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Surface Energy of Fluoropolymers: A Plasma Case Study

February 6, 2018

 Surface Energy of Fluoropolymers: A Plasma Case Study

Today we’re heading to the lab to review the surface energy of fluoropolymers after plasma treatment. As you may know, a fluoropolymer is a polymer containing carbon, and one where nearly all of the hydrogen has been replaced with fluorine.

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Surface Energy in Plastics: A Brief Primer (Video)

May 9, 2017

Surface Energy in Plastics: A Brief Primer

Surface energy of plastics is a topic our readers inquire about again and again. It is a critical measurement to know when manufacturing with plastics and polymers, as it impacts bonding and long-term adhesion properties. Here’s a quick primer:

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Measuring Surface Energy and Surface Tension of Plastics (VIDEO)

May 10, 2016

Measuring Surface Energy and Surface Tension of Plastics

Every wonder how to measure plastic materials to determine surface energy and tension properties? The process is easier than you might imagine, and can lead to better manufacturing outcomes through plasma surface treatment. 

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