Surface Pretreatment

The treatment of surfaces for influencing the adhesion of glues, coatings or printing media by means of combustion is a method established for years in numerous industrial fields. A further significant improvement of the adhesion can be achieved by deposition of a reactive silicate layer, produced by flame pyrolysis. Through Combustion of a silane additive component in a combustion-gas atmosphere, are produced very dense and adhering silicate layers with high surface energy to materials, such as  metals, glass, ceramics and plastics.

The surface pretreatment ensures the generation of a high-energy silicate layer (layer thickness max. 40 nm) on the

material surfaces via flame pyrolysis (surface silicate coating), the application of an adhesion promoter, suited to the adhesive, the coating or to the printed medium, as also the Improvement of the wettability of the surface.

In combination to adhesion promoters with the corresponding functionality, the layers ensure the basis for long-term-, water- and solvent-stable adhesions, coatings and prints. Further applications of this technology are the temporary corrosion protection as well as the production of diffusion barrier layers.

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Surface Pretreatment - Systems and Devices

Surface pretreatment with the SurAChem® VG 02 K Kit and the SurAChem® VG 02 manual fire torch. Ideal for the significant increase of adhesion on plastics, metals, glass, ceramics and composite materials.

Surface pretreatment with the SurAChem® VG 03 manual fire torch. Ideal for industrial applications. Ideal for surface pretreatment of several square meters.

Test inks Kit SurAChem TT K
Surface Pretreatment Kit VG 02 K
Manual Fire Torch SurAChem VG 03
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The test inks kit SurAChem® TT K with six test inks in the energy spectrum 25-72 mN/m are suitable for measuring the surface energy on plastics, metals, glass, ceramics as also composite materials.

Silane Dispensing Unit SILICOAT
Flame Control System
Surface pretreatment Systems
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The surface pretreatment systems apply flame pyrolysis to materials for various applications, increasing significantly the adhesion of coatings, adhesives and print media. The width and geometry of the burner, as well as the transport through the surface pretreatment system, is individually adapted to the size, shape and material property of the pretreated parts.

SILICOAT AD-400 flame control system with integrated silane dispensing unit and customer-specific burner for the dispensing of a silane-based precursor in a combustion-gas atmo-sphere.

SILICOAT DU-100 silane dispensing unit for the dispensing of a silane-based precursor in a combustion-gas atmosphere. The SILICOAT DU-100 is to be connected to an external gas control unit.

Test inks SurAChem® for measuring the surface energy on plastics, metals, glass, ceramics as also composite materials.

Adhesion Promoters
SurASil Cartridges
SurAChem Test Inks
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The adhesion promoters provide the basis for long-term-, water- and solvent- stable adhesions, as well as coatings and prints for temporary protection against corrosion and the formation of diffusion barriers.

In combination with a surface pretreatment device, the SurASil® cartridges are suitable for the deposition of amorphous silicate layers on metal, plastic, glass and ceramic surfaces, increasing significantly the adhesive strength of coatings, adhesives and printing media

SurAChem Test Inks