Plasma surface treatment can be used to modify the surface properties of wires before inkjet printing. Inkjet printing on wires is used in a variety of applications, including in the electronics industry to print identification codes, barcodes, and other information on wires.
Inkjet printing on wires requires the ink to adhere strongly to the wire surface. However, the surface of wires can be difficult to modify or bond to, which can limit the adhesion of the ink. Plasma surface treatment can be used to modify the surface chemistry of the wire, improving the surface energy and wettability of the wire and making it more receptive to the ink.
Plasma surface treatment involves exposing the wire surface to a low-pressure plasma. The plasma generates a range of reactive species such as ions, radicals, and photons that can modify the surface chemistry of the wire. This modification can improve the surface energy and wettability of the wire, making it more receptive to the ink and improving the adhesion of the ink to the wire surface.
Plasma surface treatment can be used on a variety of wire materials with low surface energy, including PE ,HDPE, LDPE, LSZH, XLPE ,OFC, PP , PTFE, ETFE, FEP, EPDM, Silicone and more have difficulty bonding with inks.The treatment can be applied directly to the wire surface in-line with the inkjet printing process, which allows for fast and efficient processing.
One of the advantages of plasma surface treatment is that it is a non-contact process that can be performed at ambient temperature and pressure, making it a convenient and cost-effective method for improving ink adhesion on wires. Additionally, the process does not require any additional chemicals or solvents, which can be harmful to the environment.
Eltech plasma technology can improve the adhesion of lots of new materials in the wires and cables industry.
Our machines can activate the surface of the material and ensure a very high surface energy state, creating the perfect conditions for the subsequent printing process.
Improve the hydrophilicity of the surface of the material while enhancing the adhesion of the ink on the surface, so that the ink never falls off.
Machines can be directly installed before the coding, which makes the production process efficient and environmentally friendly.
Overall, plasma surface treatment is a valuable technique for modifying the surface properties of wires, which can improve the adhesion of ink in inkjet printing applications and enhance the functionality of wire-based products!