Prior to coating plastic workpieces, they can be flame heated using a gas burner to improve adherence. This is not a heat treatment but rather a selective utilisation of the chemical effect of the gas flame. Naturally, we also offer further pretreatment equipment, such as the plasma treatment for example. During flame heating, the surface is briefly subjected to the direct effect of a gas flame fed with extra oxygen. This causes the breaking of molecular bonds in the surface of the substrate to be treated, and the binding of active ions, mainly OH and COOH groups existing in the flame. In this manner, polar groups, enabling the secure bonding of printing inks, lacquers/paints, adhesives, etc. are created in the originally nonpolar material. Due to the formation of polar groups, the surface energy of the treated substrate increases to a measurable amount.

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