Topic: Pad printing on plastic. Printing on PP. Plasma pre-treatment of polypropylene.

Effective pre-treatment – Openair® Plasma for high-quality pad printing on sensitive operating displays

An attractive look and abrasion resistance are quality features in demand for control panels on washing machines, ovens, and other appliances. High-gloss white polypropylene components are used that will then be pad printed. Pre-treatment is required, however, to ensure that solvent-free ink will adhere securely to these non-polar plastics.
Conventional pre-treatment methods (such as corona or flame) are not much help in pre-treating high-gloss polypropylene (PP) because they generally result in thermal destruction of the gloss surface.
Openair® Plasma treatment offers the ideal solution; rotating plasma jets achieve high surface activation with the lowest possible thermal impact.

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BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH

High-gloss polypropylene pretreatment before printing

Since 1999, the polypropylene handles of hand-held blenders have been pretreated with atmospheric plasma systems from Plasmatreat before pad printing at the BSH plant in Slovenia. This process ensures a flawless print image on high-gloss plastic that would otherwise make printing difficult.

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Plasmatreat North America Inc.
1480 Sandhill Dr., Unit 8,
Ancaster, ON L9G 4V5

Phone: +1 905 304-5200
Fax: +1 905 304-5260

Contact: Mr. Tim Smith

Plasmatreat USA, Inc
2541 Technology Drive, Suite 407
Elgin, IL 60124

Phone: +1 847-783-0622
Fax: +1 847-783-0991

Contact: Mr. Jeff Leighty

Plasmatreat USA, Inc
4th State, Inc.
1260 Elmer Street
Belmont, CA 94002

Phone: +1 650 596 1606
Fax: +1 650 596 1180

Contact: Mr. Wally Hansen

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