Vetaphone – Corona and Plasma

Vetaphone is renowned as an innovative supplier of Corona and Plasma surface treatment technology to the printing, converting and extrusion industries.They were the Inventors of the Corona treatment process back in the 1950’s and since then, they have been supplying the world with the highest quality and most innovative Corona treaters available.

Vetaphone’s Corona treaters are designed for high performance, high speeds, long life, dependable production and ease of use for the operators.  The continuity within the company has led to many innovations that have set the market standards of today. Their 66 years of continuous experience means they can provide a solution for virtually every requirement.

Vetaphone introduced Plasma treatment in 2010 and have continued to develop the technology and their version, branded as ‘iPlasma®’ is the most eco-friendly process available on the market, offering low running costs and reduced energy consumption.  Generally seen as a ‘softer’ process than Corona, iPlasma treatment offers different functionality and a new range of surface abilities. This is because the lower heat level has less impact on the surface, and the controlled environment allows the surface tension to be tuned to meet specific requirements. As a result, iPlasma is often seen as a combination of Corona and liquid primer but is in fact far more sophisticated and flexible in its capability.

In 95% of cases, Corona treatment of a substrate is still the perfect way to improve surface adhesion and deliver a first-class product. By modifying the surface energy of a non-absorbent material, like film or foil, Corona treatment will allow inks, lacquers and laminate film to adhere correctly and uniformly, and produce a quality result.

However in the remaining 5% of cases, Corona treatment will not work because of the complexity of the chemical make-up of the substrate. And in these situations, Plasma treatment is needed to allow a secure bond. The simple difference is that where the Corona process is carried out in ambient air, Plasma treatment requires a controlled environment and the use of a dopant gas.

For more information, please speak with us on +44 (0)1844 355221 or email enquiries@advancesurfacetech.co.uk