Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

The Dangers of Missing Vital Surface Quality Information in Production

| Rose Roberts and Pierce Geary

A major problem for manufacturers is a problem of sensitivity. There is ...
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Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Control Additive Blooming in Polymer Films

| Pierce Geary

We all take the ease of peeling open, and resealing packs of double stuff Oreos for granted. The plastic packaging that maintains the freshness of our favorite ...
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Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The Best Way to Verify Medical Diagnostics Coatings

| Pierce Geary

The biomedical industry runs on testing. Testing is at the heart of meeting extensive requirements to ensure healthcare practices and facilities are safe. A kind of ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Single vs Multi-fluid Contact Angle Techniques Part 2: Why one fluid is all you need for process control in manufacturing

| Giles Dillingham and Pierce Geary

This is part two of a two-part series explaining the finer points of BTG Labs’ approach to helping companies build reliability into their cleaning and adhesion ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Single vs Multi-fluid Contact Angle Techniques Part 1: Surface energy and the attractions between substances

| Giles Dillingham and Pierce Geary

This is part one of a two-part series explaining the finer points of BTG Labs’ approach to helping companies build reliability into their cleaning and adhesion ...
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Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Will New Hand Washing Practices Cause Problems for Manufacturing?

| Pierce Geary

Like many industries during the COVID-19 crisis, manufacturing has had to make big changes including scaling back its workforce, enforcing new and intensified ...
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Material Science, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Demystifying the Greatest Metal Brazing Process Challenges

| Pierce Geary

When thinking about what manufacturing looks like, most people envision sparks flying, metal clanking and fires blazing. This isn’t too far off the mark since ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment

New Study Proves the Surface Analyst is Dependable for Process Control

| Pierce Geary

One of our favorite services we provide to manufacturers is to help optimize surface preparation techniques for their particular materials and products. It’s our ...
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Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

How to Bond PTFE to Anything

| Pierce Geary

Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE is a very common material in wide use among almost every major industry. This ultra-lubricious and multi-use fluoropolymer touches ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation & Treatment

A Summary of Surface Treatment Methods for Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

One of our many mantras at BTG Labs is that all manufacturers who bond, coat, seal, paint and print stand a better chance of fully understanding and controlling ...
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Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Plasma Treatment for Complete and Reliable Cleaning with Richard Burke

| Pierce Geary

At IPC APEX 2020 in San Diego we wanted to explore the ways that electronics ...
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