Solve Complex Adhesion Problems in Film & Flexible Packaging

Working with polymers presents a unique manufacturing challenge. These materials have low inherent surface energy, making adhesion difficult. BTG Labs’ products are a direct replacement for dyne ink tests and allow film & flexible packaging manufacturers to safely and accurately quantify the quality of material surfaces and gain confidence that adhesion processes will be successful. 

Common Film & Flexible Packaging Applications

  • Replacement for dyne ink testing
  • Implement surface quality specifications for incoming material from suppliers
  • Define optimum corona treatment levels
  • Verify and monitor corona treatment in production
  • Eliminate product scrap due to destructive dyne ink testing
  • Ensure successful lamination, the application of coatings and metallizing
  • Fix printing and sealing problems
  • Pinpoint migration of low molecular weight components
  • Control the effects of aging on material surface quality while it’s in storage
  • Identify environmental contaminants on rollers or transfer areas
  • Verify and maximize the effectiveness of bump treatment

“Using the Surface Analyst as a production problem-solving tool—versus dyne pens, which are more crude—was probably the fastest ROI on any piece of equipment... in the last half decade.”

- Ryan Chai, Director of Flexible Packaging, Kala

Learn how Kala's adoption of the Surface Analyst saved them time, money and revolutionized surface quality expectations with their vendors through data-driven communication.

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Film & Flexible Packaging Articles

Learn what it takes to control your adhesion processes in manufacturing to prevent adhesion failure and ensure surface cleanliness.

Process Control Innovations for Card Manufacturers

We’ve all experienced the disappointing (and kinda embarrassing) moment when we’re at a register trying to buy armfuls of tortilla chips and salsa and the point of sale card reader screams out that an error has occurred.

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Using Data to Improve Ink Adhesion to Polymer Film

One of the most frustrating aspects of experiencing a problem in manufacturing isn't necessarily the issue itself, but rather, it's the difficulty of accurately determining and communicating what the problem actually is. 

In the case of blown and...

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The Dangers of Missing Vital Surface Quality Information in Production

A major problem for manufacturers is a problem of sensitivity. There is a rampant lack of sensitivity to material surfaces for companies across every manufacturing industry. Granted, it’s not easy to test surface quality to predict the outcomes...

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Our Film & Flexible Packaging Customers

Some of the most successful brands in the world choose BTG Labs to partner with for their critical surface applications. Every day, companies trust the Surface Analyst to validate their surface quality because they know they can trust their results will be fast, easy, accurate and non-destructive. We strive to continue relationships with innovative, creative and successful companies.

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