Preparation of polymers for adhesion includes processes like corona, flame and plasma treatment. These can be very effective if implemented with proper process control feedbacks. However, they don’t always translate into reliable manufacturing processes. Failure analysis has shown that this usually stems from a lack of control of important variables that affect adhesion. Variables that are not identified cannot be measured and controlled.
- Discusses variables that contribute to failure of adhesion in bonding, laminating, printing, painting and coating operations.
- Increases awareness of simple process control steps that can significantly increase bond reliability.