New technical paper on proper dyne testing methods to support corona treating operations

24.04.2020 Converters and film extruders rely on dyne measurements to reveal what their eyes cannot see: changes in a film’s surface energy after corona treating.

Enercon’s new technical paper is now available on their website.
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Enercon’s new technical paper is now available on their website.

When properly executed, dyne tests provide valuable insights. However, many operations do not properly train their employees on the best practices for conducting dyne tests. In addition, the results of these tests can lead to erroneous assumptions relative to corona treating & adhesion.

Dyne pens, cotton swab and Mayer Rod test

A new technical paper from Enercon provides the industry with insights on how to properly conduct the most common dyne testing methods: dyne pens, the cotton swab method and the Mayer Rod test.

“Enercon understands the intimate relationships between corona treating, surface energy, dynes and adhesion,” says VP application engineering Tom Gilbertson. “We created this technical paper to give converters and extruders a comprehensive look at the different test methods and how to make the best choices for interpreting results.”

About Enercon

Enercon Industries Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is a major manufacturer of equipment for the plastics, converting and packaging industries. The company supplies custom built corona and atmospheric plasma treating systems, as well as induction cap sealing systems.