Tantec A/S

Industrivej 6, 6640 Lunderskov
Denmark [incl. Greenland]

Telephone +45 75585822
Fax +45 75586183

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  • Hall 10 / J72
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K 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand J72

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K 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.08  Ancillary equipment
  • 03.08.001  Surface pretreatment equipment

Our products

Product category: Surface pretreatment equipment

Leak detection of micro pinholes | LeakTEC

LeakTEC is a powerful electronic tool for non-destructive leak detection of non-conductive single layer materials.

The LeakTEC measures a leak between a high-voltage electrode (DC) and counter electrode which can either be grounded or running opposed polarity. The LeakTEC ensures full process control and traceability.

It is typical in field applications to surface test moulded and welded joints in medical devices like medical tubes, containers, pipettes, cannulas and extruded film for medical bags etc.

This fully automatic test is capable of detecting pin holes even smaller than 3 microns by introducing an electrical potential between a detecting electrode and an electrical ground, (i.e. metal jig or mandrel holding the part) while the plastic part itself acts as the insulator.

In the event of detecting a crack or pin hole in the plastic material, an electrical contact is established between electrode and ground.

This pass/fail contact is processed via the integral generator module interfaced with the main machine control. The machine control can either enable a downstream ‘part-reject’ function or track trends in the manufacturing process, which can be fed back for early process adjustment or maintenance. Counter electrodes measurement is to ensure that all electrodes are fully working. Each counter electrode will then give out individual signal to be processed by the machine PLC unit.

To limit the high-voltage and minimize generation of static electricity Tantec offers its dual polarity system (patented).

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Product category: Surface pretreatment equipment

Plasma Treatment

Surface treatment with Plasma treatment technology offers innovative solutions to adhesion and wetting problems in many industries.

Component preparation is an important step prior to bonding, painting, varnishing and coating processes. Plasma treatment provides an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of component surfaces before further processing. Plasma surface treatment improves wettability and adhesion of ink, glues and coatings on many different surfaces.

If you need to understand the technology behind the surface treatment technology, we advice you take a look at our article about: Surface treatment and how it works.

Our Plasma Treatment equipment and products are cost-effective

Plasma treatment provides surface treatment and an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of complex surfaces before further processing. This is especially true for profiles with complex surfaces, that cannot be treated using regular corona treatment mechanisms. Our plasma surface treatment equipment is used for long-term adhesive bonding of plastics and metals, and we have many customizable solutions suiting your company and your products.

Plasma treatment is used in almost all industrial manufacturing processes, and we have more than 40 years of experience in delivering the right equipment for surface treating any material.
We offer different types of Plasma Treatment systems and Plasma treaters:

PlasmaTEC - Atmospheric Plasma Generator
VacuTEC - Vacuum Plasma Treater
VacuLAB - Unit for Lab Testing and Minor Production
RotoVAC - Plasma treatment of plastic parts
ProfileTEC - Plasma Treatment of Profiles

Use Tantec Plasma Treatment products prior to any coating, printing or adhesion

On an industrial level, plasma treatments are used for treating surfaces of various materials prior to any coating, printing or adhesion. Therefore, it can also be referred to as a kind of pretreatment of surfaces. Plasma treatment removes any foreign contaminants present on the surface of a material making it suitable for further processing. Materials like plastics are prone to lose any type of printing or coating done on their surfaces because of their glossy texture, unless treated. Plastics are made up of polypropylene and are homopolar which means that they do not bond that easily.

Applying plasma treatment on such plastic surfaces can result in an effective pretreatment of surface activation before any gluing, printing or lacquering can take place. Similarly, materials like ceramics and glass can also be treated with plasma. Usually, industrial oxygen is used in plasma treatment as a process gas, hence the title: oxygen plasma. However, atmospheric air is also referred to as atmospheric plasma. Depending on the type of material that is to be treated with plasma, effects can remain prominent for just a few minutes or even months.

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Product category: Surface pretreatment equipment

Corona Treatment | Optimize adhesion properties

Corona treatment is a surface modification technique that uses a corona discharge to impart changes in the properties of a surface. Treating the surface a material/an object with Corona Treatment will ensure bonding with printing inks, coatings, and adhesives.

The purpose of corona treatment is to optimise the adhesion properties on polymer-based materials. The low surface energy of polymer-based substrates often leads to poor adhesion of inks, glues and coatings which by nature present significantly high surface energies. Corona treatment is a widely used surface treatment method in the plastic film, extrusion, automotive and medical industries.

To obtain optimum adhesion, it is crucial that the surface energy of the substrate is equal or higher than the surface energy of the material to be applied to the polymer.
Understanding more of the technology:

To understand our corona treatment technology further you can also read the article: What Corona Treatment is, and how it works! Below you will find a list of our different Corona Treaters. We recommend, that you read our knowledgebase article about: "The basics of corona treatment" if you want to learn more about the corona technology. You are also welcome to ask a question or get a quote.

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About us

Company details

We have more than 40 years of experience in delivering and manufacturing quality, high-end surface treatment products for any industry. Tantec continously develops new innovative solutions for a demanding marked.

The Tantec Group is a privately held company founded in 1974, and is a leading manufacturer of standard and customized Plasma and Corona systems for surface treatment of plastics and metals to enhance adhesion properties. Tantec surface treaters are sold worldwide to end-users and OEM’s through our own branch offices and more than 30 partners worldwide.

Tantec A/S is the headquarter located in Lunderskov, Denmark, in a purpose-build factory from 1989, housing sales, service, research and development of specialized mechanical and high quality electronic surface treatment equipment.

Tantec EST Inc. is covering sales and service to the North American customers since 1987, now from a new location in Glendale Heights IL, just outside Chicago.

Tantec GmbH in Wimsheim, and Tantec GmbH Nord in Hamburg, are sales and service offices as well as manufacturing facilities established in Germany in 1995 and 1998.


Tantec wants to be the preferred worldwide supplier and adviser for surface treatment within the medical device industry, automotive industry and other quality-driven industries.

The Tantec Group is an innovative organization with a high level of know-how, continuously developing new Plasma and Corona equipment to help solving adhesion problems, and to meet high customer demands.

The Tantec Group is owned by Kim Saabye and Morten Thrane.

Founded in Denmark in 1974
Headquartered in Lunderskov, Denmark
Branch offices in Germany and the USA
Represented ay agents in 30 countries worldwide
Has delivered more than 4,000 surface treatment solutions over the past 40 years
First mover on Plasma and Corona systems for 3D parts systems
Global after-sales service
In-house free sampling

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