Products - Flame treatment
Converting 'pre' treatment : Flame treatment of paper board is known as flame "pre-treatment" as the flame is applied to the paper board surface before the extrusion coating is applied. This pre-treatment is a well proven adhesion improvement method that is commonly used within global industry of aseptic drinks carton packaging. Overall the flame pre-treatment improves the cartons performance and integrity, improving adhesion between the laminate and the paperboard.
Converting 'post' treatment: Applying flame treatment to a polymer surface is known as flame "post- treatment" ( whereas the polymer is already extrusion coated or laminated onto the surface of the paperboard, typically in a web line). This treatment is useful when printing or applying a special coating. Industry proven on substrates such as Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE), and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). Aerogen has a specially designed burner for post-treating to give the very best adhesion improvement results, along with related combustion equipment and burner housing apparatus.
Flame polishing: Aerogen's flame polishing is the removal of unwanted mould release lines, burrs and flash from the edges of plastic injection moulded articles, by means of the controlled application of a flame. Once treated the surface will benefit from a smooth to touch finish. Typical articles for flame polishing are polypropylene car bumpers, polycarbonare automotive lamp lenses, polypropylene cosmetic tube caps.
Automotive flame treatment (Instrument panels): Within the manufacturing process of automotive instrument panels (dashboards), flame treatment of the injection moulded polypropylene sub-frame structure is common place. The treatment provides exceptional adhesion that is essential to avoid blistering or de-lamination of a coating, such as soft touch paint, laminated leather, flocking, foaming or slushing. Many finished componenets such as instrument panels, door covers, air bag covers all benifit from being flame treatment being applied polypropylene surface prior to further coatings being applied.
Automotive flame treatment (Bumpers): Flame treatment is common place within the automotive bumper manufacturing industry. The treatment improves the surface adhesion characteristics of the polypropylene bumper moulding assisting the paint to adhere much more effectively. Aerogen's flame treatment is an "in-line" process, proven to be safe and effective accross hundreds of installations over the last 25 years.
Plastic flame treatment: This treatment is an effective method of adhesion improvement for a wide variety of consumer products. It is often implemented in the finishing process as it allows a coating to form a durable bond. Flame treatment prior to labelling makes the label take to the surface permanently. Common consumer products include fabric conditioner bottles before labelling, cosmetic tubes priop to printing, and widgets prior to bonding. Usually the burner fits around the existing production process.
Anti-flecking flame treatment : This application is used to treat the surface of sheet metal such as tin plate. The flame process removes forming oil or grease from the substrates surface as an initail means of prepartion prior to further coating. Once treated the surface benifits from increased coating durability and inproves the appearance of any print. Applications are printed metal inclosures such as deodarant aerosols and confectionary containers.
Film flame treatment: The treatment of polymer films such as BOPP has some distinct differnces to corona treatment. By using flame treatment it offers high treatment levels, no pin holding, no back side treatment, no decay of treatment, no ozone emissions therefore no ozone smell on the film. This treatment is consistent and repeatable, with proven high treatment levels up to high speed lines, or example 56+ dynes up to 650m/min. The treatment of film is often implemented to increase the surface adhesion characteristics prior to printing or coating, films such as BOPP, OPP, CPP, PE & PET.
Food applications: Aerogen burners are an attractive choice for a variety of industrial food processing applications. They offer a robust design, excellent heat distrubution, fuel efficiency and specifically designed to suit the given application and production requirements. The gas flame offers a clean, effective and instant heat source used within bread bakery ovens, biscuit ovens, wafer ovens, meat branding, meat searing and coffee drying amonst many others. By using a pre-mixed fuel method of gas and combustion air this gives a very precise and consistant flame profile, allowing excellent heat distribution to provide consistant cooking of the food product.