Ink adhesion for wire and cable jacket markingJan 16th, 2012 | By Mark Plantier | Category: Field Applications, Wire and Tubing
Creating indelible markings on wires and cables for military, aerospace, automotive, telecom and datacom applications can be a challenge for many manufacturers. Certainly highly aggressive solvent inks can be used to mark wire and cable, however there is a growing interest to develop greener technologies that can provide additional economic and production benefits.
Plasma treatment cleans, etches and functionalizes surfaces to increase their surface energy and receptiveness to bonding. By using a plasma treater wire and cable marking operations can become greener, more economic and more productive.
A recent educational webinar on using atmospheric plasma to pretreat wire and cable jackets prior to ink jet printing is available by following this link.