TECHNICAL ARTICLES OF ESSECI FLAME TREATERS

TECHNICAL ARTICLES OF ESSECI FLAME TREATERS ultima modifica: 2016-10-20T12:39:55+00:00 da Ufficio Stampa

LAMBDA CONTROL SYSTEM

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LAMBDA CONTROL SYSTEM

Air/Gas Ratio is the fundamental parameter in flame treatment process The fundamental parameter that rule the flame treatment process of the plants designed and manufactured by esseCI is the air/gas ratio If mixture flow represents the amount of energy supplied to the burner, the air/gas ratio is the quality of such energy: compared to all the other parameters of the treatment and, in particular mixture flow (ie the amount of energy), if the air/gas ratio is not optimized, is obtained, on the treated surface, a significantly lower value of surface wettability, with a reduction in the effectiveness of the treatment....

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REMOTE SUPERVISION

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REMOTE SUPERVISION

What’s flame treatment remote supervision ? It’s a dream for any operator; the ultimate dream of any operator is to have the complete machine control anywhere, anytime, simply opening a laptop, a tablet,  a smartphone and with few clicks stay with her/his display, like in front of flame treater touch panel, to check running conditions, change set-points, view trends, read alarms. Today, on esseCI flame treater plants,  this dream is coming true ! Thanks to the cloud connectivity supplied by an industrial router successfully adopted since September 2015. This Router is designed  to be flexbile and so able to match the...

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FLAME TREATMENT 4.0: ADVANCED SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION OF POLYMER FILM

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FLAME TREATMENT 4.0:  ADVANCED SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION OF POLYMER FILM

EsseCI and Fraunhofer IAP  research project : ADVANCED SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION OF POLYMER FILM EsseCI and Fraunhofer IAP joined forces to advance the application of flames for the surface treatment of plastic films by having signed a cooperation agreement. We invite partners to a joint project for advancing flame treatments in order to improve the durability of the treatments as well as the range of possible functionalizations and, in turn, boost the competiveness of the users of this technique. For this purpose we intent to explore the possibilities of advanced flame treatments by addition of agents and post-treatments. Flame treatment Most polymers (plastics) require a surface activation before printing or adhesive joining. Flame treatment...

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esseCI FLAME TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY

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esseCI FLAME TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY

FLAME TREATMENT BENEFITS 1. HIGHER WETTABILITY THAN CORONA TREATMENT 2. HIGHER SURFACE ENERGY THAN CORONA TREATMENT 3. SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER TREATMENT DECAY COMPARED TO CORONA TREATMENT 4. BETTER AND LONGER LASTING METAL ADHESION IN CASE OF METALLIZATION PROCESS 5. BETTER AND LONGER LASTING ADHESION OF UV INKS ON THE TREATED FILM 6. NO DAMAGES ON WEB BARRIER PROPERTIES 7. NO BACKSIDE TREATMENT 8. NO OZONE PRODUCTION WHY BEING HAPPY WITH THIS ? WHEN YOU CAN GET THIS ?   comparing flame treatment to corona treatment When comparing flame treatment to corona treatment (that are the two most commonly used pretreatment methods...

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FLAMETREATER’S IMPROVEMENTS INTRODUCED

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FLAMETREATER’S IMPROVEMENTS INTRODUCED

The surface polarized flame treatment Flame treatment it’s most widely used treatment, because it can replace all other treatments. In the United States is the most frequently used to improve materials adhesion . Emphasizing the important development of this technology introduced by “ESSECI” , we can describe as follow, the most relevant and important improvements introduced that they are : ◊ the use of a combustion analyzer Flame temperature and composition can be adjusted within a wide range so as to have different possibilities of O2 free (it means, to have air/gas mixture by reducing or oxiding or stoichiometric...

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SURFACE FLAME TREATMENT ON PAPER AND CARDBOARD

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SURFACE FLAME TREATMENT ON PAPER AND CARDBOARD

Surface flame treatment on paper and cardboard Applied on paper and cardboard flame treatment system  ” ESSECI ” provides the following results : ◊ elimination of hairs and small growths that may be present on the surface ; ◊ elimination of humidity or water evaporation , which could cause air bubbles between the layers to be laminated ; ◊ decontamination of oils or fats that may be present due to previous contact with plastic surfaces ; ◊ creation of bonds on the surface to be coupled thanks to the  free oxygen in the flame. The material oxidizes the surface...

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SURFACE AND COATING TECHNOLOGY FOR FLEXIBLE PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING

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SURFACE AND COATING TECHNOLOGY FOR FLEXIBLE PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING

  Extrusion coating is a process used in food packaging industry   to coat complex materials used for aseptic packaging, such as containers for milk, wine, fruit juices , water, etc… Materials properties are very important in food packaging industry.  Efficient barrier film against external agents is necessary in food package. In order to guarantee the barrier effect, then , food quality preservation different material layers are coated in flexible package: paper, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic materials such as PE polyethylene, PP polypropylene, PET Polyethylene terephthalate. Different substrates are coated  in flexible packaging material  !   Watch this  NICE  video !   Good adhesion of these different materials...

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HOW THE SURFACE TREATMENT FORMS PART OF PLASTIC FILM INDUSTRY

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HOW THE  SURFACE TREATMENT FORMS PART OF PLASTIC FILM INDUSTRY

PLASTIC FILM INDUSTRY Often when people talk about plastic films they consider these products, as same type of material, grouping all flexible plastic packaging into a single category. What they do not realize is that plastic films, are made by a broad category of materials that can be relatively simple or complex, it’s depending on the base of requests of particular products or packages. Like plastic bottles and/or containers, the web can be made with different resins, each of which has a unique combination of properties that makes it ideal for certain applications. IN EACH APPLICATION FLAME TREATMENT CAN...

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FLAME TREATMENT: variables and results expected

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FLAME TREATMENT: variables and results expected

 FLAME TREATMENT esseCI TECHNOLOGY     FLAME TREATMENT APPLICATION Industrial process used to improve wetting and adhesion properties of polyolefin films : BOPP Bioriented Polypropylene OPP Oriented Polypropylene PE PET PS automotive 3D plastic components as : bumpers dashboards   and other special application as: flame treatment for assemby of headlight bodies surface flame treatment on blow- molded plastic bottles   Main process, it consists, on flame running, against the surface of the material, to be treated. Such surface, could be modified in terms of energy and surface tension, so improving wettability to prepare it for next applications as...

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FOOD PACKAGING: SURFACE FLAME TREATMENT FOR PLASTIC FILM

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FOOD PACKAGING: SURFACE FLAME TREATMENT FOR PLASTIC FILM

POTENTIALS OF FLAME TREATMENT IN PLASTIC AND PAPER FOOD PACKAGING   esseCi flame treaters   In  food packaging industry the polymers most used are the polyolefins, including  PE polyethylene  and PP polypropylene. They are  about half of the total consumption of plastics in Western Europe.       POLYPROPYLENE AND POLYETHYLENE PROPERTIES Advantages universally recognized: low cost good optical properties flexibility barrier to water vapor resistance to stress cracking inertness to acids, oils and alcohols   The polyethylene and polypropylene have poor surface properties. Flame treatment increases surface properties     CONVERTING INDUSTRY In FOOD PACKAGING surface properties play an...

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OXYGEN ANALYZER

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OXYGEN ANALYZER

OXYGEN ANALYZER EI-JCS 121 is latest among    esseCI srl oxygen analyzers produced since 1995 EI-JCS 121 is a portable small unit,that allows to check continously, and  and in real time , the combustible mixture composition used by esseCi flame treaters. OXYGEN ANALYZER WORKING The unit working mode is based on Zirconium oxide physics. The analyzer samples a constant portion of the combustion mixture sent to the burner, analyzes it in a catalytic reactor, by evaluating the oxygen content on it. Zirconium oxide cell is the core of unit.. Oxygen content on mixture, can be calculated, displayed and retransmitted  in...

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FLAME TREATMENT vs CORONA TREATMENT

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FLAME TREATMENT  vs  CORONA TREATMENT

SURFACE FLAME TREATMENT TO IMPROVE COATING ADHESION  IN PLASTIC MATERIALS, PAPER AND ALUMINIUM FLAME TREATMENT VS CORONA TREATMENT EsseCI flame treaters borns during period ’60 to ’70. Several quality inconveniences on “CORONA” treatment, was rised up, by generating problems, as poor adhesion on : lacquering,  inking, coating, metallizing, gluing, so, by rising doubts, on the reliability  about “CORONA” technology, used on industrial process of POYPROPYLENE web production. In that time, PP web was designated to : Food packaging Film for electronic components  (capacitors etc.) Tapes production Plastic films have low surface tensions, so they have non-receptive anchor substrate such...

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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY STILL CONTINUES TO USE ESSECI FLAME TREATMENT

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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY STILL CONTINUES TO USE ESSECI FLAME TREATMENT

FLAMING ROBOT SURFACE FLAME TREATMENT FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ON PLASTICS PARTS BEFORE PAINTING   In 1984 FIAT introduced for the first time in the world the polypropylene to make the bumpers, due to the low costs of such material, called TPO (PP + EPDM). The introduction of PP put on the table a question, how to improve the surface adhesion for the paint, as PP is a material non polar and consequently not able to be painted as the surface has low wettability. Due to the long experience in the treatment of polypropylene, esseCI was involved to study a...

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ENERGY SAVING PROJECT

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ENERGY SAVING PROJECT

The Energy Saving project Differentiated Double Burner System implemented on ExxonMobil Chemical Europe Sud facility (Line # 603) by esseCI flame treaters confirmed the target to save gas, so energy, on the actually installed L#603 flame treater, using a different flame treater configuration . In the pre-project condition (Standard Double Burner Configuration – SDBS), at a max speed value of 470 m/min, a total mixture flow of 1350/1400  m3 per working hour was used. An energy saving higher than 40% of this energy has been obtained from the start-up of the new flame treater configuration, i.e. Differentiated Double Burner...

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