Germantown, Wis. — 3DT LLC developed an inline system that improves the adhesion on bottles for printing, labeling and decorating applications.
Called BottleDyne, the system treats various sizes of plastic bottles completely — as in 360 degrees — and is equipped with technology to powerfully bond and reliably produce bottles on a high-speed line, a company news release says.
BottleDyne is a newly engineered corona treatment system for improving adhesion on cylindrical plastic bottles in particular. The system invisibly alters surfaces to improve bonding of ink, adhesives and labels and is capable of treating thousands of bottles per hour.
The system features Allen Bradley control systems for local or remote treatment options and real-time insight on performance.
A compact design means the system can be easily integrated into molding, labeling and printing lines or used as a stand-alone work station.
The line speed is capable of treating 3,000 bottles per hour in a broad range of sizes from 1¼ to 3 inches in diameter and up to 12 inches tall. The bottles are treated in a single lane as they ride and rotate 360 degrees through the corona treating station. A variable speed belt system delivers the bottles.
The release says a powerful corona discharge raises dyne levels on plastic materials, such as polypropylene, high density polyethylene, PE and PET, to at least 42 dynes per centimeter, which creates the secure bond of inks, adhesives and labels.
The system also is equipped with an ozone destruction system to meet federal environmental requirements and comes with 3DT's PolyDyne corona generator and transformer.
In addition, optional items are available, including a piece counter and product handling equipment, such as a feeder bowl to supply bottles to the system.
In business for 30 years, 3DT also offers plasma surface treatment technology and solutions for other adhesion challenges. For more information, go to www.3DTLLC.com or call 1-262-253-6700.