Corona treatment manufacturer Vetaphone has developed a testing machine that that it claims will make converters’ lives much easier.

The patent-pending iCorona Film Tester 1000/600 is designed to analyse the amount of surface treatment required for any given substrate before the job is started.

Every film has specific surface characteristics, so it is essential to determine the correct Corona dosage (watt/sqm/min) to create the right adhesion level (dyn/cm). The first test is a simple RED 38 dyn pen, but there are two more-advanced tests that produce data for every substrate and ink to ensure performance.

The second test creates precise material curves for polymer-based films to ensure the correct treatment level is applied, while the third test creates wetting characteristics for a specific film surface to verify that the chosen ink will match the job, film type, and desired quality.

Chief strategy officer for Vetaphone, Jan Eisby, said: “The new iCorona Film Tester takes all the guesswork out of Corona treatment and allows converters to get it right first time.”

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