Controllable release properties are in demand especially in the label, tape and special adhesive products industries; in other words where there is a need to control the peel force that is required to pull one surface off another.
Silicone covered materials have for decades been made using traditional coaters applying curtain, spray or print technologies. Traditional coatings have a layer thickness of 1-2 micron.
With the new EASI-Plasma Nano Coating Technology the release properties are created by applying an extremely thin silicone coated layer with a thickness between 1 and 10 nm (0.001-0.01 microns).
Some of the big advantages of applying a coating thickness that is only a fraction of the conventional coating are a reduction in consumables and elimination of the need for drying. This brings the running cost down to a level unmatched in the industry.
Besides lowering the cost per square area thanks to the thinner coating layer the EASI-Plasma Nano Coating Technology also provides the ability to tune the release properties to exactly the peel force your products need.