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  • 3
    Nov
    Dyne Technology Drive a Plasma Revolution to Optimise High Performance Industries Manufacturing Process and Bring Cost Savings
    Published 3rd Nov 2015
    Dyne Technology Drive a Plasma Revolution to Optimise High Performance Industries Manufacturing Process and Bring Cost Savings

    Dyne Technology, the UK and Irelands leading Plasma Treating equipment supplier have released the latest in Plasma Treating technology, adding to their already impressive portfolio of problem solving equipment.

    Dyne Technology have cemented their position as the trusted advisor for Plasma Surface Modification throughout high performance industries after working in close partnership with Bentley, Magna, Red Bull, UTC Aerospace, Rolls Royce and many more. 

    With engineers boasting well over 40 year’s practical industry experience, Dyne Technology have earned their trusted advisor status by working closely with engineers and providing high levels of customer support. Our exemplary customer service and commitment to providing above industry standard expertise has recently been recognised by Tantec A/S. The Plasma & Corona Surface Treatment manufacturing company based in Denmark have awarded Dyne Technology with the highly coveted Agent of the Year award after beating all other agents across the globe.

    Managing Director, Chris Lines, comments "It was a great honour for the Dyne Technology team to receive this award. We are passionate that our customers in the UK & Ireland get the best service and support available in this field of business".

    Powering Innovation throughout High Performance Industries

    Dyne Technology are proud to announce the arrival of a Plasma Treating Revolution in the form of revolutionary Atmospheric Plasma technology, the Plasma TEC-X which is set to be demonstrated to the public for the first time at the Advanced Engineering Show 2015 on the 4th and 5th November 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham.

    Plasma Surface Modification is the unsung problem solver throughout high performance industries when facing the problems of adhesion to low surface energy materials. As engineers will know all too well, achieving a strong adhesion to these materials is at best difficult but often impossible. 

    Surface modification offers an innovative, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to those facing problems with adhesion, surface cleaning and wetting. Surface activation is often used prior to printing, painting, varnishing, coating and bonding processes throughout high performance industries.  Plasma Treating is also a highly effective surface cleaner, being excellent at removing organic contaminants from metals, glass and ceramics.

    Plasma Surface Modification is used upon an ever increasing range of substrates including a wide variety of polymers and composite materials such as carbon fibre and metal components containing electronics due to its relatively low temperature and potential free discharge.

    The PlasmaTEC-X is set to revolutionise Plasma Treating throughout high performance industries by further improving the already impressive list of benefits.

    The all new PlasmaTEC-X Atmospheric Plasma System has a far smaller footprint than previous Atmospheric Plasma systems and incredibly, eight Plasma nozzles can be operated from one controller via a daisy chain system. The most exciting feature of the PlasmaTEC-X is arguably the intelligence of the system. Equipped with an all new Air Save feature, the intelligent system automatically controls the compressed air flow, adjusting the flow of air where necessary to minimise wastage and ultimately bring cost savings.

    Not only is the PlasmaTEC-X easily installed into new and existing production lines, but the machine automatically responds to cable changes and adjusts the system to meet these new requirements. This ensures easy initial set up and any changes to your production method are as fast and as efficient as the system itself!

    The PlasmaTEC-X is the start of a Plasma Treatment revolution and bringing artificial intelligence to Plasma Treating technology marks the start of something truly incredible.

    With a state of the art laboratory located in Lichfield and acclaimed engineers with over 40 years of practical experience, the Dyne Technology team are available to provide trusted advice to those looking to solve the problems of adhesion.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the Plasma revolution, please get in touch to see how Dyne Technology can work together to find a solution that meets your manufacturing needs.

     

  • 6
    May
    Plasma Treatment Agent of the Year
    Published 6th May 2015
    Plasma Treatment Agent of the Year

    Dyne Technology are celebrating this week after learning they have won the highly acclaimed accolade of Agent of the Year 2014 from Tantec A/S, the Plasma & Corona Surface Treatment manufacturing company based in Denmark.

    Beating all other Tantec agents from around the world, the award was received by Technical Sales Engineer Chris Howey, who commented "It was a great honour to receive the award on behalf of the team at Dyne Technology.  We are passionate that our customers in the UK & Ireland get the best service and support available in this field of business.  The quality, high end plasma and corona surface treatment equipment manufactured by Tantec just makes our jobs easier".

    Further information on Tantec A/S can be found by visiting their website www.tantec.com.

  • 19
    Dec
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas
    Published 19th Dec 2014
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas

    For the fifth year running Dyne Technology held its traditional Christmas Bake Off and as usual the competition was tough.

    The theme for 2014 was Gingerbread and yet again people went to town (literally) with their delicious bakes.  All the team took part in the bake off which tested every aspect of their baking skills and really battled hard to be crowned this year's winner.

    The overall winning entry baked by Louise our Sales Administrator did have a little help in decorating her gingerbread house from her three children but they were worthy winners.    Congratulations to Louise and everyone that entered. 

    So as 2014 draws to a close, Dyne Technology would like to say "Thank You" to all our customers and wish you all a "Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

  • 13
    Aug
    Visit Dyne Technology at Interplas 2014 - The Leading Plastic Industry Event
    Published 13th Aug 2014
    Visit Dyne Technology at Interplas 2014 - The Leading Plastic Industry Event

    Dyne Technology the UK’s No. 1 supplier of plasma surface treatment equipment will be showcasing the benefits of the technology at Interplas this year and how it offers innovative and economical solutions to adhesion and wetting problems in many industries.

    Vacuum plasma and atmospheric plasma surface treatment equipment will be on Stand F78 ready for visitors to bring their small sample plastic (or metal) parts to be treated.  Using the Dyne test pen method, results will be measured quickly to show how raising the surface energy can improve adhesion of paints, coatings, sealants etc.

    Dyne Technology is also offering a no obligation, free of charge process evaluation of products prior to the exhibition.  Anyone who is attending the show can send larger samples to the Dyne Technology Test Laboratory in Lichfield, Staffordshire.  Results will be available on their stand ready for discussion during the 3 day Interplas event.

    Interplas is being held at the NEC, Birmingham, U.K. on 30th September - 2nd October 2014.  To register for a ticket at what is promised to be the event of the plastics industry calendar, please follow this link: http://www.interplasuk.com/register.html.

     

     

  • 3
    Jun
    Dyne Technology to Raise Surface Energy with Plasma at PDM
    Published 3rd Jun 2014
    Dyne Technology to Raise Surface Energy with Plasma at PDM

    Dyne Technology the UK's No. 1 supplier of plasma surface treatment equipment will be showcasing the benefits of the technology at PDM this year and how it offers innovative and economical solutions to adhesion and wetting problems in many industries.

    Component preparation using plasma is an important step prior to printing, bonding, painting, varnishing and coating processes.  Plasma surface modification also provides an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of component surfaces before further processing.

    The PDM Exhibition & Summit is the primary event for the design and moulding sectors of the plastic industry.  The event is being held at the Telford International Centre on 18th - 19th June 2014 and is set to be the most exciting event in the shows history, with more new and exciting initiatives than ever before.  If you are involved in the industry, this is an event you cannot afford to miss.

    Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology said "We are excited to be returning to PDM for the second year running to demonstrate the latest high technology plasma equipment, we expect the equipment to be of particular interest to anyone working with plastics where they have a problem with their adhesion of glues, paint and printing inks."

    Dyne Technology will exhibit on Stand B014.  To register for the free exhibition visit www.pdmevent.com.

  • 8
    Apr
    A Fine Dyne Shoot Off
    Published 8th Apr 2014
    A Fine Dyne Shoot Off

    The staff of Dyne Technology and Dyne Testing took some time away from the office recently and challenged each other to see who had the best hand eye co-ordination at pigeon shooting (only the sort of pigeons without feathers).

    Terry and his team of experienced staff at Garland's Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground close to the Dyne Group HQ in Lichfield, Staffordshire certainly gave the Dyne staff the experience and thrill of shooting live ammunition and whilst the event was organised for the staff to have a fun and exciting time, there was naturally a competitive edge to the occasion with some highly acclaimed Easter prizes to be won.

    Both Dyne teams thoroughly enjoyed the activity with some outstanding shooting and possibly a couple of fantastic bruises the next day.  The event was a huge success, especially for the winner Chris Howey our Technical Sales Engineer who beat close second place Steve Donnelly, Customer Support Engineer by one shot.  Congratulations to both of them!

    We cannot wait to see what the next challenge will be....

  • 30
    Jan
    Dyne Technology 2014 Events
    Published 30th Jan 2014
    Dyne Technology 2014 Events

    Dyne Technology Ltd has booked stands at two exhibitions this year following on from the success of 2013. 

    The Plastic, Design & Moulding (PDM) Exhibition received overwhelming positive comments last year and is specifically aimed at the design and moulding aspects of the plastics industry.  The event takes place at the Telford International Centre on 18th & 19th June 2014 and Dyne Technology is pleased to be part of the exhibition again. 

    We are also booked for Interplas - The British Plastics Show which covers all of the manufacturing processes, technologies and services within the plastics industry.   The event which takes place from 30th September until 2nd October at the NEC, Birmingham is co-locating in 2014 with a range of complementary design and manufacturing events and visitors will be able to access all the shows with one ticket.

    Alongside these two exhibitions we are busy organising our monthly Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment Training Sessions which are held in our Customer Centre here in Lichfield, Staffordshire and a very special event that is to take place in May this year - further information on this will be posted shortly so watch this space!

    If you are interested in attending one of our training courses, click on the link above for further information or contact our Customer Support Team on 01543 411460.

     

     


     

  • 6
    Sep
    Meet the Team at The Surface World Show
    Published 6th Sep 2013
    Meet the Team at The Surface World Show

    Visit Dyne Technology at the Surface World Show 2013 from 24th - 26th September at the Pavilion, NEC, Birmingham.

    The Surface World Show 2013 is the major industry event for the Surface Treatment Industries aimed at specifiers, engineers, designers and practitioners.  The latest technologies, products and services will be on display covering protective, decorative and functional coatings of all kinds plus essential cleaning and pretreatment.

    The Dyne Technology Sales & Marketing team will be exhibiting on Stand 92 to discuss component preparation using plasma surface treatment equipment, showing how it offers innovative and economical solutions to adhesion and wetting problems in many industries.

    Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology will deliver How to Solve the Problems of Adhesion in the Industry Awareness Zone at the Exhibition on Wednesday 25th September at 11:10., discussing the ideal surface properties needed to ensure optimum adhesion and how to improve adhesion performance through the use of plasma surface treatments.

    To register for the free exhibition and to attend Chris's presentation, visit the Surface World website.  If you missed us at PDM now is the perfect time to come and talk to us!

  • 10
    Jun
    Dyne Technology to Raise Energy Levels with Plasma Treatment at PDM Exhibition
    Published 10th Jun 2013
    Dyne Technology to Raise Energy Levels with Plasma Treatment at PDM Exhibition

    Dyne Technology will be showcasing the benefits of plasma technology at the Plastics Design and Moulding Exhibition this year and showing how it offers innovative and economical solutions to adhesion and wetting problems in many industries.

    The PDM Exhibition & Summit is the primary event for the design and moulding sectors of the plastic industry.  The event is being held at the Telford International Centre on 18th - 19th June 2013 and is set to be the most exciting event in the shows history, with more new and exciting initiatives than ever before.  If you are involved in the industry, this is an event you cannot afford to miss.

    Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology is one of the invited speakers at the event.  He will deliver a wide-ranging introduction to surface treatment solutions on Tuesday 18th May at 11.00 a.m., focusing on how to improve adhesion to commonly used plastics in manufacturing such as Polyethylene and Polypropylene.

    Dyne Technology will be on hand to demonstrate plasma surface treatment on Stand B014 and help solve your problems of adhesion.  To register for the free exhibition and to attend Chris's presentation, visit www.pdmevent.com.

     

     

  • 8
    Apr
    Vacuum Plasma Proves Valuable for Cutting Edge Automotive Engineering Company
    Published 8th Apr 2013
    Vacuum Plasma Proves Valuable for Cutting Edge Automotive Engineering Company

    A bench top vacuum plasma unit supplied by Dyne Technology Ltd has given Retrac Composites Ltd the major increase in adhesion they were looking for when bonding their low volume production of PEEK and composite materials.

    Retrac Composites Ltd based in Swindon, Wiltshire is one of the most advanced composite engineering companies in the world with a customer base encompassing the major names in the Aerospace, Automotive and Engineering sectors over the past 15 years.  With cutting edge projects, they are continually pushing the boundaries in the design and development of composite technology solutions.

    Dyne Technology's VacuLAB plasma surface treatment unit was recommended to Retrac by one of the leading Formula 1 teams.  Daniel Smith, Project Manager at Retrac said "Seeing the vacuum plasma treatment system working at the Formula 1 technology centre confirmed our decision to buy.  The Dyne Technology vacuum plasma treatment system ensures that we achieve the highest surface integrity for our PEEK and composite components treatment prior to bonding, it delivers excellent results every time."

    The bench top vacuum plasma unit is a cost effective solution to the problem of getting good adhesion to low surface energy materials.  It increases the bond strength when gluing, printing or coating and improves overall wettability of a wide range of parts.  The principles of the unit are based on the full size vacuum plasma chamber.  Components are placed inside the highly active vacuum plasma chamber where free radicals and other particles can attach to the material surface, resulting in the formation of additional polar groups on the surface.  These have a strong chemical attraction to inks, paint, coatings, adhesives etc., leading to significantly enhanced surface energy and therefore adhesion.

    The portable vacuum plasma unit is ideal for R&D trials and treating small batch quantities of a whole range of small metal and plastic components including automotive components and medical devices.  The equipment is very simple to install and can be operational within minutes.  It only requires a 240V, 13A electrical supply and comes equipped with its own vacuum pump, eliminating the need to hook up with any separate vacuum supply.  Featuring operator friendly, touch screen controls it is quick and easy to learn and use.  The see-through door enables users to actually witness their parts being treated in the large chamber.  The key parameters of treatment time and vacuum level are operator adjustable giving the user total process control.

    The team at Dyne Technology have years of application experience between them and work hand-in-hand with customers finding out the best solution to every new adhesion problem presented to them.  Vacuum plasma surface treatment provides an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of component surfaces before further processing and is one of the surface treatment solutions offered by them.

  • 13
    Mar
    Discover Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment Solutions at the New & Exciting Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2013
    Published 13th Mar 2013
    Discover Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment Solutions at the New & Exciting Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2013

    Dyne Technology will be exhibiting on Stand 28 at the new and exciting exhibition Med-Tech Innovation Expo on 10th and 11th April this year at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

    Dyne Technology will take to the exhibition experience and knowledge on a wide range of high performance surface treatment technologies including corona treatment, vacuum plasma and atmospheric plasma that will cover a long list of medical device manufacturing applications including disposable syringes, needle hubs, tissue culture products, catheter tubing, cannulas, contact lenses, optical coatings, blood sampling devices, ostomy care products, wound care products and many more.

    Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology will also be taking part in the two day conference presenting an informative and educational session on Adhesion to Plastics in the Medical Device Manufacture. Chris is highly regarded as a top level key industry figure within the surface treatment field and will be available after the conference for further discussions.

    To register to visit the exhibition click here and further information on the Med-Tech Innovation Expo can be found by visiting http://www.mtiexpo-uk.com.

  • 12
    Feb
    Atmospheric Plasma Surface Treatment is One Easy Solution for Brandon Medical Company Ltd
    Published 12th Feb 2013

    Dyne Technology Ltd has been awarded a contract to supply a Robotic Atmospheric Plasma Cell to Brandon Medical, a major British manufacturer of surgical lights and lamps.

    Brandon Medical are experts in the field of medical lighting design with over 40 years of healthcare experience.  The company manufactures and markets a range of medical lighting products from major operating theatre lamps through to bed head lamps.  Brandon Medical supply to the NHS (National Health Service), private hospitals, clinics and to primary care (family doctors) throughout the U.K. and Ireland.  Brandon medical products are widely exported to the Middle-East, Africa, South East Asia, Scandinavia, India, Australasia, Eastern Europe, South America and the European Union Countries. 

    Initially, wide ranging discussions around the adhesion problems Brandon Medical were experiencing were held, after which, it was decided that a visit to the Dyne Technology Centre in Lichfield was necessary to investigate the causes of the adhesion problems Brandon were experiencing.  After a series of tests it became clear that the surface needed to be both cleaned and activated to allow the coating to fully wet the surface and achieve the high level of adhesion required.  The ideal solution for cleaning and activating the surface of the material was to use a PlasmaTEC atmospheric plasma unit for surface modification.

    Brandon Medical required the production solution to be efficient, cost effective and flexible.  The engineers at Dyne Technology developed a solution that met all three of these key criteria.  Employing a 3 axis Janome bench top robot equipped with a PlasmaTEC atmospheric plasma unit gave Brandon Medical the process control and flexibility required.  The 3 axis bench top robot ensures accurate positioning of the plasma nozzle throughout the entire surface treatment cycle, thereby guaranteeing a consistent plasma applications.  The cell is designed to allow the future integration of additional process equipment.

    Plasma surface modification technology is an innovation solution to adhesion and wetting problems in many manufacturing industries including Medical Device Manufacturers, Automotive component producers and many others.  Component preparation with plasma is an important step prior to printing, bonding, painting, varnishing and coating processes.  Plasma surface modification provides an economical and effective solution for the efficient cleaning and activation of component surfaces before further processing.

    High efficiency Atmospheric Plasma is produced by passing compressed air through a cylinder and nozzle assembly and subjecting it to a strong electrical field that ionises most of its atoms.  The resulting super ionised air or Atmospheric Plasma is ejected through the nozzle tip and can be used for surface modification or surface cleaning.

    The robot mounted atmospheric plasma system supplied by Dyne Technology has proved to be a great success with Brandon Medical.  Nigel Davill, Brandon Medical's Technical Director said "The knowledge and expertise of the Dyne Technology team was invaluable; they were totally committed to finding the right solution for us at Brandon Medical.  The production system installed has improved the adhesion of our coatings and therefore the overall quality, reliability and performance of our products."

    Plasma surface modification equipment is widely used throughout a diverse range of industries and onto an ever increasing range of substrates.  For further information click here.

  • 5
    Feb
    University of York Invests in Surface Energy Measurement Equipment
    Published 5th Feb 2013
    University of York Invests in Surface Energy Measurement Equipment

    Dyne Technology has recently supplied The York Plasma Institute (YPI), based at the University of York the Theta Optical  Tensiometer for measuring contact angle on thin film plastic as part of their low temperature plasma research.

    The York Plasma Institute (YPI) has a vision to establish a world-leading interdisciplinary plasma institute for the UK, with an international reputation for fundamental plasma science and related technology, collaborating with industries and universities, and fostering new start-up companies.

    Dyne Technology's work is closely related to what the YPI is trying to achieve.  The common interest of surface energy meant that Dyne Technology was delighted to contribute in establishing this vision.

    Optical Tensiometer can be used for highly accurate and easy measurements of:-

    Wettability

    Surface tension

    Interfacial tension

    Contact angles

    Absorption

    Surface free energy

    Adsorption

    Spreading

    Cleanliness

    Surface heterogeneity

    Interfacial rheology

     

    Dyne Technology offers a range of bench top and portable Optical Tensiometers for surface energy testing of plastics, metals, glass and many other materials.  Rugged and simple-to-use Optical Tensiometers are a highly repeatable QC and analytical tool for measuring the contact angle on a variety of substrates.

    The control of surface properties e.g. adhesion and wettability are of critical importance throughout the surface finishing industry.  The adhesion and wettability properties of many materials are often poor leading to weak bonds between the coating, paint or adhesive applied and the substrate.  To overcome this, the substrates' surface needs to be treated to improve adhesion.

    Contact angle measurement of the material surface can be used to measure the quality of a range of surface treatments e.g. Plasma, Corona and Flame treatments.  Most of these surface treatments modify the surface energy and chemical properties of the surface of the materials by creating polar molecule groups on the surface thus increasing the surface energy.  Measuring "contact angles" can be used to verify the cleanliness of a surface as well as its surface energy or polarity.

    What is Contact Angle?

    The contact angle,θ, is the angle at which the liquid/air interface meets up with the surface of the solid and is a quantitative measure of the wetting of a solid by a liquid.  When a liquid droplet is deposited onto a smooth homogeneous and horizontal surface, it may spread out over the surface if wetting is complete, the contact angle will therefore approach zero.  However, if surface wetting is partial, the resulting contact angle will reach equilibrium in the range of the material's surface energy.  The smaller the contact angle the greater the wettability or surface energy of the substrate is said to be.  Contact angle is a good measure of surface wetting.

    Contact Angle Measurement is the preferred and most accurate method of much vital production, laboratory and research measurement for determining the interactions at the solid/gas/liquid interface.  The optical Tensiometer or Contact Angle Meter is an ideal industrial or academic tool for product development engineers, R & D engineers who need precision and repeatability.  Contact Angle Measurement combines high technology test instrumentation and a non-destructive testing method to allow an accurate, objective and repeatable surface analysis to be made.  Using the contact angle meter you can compare the effects of a range of surface treatments and gather data that correlates to various surface conditions e.g. lubricity, wettability, surface energy etc.

    You can learn more about contact angle measurement by visiting the webpage.  For further information on the work done at the York Plasma Institute visit http://www.york.ac.uk/physics/yp/  

     

  • 1
    Feb
    Dyne's Dina
    Published 1st Feb 2013
    Dyne's Dina

    Dyne Technology Ltd leading supplier of Plasma & Corona Treatment Equipment based in Lichfield, Staffordshire is pleased to announce the appointment of Dina Harrison to the newly created position of Finance and Administration Manager, this appointment is designed to position the expanding company for continued growth.

    Dina joins Dyne Technology with a wealth of experience from a West Midlands manufacturing firm and has already become a key member of the team.  Since the company began in 2005 Dyne Technology has seen steady growth which is set to continue through 2013.  Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology said "I am delighted to welcome Dina to the team, she comes highly recommended.  Dina's appointment will ensure that both our customers and suppliers will continue to receive our customary high level of service as we implement our ambitious expansion plans".

    Dina is also an expert at making fabulous cupcakes and customers who visit Dyne Technology on the right day will be treated to one of her delicious cakes!

  • 25
    Jan
    Product News: Dyne Technology Extend the Range of Dyne Test Kits to Fulfil Customer's Quality Needs
    Published 25th Jan 2013
    Product News:  Dyne Technology Extend the Range of Dyne Test Kits to Fulfil Customer's Quality Needs

    Dyne Technology has extended the family of Test Kits and now offers a new range of Dyne Test Kits containing up to 12 bottles of Dyne test fluid in one handy carry case.  The extended range has been adopted to offer Engineers a wide range of Dyne levels within the sets to use on a wide range of materials with different surface energy levels.

    The new range of kits includes the QA Set which has been adopted to enable users to purchase one kit that holds the complete range of Dyne test fluids from 30mN/m (Dynes/cm) to 72mN/m.  The QA Set comes in a very hand black carry case, holding 12 bottles of Dyne test fluids, one pack of cotton swabs and protective gloves.  It enables the user to have on hand the full range of Dyne test fluids thus allowing measurement of a wide range of materials with different surface energy levels at the same time.

    The Dyne test method plays a big part in process control for many manufacturing companies, especially in the automotive and printing industries where surface energy/tension levels must be controlled in order to maintain quality standards.  The low surface energy of polymer-based substrates often leads to poor adhesion of inks, glues and coatings.  When applying the Dyne test fluid, if it remains as a film for 3 seconds, the substrate will have a minimum surface energy of that ink value, expressed in mN/m (Dynes/cm).  Should the Dyne test liquid reticulate or draw back into droplets in less than 1 second then the surface energy of the substrate is lower than that of the liquid itself.  The exact surface energy (Dyne level) can be determined by applying a range of increasing or decreasing values of Dyne test ink.

    Also in the new range is the Self Select Kit for users who want to build their own kit, the Standard Kit and a Value Set.  All of the kits can be purchased online via the Dyne Technology website and for those who are unsure what range of surface energy test fluids to purchase, the Dyne Technology Customer Support team are on hand to give good advice.

    For more information on the Dyne Test Kits, visit the website page or call now on +44 (0)1543 411460

  • 16
    Jan
    Latest Exhibition News for 2013
    Published 16th Jan 2013
    Latest Exhibition News for 2013

    Dyne Technology will once again be exhibiting in 2013 to promote their ability to solve adhesion problems using plasma and corona surface treatment solutions. 

    The company has already signed up to exhibit at the Med-Tech Innovation Expo show which is dedicated to medical device design and manufacturing.  Med-Tech Innovation Expo will take place on 10th and 11th April at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK and Dyne Technology will be on Stand 28 ready to talk to people and see how they can help develop new and next generation medical devices. 

    During the show there will also be a two day conference which will run alongside the exhibition together with a variety of show floor seminar sessions and Dyne Technology is very pleased to announce that Managing Director, Chris Lines will be taking part in the conference, taking the floor to discuss "Adhesion to Plastics in Medical Device Manufacture". 

    More exhibition news will follow.

  • 21
    Dec
    Dyne Technology's Customer Support Wins Again
    Published 21st Dec 2012
    Dyne Technology's Customer Support Wins Again

    As Christmas traditions go the Dyne Technology Christmas Bake Off may only be a few years old but the popularity and pure competitiveness of it means it is definitely one tradition that will go on for many more years to come.

    The theme for this year's Bake Off was Christmas Sweet Treats and the entries were simply outstanding.  Much blood, sweat and brandy was lost to not only win the acclaimed prize of being Bake Off Champion 2012 but to also raise money for St Giles Hospice, our chosen local charity.

    The overall winner was the Christmas pudding truffles made by Yvonne Sammons our Customer Support Leader.   Yvonne obviously used her customer service skills and understood what would win us all over.    Congratulations to Yvonne and everyone that entered. 

    So as 2012 draws to a close, Dyne Technology would like to say "Thank You" to all our customers and wish you all a "Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

  • 13
    Nov
    Surface Treatment Training Dates Announced
    Published 13th Nov 2012
    Surface Treatment Training Dates Announced

    Dyne Technology is once again running the increasingly popular Surface Measurement and Surface Treatment Training course during 2013 and dates for your diary are now on the website. 

    The one-day Training Course which specialises in topics including Surface Energy Measurement, Plasma Treatment and Corona Treatment combines formal classroom based tuition with a high degree of practical work in our fully equipped on-site laboratory. 

    The comprehensive training course explains the importance of measuring surface energy and surface tension and will introduce participants to the fundamentals of plasma and corona surface treatment and how they can solve many problems of adhesion in a whole range of industry applications. The course is open to everyone and is suitable for engineers, technicians and managers.

    Don't delay in booking your place on the course if you have a problem with adhesion and need to learn why.  Please click here for the 2013 course dates and to find further information on the course or contact the Customer Support Team directly on +44(0) 1543 411460

  • 16
    Oct
    Dyne Technology Goes Mobile with the Theta QC Optical Tensiometer
    Published 16th Oct 2012
    Dyne Technology Goes Mobile with the Theta QC Optical Tensiometer

    Dyne Technology is giving customers the opportunity to try out the Theta QC Portable Contact Angle Meter either on site or at the customer centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

    Over the next few weeks, Dyne Technology will be holding trials with customers who are interested in learning more about the hand held, easy to use Theta QC and the benefits it can bring to various industries and academic laboratories.

    The Theta QC Optical Tensiometer is a mobile contact angle meter enabling users to measure characterisation of solid surfaces and liquid-solid interactions whilst on the production line, giving quick and easy control checks on surfaces and surface treatments especially on large objects.  The hand held Theta QC is simple to use with a touchscreen allowing for quick and convenient operation.  It is a standalone tensiometer which is battery operated, completely wireless and offers a simple working principle.

    Contact angle measurement is the preferred and most accurate method of much vital laboratory measurement and research for determining the interactions at the solid/gas/liquid interface.  It is a quick and highly accurate method to obtain information on material properties such as wettability, surface tension, interfacial tension, contact angles, absorption, surface free energy, adsorption, spreading and cleanliness.

    The Theta QC is an ideal industrial or academic tool for product development engineers, R&D engineers who need precision and repeatability.  The Theta QC Contact Angle Meter can be used in virtually any industry where surfaces and interfaces have a role to play.  Some examples of quality control applications are plasma or corona treated surfaces, control printing ink wettability and paint wettability.

    If anyone is interested in learning more about the equipment and would like to arrange a trial, contact the Dyne Technology Customer Support Team now on +44 (0) 1543 411460 or email support@dynetechnology.co.uk.

     

  • 1
    Oct
    Dyne Technology to exhibit at MEDTEC Ireland in Galway
    Published 1st Oct 2012
    Dyne Technology to exhibit at MEDTEC Ireland in Galway

    Dyne Technology will be exhibiting on Stand 201 at the MEDTEC Ireland Exhibition on 10 - 11th October this year in Galway.  Seen as a knowledge bank for Irish medical device technology professionals, MEDTEC Ireland Galway is the leading event in its area.  Taking place alongside the main exhibition is the 12th annual MEDTEC Ireland Conference, providing delegates with the very latest updates and industry insight in regulation, policy and practice in the Irish medical device market.

    Dyne Technology will bring to MEDTEC Ireland experience and knowledge on a wide choice of high performance surface treatment technologies including corona treatment, vacuum plasma and atmospheric plasma that will cover a long list of medical device manufacturing applications, including disposable syringes, needle hubs, tissue culture products, catheter tubing, cannulas, contact lenses, optical coatings and many more.

    Dyne Technology's experience covers an ever widening range of medical device applications including: Preparation before gluing; preparation before sealing; preparation before gasketing; surface cleaning of metal parts;  surface activation prior to printing and surface activation to increase surface wetting

    For more information on our experience covering the medical device manufacturing industry please click here.

     

     

  • 7
    Sep
    Relationship with Leading Plasma & Corona Manufacturer Grows Stronger
    Published 7th Sep 2012
    Relationship with Leading Plasma & Corona Manufacturer Grows Stronger

    Dyne Technology Ltd was extremely pleased to welcome leading Plasma and Corona equipment manufacturer Tantec A/S to its U.K. premises in Lichfield recently.

    Tantec based in Denmark, develop and manufacture innovative Atmospheric Plasma Treatment, Vacuum Plasma Treatment and Corona Treatment equipment.  Morten Thrane, CEO and Kim Saabye, Area Sales manager spent the day with the team at Dyne Technology discussing new plasma and corona product introduction and future developments.

    Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology said "I was delighted to welcome Tantec to the Dyne Technology Centre in Lichfield.  We held talks on a wide range of important topics including the future requirements of our UK and Irish customers and how best to provide them with solutions to solve the problems of adhesion.  These regular meetings further strengthen the relationship between our two companies".

    Dyne Technology is proud to be the exclusive agent for Tantec in the U.K. & Ireland and will continue to solve the problems of adhesion with the excellent Tantec Plasma and Corona equipment range.  For more information on Tantec visit their website www.tantec.com.

  • 29
    Aug
    Vacuum Plasma Surface Modification Enhances Adhesion Quality for Automotive Supplier
    Published 29th Aug 2012
    Vacuum Plasma Surface Modification Enhances Adhesion Quality for Automotive Supplier

    Magna Exteriors and Interiors, a wholly-owned operating unit of Magna International and global supplier of interior products & systems for the automotive industry has teamed up with Dyne Technology for improving the adhesion quality when bonding their interior trim systems.

    As an interior supplier with a focus on innovation, Magna Exteriors and Interiors offer a wide array of products including sidewall and trim, cockpit, cargo management and overhead systems.  The interior trim mouldings require surface treatment prior to glue application and bonding, vacuum plasma surface treatment has proved to be the best solution.

    Working together with the engineers at Lichfield based Dyne Technology, the team faced the age-old problem of obtaining good adhesion to low surface energy materials, i.e. low or non-polar materials like PP, PE, HDPE etc.  The solution was to use a vacuum plasma unit to modify the surface (increase the polarity).  Placing low surface energy plastic components in the highly active environment that exists inside a vacuum plasma chamber proved to be the ideal method to increase the material's polarity.  The free radicals and other particles that exist in the highly active plasma discharge can attach to the material surface resulting in the formation of additional polar groups on the materials surface.  The resulting modified surface has a strong chemical attraction to inks, paint, coatings, adhesives etc, leading to significantly enhanced surface energy and therefore adhesion.

    The easy to use vacuum plasma chamber installed at Magna Exteriors and Interiors by Dyne Technology Ltd has a capacity of nearly 1m³ and with two internal treatment trays the unit can treat a complete car set of upper boy environment in one go with a treatment time of 124 seconds.  The installation of the "Tantec VacuTEC" Vacuum Plasma Chamber has given Magna the ability to take complete control of the process in-house without the need to use external suppliers to treat parts prior to build, reducing costs, eliminating the risk of damage during transit and ensuring process consistency and security.  The vacuum plasma process has removed the need for environmentally damaging chemical pre-treatments or high temperature flame treatment with all of its associated dangers, safety considerations and the costly automation that goes hand-in-hand with it. 

    The vacuum plasma chamber is mounted on wheels to allow easy relocation within the production facility and comes complete with its own vacuum pump.  Dyne Technology engineers worked closely with Magna throughout the project conducting a range of process trials and studies before agreeing a detailed specification for the unit.

    Robin Hills, Technical Manager at Magna Exteriors & Interiors commented "Dyne Technology are the perfect partner for us, they were with us every step of the way.  The Dyne Technology team took time to listen to our problems and concerns before coming up with a good solution.  The VacuTEC plasma system has proved reliable, is simple to operate and easy to maintain.  Treatment has been uniform even on parts with a more complex geometry and the life of the treatment has exceeded our expectations".

  • 25
    Jul
    Solving the Problem of Adhesion for the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry
    Published 25th Jul 2012
    Solving the Problem of Adhesion for the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry

    Dyne Technology, the UK and Ireland's No. 1 supplier of plasma treatment equipment will be showcasing the benefits of plasma technology at Mediplas this year, the new uniquely focused event for the highly specialised area of manufacturing plastic parts for the medical industry.

    Plasma technology offers an innovative and economical solution to the adhesion and wetting problems to the medical device industry.  Component preparation using plasma or corona is an important step prior to printing, bonding, painting and coating processes.  Dyne Technology has a wide range of application experience covering needle hubs, disposable syringes, tissue culture products, catheter tubing, contact lenses, optical coatings etc.  Plasma and corona surface modification can also provide an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of component surfaces before further processing.

    Vacuum plasma, atmospheric plasma and corona equipment will be on Stand L28 at the Mediplas Exhibition ready for visitors to bring their small sample plastic parts to be treated and analysed.  Using the Dyne test pen method, results will be measured quickly to show how raising the surface energy can improve adhesion of paints, coatings, gluing, etc.

    Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology said "We will be demonstrating the latest high technology Laboratory Vacuum Plasma Unit at Mediplas.  We expect the vacuum plasma system to be of particular interest to anyone operating in the medical device manufacture industry for either laboratory or small scale production use.  The equipment will demonstrate how very versatile vacuum plasma is and how it can handle a wide range of polymer and composite materials."

    Join us for Mediplas on 25th-26th September 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham, U.K.  Dyne Technology will be exhibiting on stand L28.

  • 17
    Jul
    Low Cost Vacuum Plasma Proves Valuable for Printing Company's R&D
    Published 17th Jul 2012
    Low Cost Vacuum Plasma Proves Valuable for Printing Company's R&D

    A specially designed compact Vacuum Plasma unit supplied by Dyne Technology Ltd has given Inca Digital Printers the positive results they are looking for when doing trials at their site in Cambridge, UK.

    Inca Digital Printers is an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of inkjet printers for the print industry.  To date, this work has focused on equipment for the POS sector, but the technology is also suitable for other industrial applications and is an important area for future growth, of which Inca's R&D plays a vital part.

    Director of Technology, Dr Will Eve saw the benefits of Vacuum Plasma first hand when he attended one of the regular Surface Treatment Training Days at Dyne Technology in Lichfield, Staffordshire last year.  "Dyne Technology had already treated some of our own components, and we had seen dramatic improvements to the bond strength.  Seeing the unit working confirmed my decision to buy.  The Dyne Technology "Tantec" vacuum plasma treatment system delivers excellent results when we treat our PEEK and metal components prior to adhesive application.  The compact design of the unit means we can easily move it to other locations within the building and be up and running in minutes."

    The bench top vacuum plasma unit is a cost effective solution to the problem of getting good adhesion to low surface energy materials.  It increases the bond strength when gluing, printing or coating and improves overall wettability of a wide range of parts.  The principles of the bench top vacuum plasma unit are based on the full size vacuum plasma chamber.  Components are placed inside the highly active vacuum plasma chamber where free radicals and other particles can attach to the material surface, resulting in the formation of additional polar groups on the surface.  These have a strong chemical attraction to inks, paint, coatings, adhesives etc., leading to significantly enhanced surface energy and therefore adhesion.

    The portable bench top vacuum plasma unit is ideal for R&D, trials and treating small batch quantities of a whole range of small metal and plastic components including automotive components and medical devices such as optical lenses, catheters, cannulas, culture trays/dishes etc.  The equipment is very simple to install and can be operational within minutes.  It only requires a 240V, 13A electrical supply and comes equipped with its own vacuum pump, eliminating the need to hook up with any separate vacuum supply.  Featuring operator friendly, touch screen control it is quick and easy to learn and use.  The see-through door enables users to actually witness their parts being treated in the large chamber.  The key parameters are adjustable (i.e. treatment power, time and vacuum level) allowing operators to have total process control.

  • 26
    Jun
    Dyne Technology Ladies take to the Streets of Lichfield to Support St Giles Hospice
    Published 26th Jun 2012
    Dyne Technology Ladies take to the Streets of Lichfield to Support St Giles Hospice

    Instead of watching Come Dine with Me on a Saturday night, the ladies of Dyne Technology Ltd decided to step out in style at the weekend and hit the streets of Lichfield for a nine mile night-time stroll in aid of St Giles Hospice Solstice Walk – raising hundreds of pounds for the leading local charity. 

    Despite the bad weather (for a change) the ladies had an absolutely fantastic evening and were proud to take part in the biggest single event in the hospice’s fundraising calendar.  Dyne Technology regularly support St Giles Hospice as they provide such excellent care and support for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and helpers all free of charge.

    The next big fundraising event is the annual St Giles Dragon Boat Race which is due to take place on Saturday 21st July where the staff at Dyne Technology will take part in a series of races along the 200-metre course on the River Trent in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire.  If anyone would like to make a donation to this fantastic charity it can be done via Dyne Technology’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Dyne-namic-Dragons.

  • 4
    May
    Dyne Technology Ltd Supports Friend who Battles the Elements to Raise Money for Cancer Research
    Published 4th May 2012
    Dyne Technology Ltd Supports Friend who Battles the Elements to Raise Money for Cancer Research

    Congratulations to one of Dyne Technology’s long term friends Geoff Busby from Thermoseal Group Ltd who recently fought every weather condition going apart from sunshine to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales in aid of Cancer Research.

    Geoff, Operations Manager for Thermoseal Group Ltd decided to climb Snowdon with his friends in support of a colleague who has lost two members of their family to cancer.  Geoff said “my face looks uncomfortable in the photo because it was -2°C, we had cloud, rain, hail, fog, sleet, 40mph wind & snow… it was a long day but worth all the effort and pain to raise money for such a good cause”.

    Dyne Technology is privileged to be given the opportunity of supporting Geoff in his quest to raise money for this valuable charity and look forward to hearing about his next mission!

     

  • 24
    Apr
    Latest Corona Treating Equipment Commissioned for Agricultural Building Manufacturer
    Published 24th Apr 2012
    Latest Corona Treating Equipment Commissioned for Agricultural Building Manufacturer

    Dyne Technology has successfully installed the Foam and Board Corona Surface Treatment system for ARM Buildings Ltd, who manufacture specialist pig housing.

    ARM Buildings is one of the largest suppliers of pig buildings in the U.K. The value of its laminated high insulation panels has been recognised outside agriculture and they are now used by the general construction industry.

    The Foam and Board Corona Treater is being used by ARM Buildings to surface treat polypropylene before glue application and bonding of the quality built wall panels.  The equipment is also applicable to surface preparation before laminating, painting, bonding and surface activation prior to printing.  This "State of the Art" corona treater was developed specifically for the treatment of foam, board an thick materials, e.g. expanded PP, PE, PS and PVC foam (EPE/EPP/EPS/EPVC) as well as a large variety of expanded and corrugated plastic boards.

    Key features of this equipment are:

    Can treat materials upto 50mm thick and 3m wide, single or double sided treatment

    High voltage/low intensity discharge

    Accurate power control

     

    Special dielectric

     

    Flexible machine concept

     

     

    Corona treatment works by creating a high voltage, high frequency electrical discharge or corona discharge in close proximity to the parts to be treated.  This high energy corona discharge is attracted to the material and modifies the molecular bonds on the surface.  These modified bonds are now free to attach to free radicals and other particles that exist in the highly active corona discharge environment.  The resulting formation of additional polar groups on the material surface have a strongchemical attraction to inks, paints, coatings, adhesives etc., leading to significantly enhanced surface energy and therefore adhesion.

    Dyne Technology Engineers worked closely with ARM Buildings to ensure the Foam and Board Corona Treater met their specifications.  After delivery, Dyne Technology's UK based experts installed and commissioned the unit before conducting on-site training for the ARM Buildings production team.

     

     

  • 13
    Apr
    Dyne Technology Launches Facebook Page
    Published 13th Apr 2012

    Dyne Technology has joined the Facebook network community with some initinial news stories and hopes it will become a forum for lively discussion.

    Click here to be redirected.

  • 20
    Mar
    Introducing the New Portable Contact Angle Measurement System
    Published 20th Mar 2012
    Introducing the New Portable Contact Angle Measurement System

    We are very pleased to announce the addition of the Theta QC Portable Contact Angle Meter to our product range.  The Theta QC Optical Tensiometer is a portable contact angle meter measuring device enabling characterisation of solid surfaces and liquid-solid interactions.  It is primarily used for quality control measurement and characterisation of large objects. 

    The Theta QC can be used in virtually any industry where surfaces and interfaces have a role to play.  Some of the main areas where optical tensiometry is used for quality control are:

    · Paints and coatings
    · Surface treatments
    · Paper and packaging
    · Surface engineering
    · Printing
    · Semiconductors
    · Laminating
    · Plastics

    The product is simple to use, can take precise and repeatable scientific measurements and is a standalone tensiometer offering outstanding mobility.  It is part of the Theta Optical Tensiometer range which also includes the Theta and Theta Lite.

    For further information on this product please click here

     

     

  • 5
    Mar
    Mediplas Exhibition 2012 Stand Booked
    Published 5th Mar 2012
    Mediplas Exhibition 2012 Stand Booked

    Dyne Technology will be exhibiting Atmospheric Plasma, Vacuum Plasma and Corona Treatment on Stand L28 at the Mediplas Exhibition on 25 - 26th September this year which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.  Mediplas is a new uniquely focused event for the highly specialised area of manufacturing plastic parts for the medical industry.

    Dyne Technology will bring along to the exhibition a wide choice of high performance surface treatment technologies that will cover a long list of medical device manufacturing applications, including disposable syringes, needle hubs, tissue culture products, catheter tubing, cannulas, contact lenses, optical coatings and many more.

    For more information on our experience covering the Medical Device Manufacture Industry please click here.  

  • 10
    Feb
    Plasma Treatment and Corona Treatment Questions Answered
    Published 10th Feb 2012
    Plasma Treatment and Corona Treatment Questions Answered

    Dyne Technology has been busy updating the Frequently Asked Questions section on the website in an effort to give customers answers to their queries.  Here you will find responses to questions such as What is Plasmatreatment? What materials can I treat? What parts can be treated with plasma or corona treatment? What is Plasma cleaning? What is Surface Energy? Do you offer Service Contracts? and the list goes on.

    New questions and answers will be added regularly to the section however we hope we have covered the most common questions relating to Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment.

    If you have a question relating to Surface Treatment and Surface Energy/Surface Tension that is not listed in the Frequently Asked Questions section then please contact us and our Customer Support Team will answer it for you.

  • 1
    Feb
    Precision Screw Feeders Now Available from Dyne Technology Ltd
    Published 1st Feb 2012
    Precision Screw Feeders Now Available from Dyne Technology Ltd

    Dyne Technology are very pleased to announce they have added the Janome Quicher Screw Feeders to their product range.

    The NJ screw dispenser for manual operation is capable of loading large stocks of screws and can cope with special screw types.  The NJR automated screw presenter offers smooth screw feeding and screws can be supplied without failing to keep up with benchtop robot automation. 

    For further information on the NJ and NJR Series Screw Feeders please visit here or telephone our Sales Team directly.

  • 7
    Dec
    2012 Training Course Details
    Published 7th Dec 2011
    2012 Training Course Details

    Dyne Technology is pleased to announce that the new 2012 course details for our Surface Measurement and Surface Treatment Training is now on the website.

    The one-day Training Course which specialises in topics including Surface Energy Measurement, Plasma Treatment and Corona Treatment combines formal classroom based tuition with a high degree of practical work in our fully equipped on-site laboratory.

    The comprehensive training course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of plasma and corona surface treatment and how it can help in many industry applications.  The course is open to everyone and is suitable for engineers, technicians and managers.

    Please click here for further information.

     

  • 28
    Nov
    New eBooks now on the Website
    Published 28th Nov 2011

    Dyne Technology has transformed their brochures into new eBooks.  There are several eBooks distributed throughout the website, the most popular being on the key subjects Atmospheric Plasma, Vacuum Plasma and Corona Treatment which give you information on what the surface treatment is, how it works, what it can do for you and a selection of really useful application examples.

    The new eBooks can be downloaded in seconds and take up very little storage space on your computer.

    To have a quick look at one of our eBooks please click on the following links:

    Adhesion Testing - http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/ebooks/adhesiontesting/

    Atmospheric Plasma - http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/ebooks/atmosphericplasma/

    Corona Treatment - http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/ebooks/coronatreatment/

    Vacuum Plasma - http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/ebooks/vacuumplasma/

    Web and Label Treating - http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/ebooks/webandlabeltreating/

     

  • 4
    Nov
    Dyne Technology Training Courses - Book now to avoid disappointment!
    Published 4th Nov 2011
    Dyne Technology Training Courses - Book now to avoid disappointment!

    There are still a few places available on the Dyne Technology Training Courses in December.  Recent Training Programmes feedback: -

    "what a pleasure it was attending your course this week.  I really did find it helpful and it was complemented by being able to talk with others who could interpret and understand my product issues."

    “I just wanted to say thank you for putting on such a great customer day last week. We found the whole day very interesting and you achieved a good balance between theory and practical demonstration. It was definitely worth getting up early for!”

    “Many thx for the presentation.
    As regards the day, excellent.
    Very engaging presentations and demonstrations, very relaxed and helpful atmosphere.

    If you would like more information on our training programmes, please contact us either by telephone or via the website http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/training  and one of our Sales Team will be happy to discuss your requirements.

  • 17
    Oct
    Come and visit us at the Surface World Show on Stand 182
    Published 17th Oct 2011
    Come and visit us at the Surface World Show on Stand 182

    Dyne Technology Ltd is exhibiting at the Surface World Show 2011 from 1st - 3rd November 2011 at the Pavillion, NEC, Birmingham, UK.

    We will be on Stand 182 to discuss component preparation using plasma treatment and corona treatment equipment as well as demonstrating the benefits of surface energy testing, surface tension testing and adhesion testing equipment.

    If you missed us at Interplas now is the perfect time to come and Dyne with us!

  • 9
    Sep
    Interplas 2011 - Sample Plasma Treatment & Corona Treatment at our Stand H15
    Published 9th Sep 2011
    Interplas 2011 - Sample Plasma Treatment & Corona Treatment at our Stand H15

    Dyne Technology the UK’s No. 1 supplier of plasma treatment & corona treatment equipment is giving visitors at Interplas the chance to test the latest economical, efficient and effective solution for both the cleaning and surface activation of plastic component surfaces before further processing.

    Vacuum plasma, atmospheric plasma and corona equipment will be on Stand H15 ready for visitors to bring their small sample plastic and metal parts to be treated.  Using the Dyne test pen method, results will be measured quickly to show how raising the surface energy can improve adhesion of paints, coatings, sealants etc.

    Dyne Technology is also offering a no obligation, free of charge process evaluation of products prior to the exhibition.  Anyone who is attending the show can send larger samples to the Dyne Technology Centre Test Laboratory in Lichfield.  Results will be available on their stand ready for discussion during the 3 day Interplas event.   

    Interplas is being held at the NEC, Birmingham, U.K on 27th - 29th September 2011. 

    To register for a ticket at what is promised to be the event of the plastics industry calendar please follow this link: http://www.britishplasticsshow.com/x/interplas/registerExhibition.html

  • 13
    Jul
    Thank you!
    Published 13th Jul 2011
    Thank you!

    The Dyne-Amic Dragons wish to thank everyone who sponsored us in the Dragon Boat Race earlier this month.  The day was a huge success and although we didn't win overall (in fact we came 8th out of 10 teams) we have raised a substantial amount of money for local charity St Giles Hospice who provide specialist care for cancer patients & other serious illnesses.

    If you didn't get chance to make a donation but would like to you can do so via www.justgiving.com/dyne-technology

  • 1
    Jul
    DYNE TECHNOLOGY OFFERS ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA & VACUUM PLASMA SOLUTIONS
    Published 1st Jul 2011
    DYNE TECHNOLOGY OFFERS ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA & VACUUM PLASMA SOLUTIONS
    What Plasma Surface Treatment can do for you.

    Plasma surface modification technology offers innovative solutions to adhesion and wetting problems in many industries. Component preparation using plasma is an important step prior to printing, bonding, painting, varnishing and coating processes. Plasma surface modification provides an economical solution for the cleaning and activation of component surfaces before further processing.

    Dyne Technology supplies both Atmospheric Plasma and Vacuum Plasma solutions to improve the surface energy of plastic and rubber components to ensure good adhesion of printing inks, paints, adhesives, coatings, potting materials etc. and for the surface cleaning of plastic, rubber and metal parts. Plasma surface modification equipment is widely used throughout a diverse range of industries and onto an ever increasing range of substrates.

    Our growing list of customers includes many in the following industries: medical, automotive component, electronics, cable, ophthalmic, pipe and many more. Through our many years of experience and continuous product development we have become one of the leading suppliers of Plasma Surface Modification equipment.

    Whatever your equipment needs are in the field of Plasma Surface Modification, Dyne Technology is here to help you find the most appropriate surface modification technology and equipment to solve your problem. 


    Components processed:
    • Automotive components
    • Medical devices
    • Electrical Appliances
    • Phone/Loyalty Cards
    • Keypads
    • Cables
    • Extruded pipes
    • Extruded profiles
    • Injection mouldings
    • Visors
    • And many more...
    Materials processed:
    • PP
    • PEEK
    • PA
    • TPE
    • PE, HDPE
    • Glass
    • Composites
    • Acrylics
    • Metals
    • And many more..
    Surface modification prior to:
    • Bonding/Gluing
    • Coating
    • Painting
    • Flocking
    • Printing
    • Sealing
    • Over moulding
    • Gasketing
    • Potting
    • Surface cleaning
    • And many more..
    Industries served:
    • Automotive
    • Manufacturing
    • Injection moulding
    • Extrusion
    • Electrical
    • Medical device manufacture
    • Research establishments
    • Universities
    • R&D Departments / Test labs


    For more information on Atmospheric Plasma & Vacuum Plasma, please visit either of the following pages: -

    Atmospheric Plasma

    Vacuum Plasma

  • 24
    Jun
    Dyne Technology Ltd Appoints new Technical Sales Engineer
    Published 24th Jun 2011
    Dyne Technology Ltd Appoints new Technical Sales Engineer

    Dyne Technology Ltd leading supplier of Plasma Treatment Equipment & Corona Treatment Equipment is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Christopher Howey as Technical Sales Engineer in June 2011, reinforcing the company’s Sales Team.  Chris has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from Leeds University and joins the company with a successful sales background in adhesives.


    Chris Lines, Managing Director of Dyne Technology Ltd is delighted that Chris has decided to join the company.   “I am convinced that the market position of Dyne Technology Ltd will be further strengthened through this appointment and look forward to Chris making a significant contribution to the company’s continued development”.

  • 1
    Jun
    The Dyne-amic Dragons Are Put To The Test & Need Your Support!
    Published 1st Jun 2011
    The Dyne-amic Dragons Are Put To The Test & Need Your Support!

    The staff at Dyne Technology is competing in a Dragonboat Challenge on July 2nd 2011 and is asking you to support them by making a donation to one of the most deserving local charities in Lichfield, St Giles Hospice.


    St Giles Hospice, a registered charity, offers specialist care in a variety of settings for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and helpers. The care is provided free of charge, irrespective of personal circumstances.


    All the staff at Dyne Technology are really looking forward to taking part in the Dragon Boat Race.  We will be in a series of races, paddling 200 metres down a river in a 10 man dragon boat trying to beat all the other competitors at top speed!  Chris Lines, the Managing Director at Dyne Technology said he was “very confident we will win the race” (quote taken from a recent visit to the pub).


    This is the first of hopefully many challenges taken by the team at Dyne Technology and we are all really excited about the prospect of raising money for this worthy cause.


    If you feel you would like to make a sponsorship, please click on the following link.  All money goes directly to St Giles Hospice through JustGiving.com: -


    www.justgiving.com/dyne-technology
    www.stgileshospice.com


    Thank you.

  • 9
    May
    Surface modification is now in your hands
    Published 9th May 2011
    Surface modification is now in your hands

    An incredibly exciting product is now available from Dyne Technology Ltd.  The product not much bigger than a pen will plasma treat various materials to improve surface adhesion and wettability.

    Ideal for treating small parts, this low cost Cold.Active Plasma handset operates on a temperature of less than 40ºC and therefore places minimum stress on the material being treated.  Flexible and easy to use, it is perfect for manual workstations, workshops, laboratories or during repair operations in the field.


    The Cold.Active Plasma handset can be used for many applications.  Some examples are sterilising and cleaning catheters; repair of ETFE sheets; pre-treatment of painted surfaces; dermatological or cosmetic applications; activation before stamping; preparation prior to gluing, printing & moulding and pre-treatment before gasketing.


    Its extremely compact design makes it an excellent tool for manual retouching in difficult to access areas (e.g. electronics or fine mechanical jobs) and as a particle free unit it can be used in clean rooms also.


    For more information please go to the product page: http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/products/cold-active-plasma-cap001/.  A printable product datasheet is also now available.

  • 11
    Apr
    Medtec Exhibition Proves to be a Success
    Published 11th Apr 2011
    Medtec Exhibition Proves to be a Success

    Dyne Technology would like to thank everyone who visited their stand at the Medtec Exhibition last week.  The exhibition which was held at the NEC in Birmingham, attracted great interest from the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry and we encountered a diverse range of wettability problems, some of which we hope we will be able to aid successfully.


    The stand featured a working Laboratory Vacuum Plasma unit where people were shown how quickly and easily parts could be treated through a few seconds of plasma technology to improve the bond strength when gluing, printing or coating and improve the overall wettability of parts. 
    The stand also showed Corona Treatment equipment in use and an Atmospheric Plasma nozzle mounted onto a robot.  The robotic plasma cell gives the user the benefits of plasma surface modification within a compact robot cell which not only saves space but enables installation in smaller workshops.


    The benefits of Plasma treatment and Corona treatment can be applied to a wide range of applications within many industries and for more information on Plasma and Corona Technology please take a moment to view the following pages of our website:


    http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/applications-plasma-surface.htm      
    http://www.dynetechnology.co.uk/applications-corona.htm

  • 25
    Mar
    Dyne Technology presents new Low Cost Vacuum Plasma Unit at MEDTEC 2011
    Published 25th Mar 2011
     Dyne Technology presents new Low Cost Vacuum Plasma Unit at MEDTEC 2011

    Dyne Technology is showcasing the new Vacuum Plasma Unit on Stand 1511 at the MEDTEC show that opens on Wednesday 6th April at the NEC.

    The unit is portable, small enough to fit onto a bench and is a cost effective solution to the problem of improving surface wettability.

    The equipment is very simple to install and can be operational within minutes.  It only requires a 240V 13Amp electrical supply and comes equipped with its own vacuum pump eliminating the need to hook up with any separate vacuum supply.

    Featuring operator friendly, touch screen control it is quick & easy to learn and use.  The see-through door enables you to see your parts being treated in the large chamber.  All of the key parameters are adjustable (i.e. treatment power, time &vacuum level) allowing you to achieve total process control.


    Plasma treatment improves the bond strength when glueing, printing or coating and improves overall wettability to a wide range of parts e.g.  optical lenses, catheters, cannulas, culture trays/dishes and a whole range of small components. 

    Chris Lines, Managing Director at Dyne Technology, says “We are excited to be bringing this Vacuum Plasma Unit to MEDTEC this year, it’s the latest in a long line of successful plasma treatment products”.

    “We expect this competitively priced plasma system to be of particular interest to anyone operating in the Medical Industry for either laboratory or small scale production environments as the equipment is so very versatile and handles all sorts of materials”.

  • 21
    Mar
    Dyne Technology adds Plastic Cards to its Specialist Industry Experience
    Published 21st Mar 2011
    A major atmospheric plasma investment by plastic card manufacturing company Smart Plastic Cards Ltd has been commissioned at the company’s Wolverhampton site.

    The use of Atmospheric Plasma Surface Treatment Technology is ideally suited to the high performance demands of the plastic card industry.  Atmospheric Plasma treatment is inherently clean & free from any electrical potential, making it the perfect surface preparation technology and ensuring that card surfaces are cleaned and in perfect condition to receive inks or laminations.

    The high power plasma output enables high processing speeds of up to 65 metres per minute and is easy to integrate into new or existing product lines.  There are no adjustments or fine tuning requirements after installation and having multiple nozzle configurations you also have the choice of independent or simultaneous nozzle operation options as one to four nozzles can be powered from a single generator.

    SPC has installed the dual Atmospheric Plasma System on several of its production lines and Managing Director, John Gill is very pleased with the results.  “Making this investment has significantly increased the throughput and productivity of my machines”.
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