3DT’s BottleDyne Treats Bottles for Better Adhesion

Germantown, Wisconsin-based 3DT, a provider of corona and plasma surface treatment technology, now offers the newly engineered BottleDyne, a corona treatment system for improving adhesion on cylindrical plastic bottles. This fully integrated system invisibly alters surfaces for the improved bonding of ink, adhesives and labels for decorating applications.

BottleDyne quickly and efficiently treats thousands of bottles per hour and is engineered to adjust easily for varying bottle sizes. It is equipped with Allen-Bradley control systems, providing numerous treatment options and real-time insight on performance.

Features include:

  • Compact floor model designed to easily integrate into molding, labeling and printing lines or used as a stand-alone work station.
  • Fast line speed: capable of treating 3,000 bottles per hour.
  • Flexible in accommodating a broad range of bottle sizes from 1¼ to 3” in diameter and up to 12” tall.
  • 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.
  • Powerful corona discharge raises dyne levels on the plastic materials (polypropylene, HDPE, PE and PET) to at least 42 dynes/cm, creating the secure bond of inks, adhesives and labels.
  • Equipped with an ozone destruction system to meet EPA requirements.
  • Supplied with 3DT’s powerful PolyDyne corona generator and transformer.
  • Control system is operated by Allen-Bradley’s Micrologix PLC for local or remote treatment and operation.
  • Other control features include AB PanelView Plus to set speed and power, alert for lane jam, corona output indicator and other performance data.
  • Uses little energy. Requires minimal maintenance.
  • Optional items: piece counter and product handling equipment, such as a feeder bowl, to supply bottles to the system.

For more information, visit www.3DTLLC.com.