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Inchinnan, Renfrew, United Kingdom, 2011/06/30 - Independent research carried out by DuPont / Teijin Films1 has clearly demonstrated that contact cleaning is more efficient than traditional vacuum systems – on average 30% better! - Teknek.com.
In the experiment, carried out in clean room conditions, DuPont Teijin engineers measured the efficiencies of both methods of cleaning polyester films, prior to a vacuum coating process.
It is well known that the presence of surface contamination impairs the quality and function of vacuum coatings on polyester substrates. If there are discrete particles on a polyester surface during such coating operations this can cause discontinuities to be formed, leading to what are commonly called “pinholes”. The testing took into consideration particle sizes in the ranges of 2-10µ, 10-20µ, 20-30µ, 30-40µ, 40-50µ, 50-60µ and over 60µ.
Ruaridh Nicolson, Teknek’s sales and marketing manager said: “We have always known that the contact cleaning method and Teknek’s cleaning cores in particular offer customers superior cleaning results.”
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1. “Cleaning of Polyester Films Prior to Vacuum Coating”; Mark Hodgson, Dupont Teijin Films UK Ltd., Wilton Centre, Middlesborough.
Teknek is part of The TH Group of companies which comprises of:
Teknek – the global leader in contact cleaning equipment for a number of sectors including semi-conductors, converting, printing, medical and solar cells.
The equipment helps manufacturers increase production yields and reduce wastage by removing contamination. Over 90% of Teknek’s equipment is exported overseas.
MicroClean Technologies – MicroClean is a leading supplier of static control solutions to a number of industries. Its high performance static neutralisation equipment works in tandem with Teknek’s contact cleaning equipment to prevent contamination leading to deliver yield improvements in a variety of industry sectors.
Mekall: Incorporating Teknek Howwood, NPI Solutions Limited and Metallo, Mekall is the manufacturing services division of THG with three locations – Inchinnan, Blantyre and Irvine. The company offers a wide range of contract manufacturing services to both UK and overseas clients. With recent additions to capacity Mekall is now one of Scotland’s largest manufacturing services companies.
MESO Design – MESO, formed in 2008, provides high quality product design to UK manufacturers taking product projects from an idea through conceptualisation to full market commercialisation. The company links creative ideas with cutting-edge design skills to provide a fully integrated product development service adding value through the generation of intellectual property.
Keizai – Keizai is a leading provider of business improvement training to the manufacturing and industrial sectors. It is now the largest provider of accredited NVQ Business Improvement Techniques in the South of England.
Coughtrie – Coughtrie is a specialist manufacturer of commercial lighting equipment.