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Plasma etch systems

We supply a wide range of configurable Plasma Etch Systems for both chemical etching and physical etching applications, such as photoresist removal and improving the wettability of fluoropolymers such as PTFE.

Chemical plasma etching is used to ‘roughen’ a surface on the microscopic scale. The surface of the component is etched with a reactive process gas. Material is precisely sputtered off, converted to the gas phase and sucked away via the vacuum system. The surface area is greatly increased, making the material easily wettable. Etching is used before printing, gluing and painting and is particularly useful for processing of e.g. POM and PTFE, which cannot otherwise be printed on or bonded.

Physical etching or reactive ion etching, delivers a highly directional flux of energetic, reactive ions to the material surface. In doing so, a precisely controlled patterning of the substrate occurs as un-masked sample is etched away by the reactive ions. Each of our plasma systems can optionally be fitted with a reactive ion etch electrode making them a perfect, low cost laboratory development tool in applications such as semiconductor or organic electronics research.

PLASMA ETCH Systems:

  • Lab/process scale chamber volumes starting from 100mm diameter
  • Operation with reactive gases
  • Easy to use TFT software control
  • Continuously variable power output
  • Driven electrode configuration
  • Gas shower and temperature control options


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    Plasma etch systems

    News | 16 Feb 2017

    We supply a wide range of configurable Plasma Etch Systems for both chemical etching and physical etching applications, such as photoresist removal and improving the wettability of fluoropolymers such as PTFE.

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    Atmospheric Plasma Torch for Surface Treatment

    News | 16 Dec 2016

    The Cirrus atmospheric plasma torch is utilised to improve the adhesion characteristics of a wide range of materials.

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    Dual Atmospheric Plasma Torch for Surface Treatment

    News | 18 Nov 2016

    The Nimbus is a dual nozzle atmospheric plasma torch where both nozzle applicators are driven from a single power supply. The two plasma treatment nozzles operate simultaneously, effectively doubling the treatment width of the single atmospheric plasma equivalent, but can also be applied in different areas.

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    Cirrus & Nimbus Atmospheric Plasma Treatment Systems

    News | 4 Mar 2016

    Henniker are pleased to announce the launch of the CIRRUS & NIMBUS atmospheric plasma treatment systems which solve a number of manufacturing issues associated with poor adhesion.

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    Henniker Plasma Surface Treatment HPT Series

    News | 12 Jan 2016

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new range of plasma surface treatment bench-top systems for ultra-fine cleaning & adhesion improvement.