Media Blasting - Pre-Bond Treatment
To properly prepare parts for Adhesive Bonding it is essential to clean the component to remove contaminants to ensure a robust bond is achieved. PTI Industries uses media blasting to prepare the mating surfaces prior to solvent wiping.
Media Blasting is the acceleration of particles by air performed in a blast cabinet to remove contaminates and break the surface tension. Surface effects are determined by media type, size, speed, and direction of impact. PTI also has developed a method to remove adhesive squeeze-out using a very specialized plastic media.