chemical treatment

Stay Updated on the Latest Advancements and Trends Shaping the Future of Surface Treatment Technology in the Plastics Sector, with Insights from Lectro Engineering Experts

The plastics industry is constantly evolving, driven by advancements in technology and changing market demands. Surface treatment technology, in particular, has seen significant innovations that are shaping the future of plastic manufacturing. Staying updated on these...

Discover How the Precision and Reliability of Lectro Engineering’s Surface Treatment Solutions Are Helping Manufacturers Achieve Superior Adhesive Bonding for Various Applications

In the world of plastic manufacturing, achieving optimal adhesion is a critical factor that can determine the success or failure of a product. Whether it's ensuring labels stay on plastic bottles or making sure components are securely bonded, the quality of surface...

Explore how surface treatment in plastics cuts defects and maintains quality

In the highly competitive realm of plastic manufacturing, maintaining high-quality standards and minimizing defects are critical for success. Surface treatment technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring that plastic products meet stringent quality requirements. As a...

From old to new: The rise of advanced plasma tech in plastics by Lectro Engineering

The plastics industry has seen a remarkable evolution in surface treatment technologies over the years. From rudimentary mechanical abrasion to sophisticated chemical treatments, each phase has contributed significantly to advancements in plastic manufacturing....

High Speed Trimming System

High Speed Trimming Improves Productivity by 23% MTM Systems the plastic trimming equipment division of Lectro Engineering Company has come up big for a major player in the plastics packaging industry. The goal was to increase trimming efficiencies and speed on a...

Aseptic Container Trimming

MTM Systems the worldwide leader in plastic trimming equipment is always looking for the next challenge from a customer. In this case the project was to trim a neck to neck log container for an aseptic application. MTM has provided hundreds of trimmers for neck to...

LECTRO GOES SMALL BUT POWERFUL FOR SURFACE TREATING

LECTRO GOES SMALL BUT POWERFUL FOR SURFACE TREATING

This article was originally published on October 21, 2022 in Plastics News. Plastics News photos by Marco Stepniak. Lectro Engineering CEO and owner John Bliven says he brought his company’s most powerful open air plasma surface treating unit to K 2022, which company...

PLASMA TREATING VS. LECTROTREAT

PLASMA TREATING VS. LECTROTREAT

In the realm of surface treatment for three-dimensional parts, two methods stand out: Plasma Treating and LectroTreat. While both approaches share similarities, LectroTreat shines as the superior choice, offering uniform coverage and overcoming safety, energy, and...

FLAME TREATING VS. LECTROTREAT

FLAME TREATING VS. LECTROTREAT

In the realm of plastic surface treatment, two contenders vie for supremacy: Flame Treating and LectroTreat. While both methods aim to enhance the adhesion properties of plastic parts, they diverge significantly in their approach and outcomes. Let's delve into the...

HIGH SPEED PET BOTTLE TRIMMING

HIGH SPEED PET BOTTLE TRIMMING

The title of this case study sounds like an impossible task. For that reason and others, plastic container manufacturers have not moved into pre form PET preform containers. Producing different containers from multiple preforms in one plant is cost effective. With...

TRIMMING SQUARE CONTAINERS

TRIMMING SQUARE CONTAINERS

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES TO DELIVER A UNIQUE TRIMMER Glass and cardboard containers are becoming ancient history. Traditionally plastic containers have a round shape that is easy to trim. This is no longer the case as the marketing arm of plastic packaging companies and...

NEW IDEAS FOR DEFLASHING

NEW IDEAS FOR DEFLASHING

Horizontal indexing impact deflash trimmers are nothing new; they’ve been used in the blow molding industry since the early 1960s. It started with the Ziegler design that eventually ended up in most of the dairy plants making dairy bottles. Variations spun off...

CUSTOM CONTAINER TRIMMER CASE STUDY

CUSTOM CONTAINER TRIMMER CASE STUDY

Plastic container manufacturers continue to push the envelope on their product as they sell against their competition for market share. Shapes and sizes evolve and present challenges in manufacturing and secondary operations such as trimming. MTM Systems works closely...

CASE STUDY – BETTER LABEL ADHESION

CASE STUDY – BETTER LABEL ADHESION

LectroTreat Solves Difficult Label Adhesion Issue For decades the Lectro Engineering Company, the worldwide leader in three-dimensional plastic surface treating equipment, has been treating a variety of plastics used in the manufacturing of containers. LLDPE, MDPE,...

CASE STUDY – REPLACING FLAME TREATERS

CASE STUDY – REPLACING FLAME TREATERS

LECTRO EXTINGUISHES FLAME AT MANUFACTURING PLANT   Although the headline sounds like Lectro Engineering came to the rescue of a fire at a plant that is not the case. Lectro did replace flame treaters that were previously on site at a manufacturer that used flame...

LECTRO ENGINEERING ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE INVESTOR

LECTRO ENGINEERING ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE INVESTOR

St. Louis, Missouri May 18th, 2020 Lectro Engineering, parent company of LectroTreat and MTM brands, has recently sold all assets, patents, facilities and marketing rights to a private investor, John Bliven. Lectro Engineering is celebrating 60 years of business this...

LECTRO ENGINEERING EXPANDS PRODUCTION

LECTRO ENGINEERING EXPANDS PRODUCTION

Lectro Engineering, parent company to MTM Systems and LectroTreat, is pleased to announce the expansion of their production in St. Louis, Missouri. This growth is fueled by the increased demand for automation equipment and solutions for production lines in the...

CASE STUDY – IMPROVED QUALITY

CASE STUDY – IMPROVED QUALITY

LECTROTREAT ELIMINATES SHRINKAGE AND WARPING IN AUTOMOTIVE PARTS When heat is introduced to plastic, it causes warping and shrinkage. The scrap rate using this method is costly and avoidable. Using open air plasma technology, the LectroTreat Three-Dimensional Plastic...

LECTRO ENGINEERING EXHIBITING AT K2022

LECTRO ENGINEERING EXHIBITING AT K2022

K2022 - Hall 11, Booth F18 Day 1 of K2022 for plastics and rubber and we are excited and ready to demonstrate our LectroTreat LT2012 plastic surface treating machines. Stop by Hall 11, Booth F18 and meet Lectro’s president, John, as well as our Vice President of...