Surface Engineering Academy

Cleaning Process for Bonding Optimization

Introducing the Importance of Surface Cleaning Prior to Bonding

Cleaning is critical to achieving a strong bond.  The cleaning process can include the removal of liquids such as oils, solids and even mechanical blast media that can sometimes penetrate the surface of a substrate.  Each substrate material is uniquely cleaned to maximize the adherence of primer and top coat.  Pablo Morales, Queretaro Plant Manager, and Troy Oscar, Automotive Market Leader, at Pioneer Metal Finishing, introduce the importance of cleaning in the bonding process.