Flame treatment

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A passificaton method used to produce an inert surface on a metal or thermoplastic material. Flame treating uses an open flame to form a thin oxide film of the surface. For a metal, the treatment can make it less susceptible to corrosion. Flame treatment of thermoplastics can make them more receptive to inks, lacquers, paints and adhesives.

Synonyms and Related Terms

corona treatment; tratamento de passivação na chama (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988