Definitions for "Surface Energy"
Determines how well an adhesive "wets-out" or flows uniformly on the surface being bonded to. High surface energy materials, e.g. stainless steel and glass, offer excellent bonding characteristics. Low surface energy materials, e.g. molded polypropylene, resists "wetting-out" and require the use of more aggressive adhesive or a special surface treatment for proper bonding.
Characteristic of a substrate surface affecting bonding of an adhesive. The higher it is, the better an adhesive bonds. Can be increased by Corona treatment.
Thermodynamic energy associated with the formation of a surface by fracturing a solid.
Technical measure of the tendency of a surface—in this case, the carpet yarn—to repel molecules of another substance. Low surface energy refers to a repelling action.
A property of a medium which describes the attraction that draws the surface molecules inward.
Molecular reaction; the breaking away of ion particles from a mass.