Coating Matters | Balancing Slot Die Design

How slot die geometry can improve flow control and reduce coating defects.

RadTech Calls for Papers for 2018 Event

The organization is seeking abstracts for the UV+EB Technology & Conference 2018, with a September 8 deadline

Mactac Launches Transfer Adhesive

New high-strength XT High Performance Rubber Transfer Adhesive is said to provide customization and application versatility

Constantia Flexibles Adds Equipment in Russia

New laminating technology has been started up at company’s Russian subsidiary

INX Expands Kansas Facility

The plant in Edwardsville, KS, is now double the size to support company’s growth in energy-curable inks and coatings

Ashland Coating System Is Patented

PureKote 23589 and PureKote 21412A coatings for flexible packaging are said to be improve feel and provide resistance to water and scuffs

UPM Raflatac Adhesives Book Is Available

The book details company’s updates range of adhesives and advises customers of how to find the ideal solution

Global Specialty Products Cleaner Is “Green”

OPTIMA 2000 FG Aqueous Cleaner is reported to meet many safety and health standards and to be suited for a number of applications

Sticking With It | Overview of Radiation Curable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Adhesives expert Ingrid Brase considers the benefits and drawbacks of radiation curable products.

Heidelberg Takes Over Fujifilm’s Coatings and Pressroom Chemicals Operations in EMEA Region

Company reports move is part of a strategy to develop a cross-sector portfolio and become a digital company

Coating Matters | Dispersions in Liquid Coating

Unlike non-functional particles that typically are filtered out, functional particles need to be included in the coated product, so special care must be taken to make sure the process is successful.

Breit Announces Textured Finishes

The finishes, which use company’s Cast & Cure technology, can be used with narrow, wide, or sheet-fed machines

Mactac Debuts All-Temperature Adhesive

CHILL AT adhesive products are said to adhere quickly at virtually any temperature in a wide variety of label applications

Smithers Pira Reports on Functional & Barrier Coatings

The study says the packaging industry continues to demand new solutions from functional and barrier coating suppliers, leading to innovations

Sun Chemical Coatings Offer Barrier Advantages

SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings are said to be cost-effective and to support packaging with lighter weight

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