Coater Joins Tech Center


Faustel announces the addition of a pilot scale model of its Vari-Coat Gravure pressurized gravure coating system to its Process and Technology Center in Germantown. Reportedly, the new technology allows precise coat weight over a range of coating thicknesses without the need to change the gravure cylinder. The Vari-Coat Gravure eliminates air from entering the applicator chamber and thus allows a more consistent coating film at higher speeds. It has proven to be an alternative to slot-die coating in certain applications.

The Process and Technology Center incorporates all well-known drying and curing technologies currently used in the converting industry as well as a wide variety of coating, laminating, and winding methods. The line is geared for speeds of 10-2,000 fpm. Web width ranges from 6-24 in. and tensions from 0.18-6 PLI.

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