Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs M-Z

May Coating Technologies
1120 Red Fox Rd., St. Paul, MN 55112-6909
Ph: 651/765-9686
Fax: 651/765-9687
E-mail: info@maycoating.com

Markets: Medical/pharmaceutical, sanitary/disposables, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids), laminating (to 60 in.), UV
Substrates: Film (0.0005 in.+), foam (to 0.250 in.), paper (10-0.140 in.), paperboard (to 30 pt), nonwoven (various)
Coating processes: Slot die, roll coating, pattern coating
Annual sales: Between $20 million and $30 million
No. of lab employees: 3
Development work, methods testing, scale-up programs, semi-works product manufacturing.

Megtec Systems
830 Prosper Rd., De Pere, WI 54115
Ph: 920/339-2787
Fax: 920/339-2794
E-mail: info@megtec.com
Web site: megtec.com

Markets: Magnetic media, photographic/graphic arts, PSA/release coatings, label stock
Services: Coating (adhesive, solvent- and water-based), laminating, (widths to 24 in.)
Substrates: Film (0.25-25 mil+), foil, paper, paperboard
Coating processes: Gravure, saturators, slot die, meyer rod, knife-over-roll
Coating techniques: Air knife, doctor blade, meyer rod, and more
Annual sales: More than $75 million
No. of employees: 500

Microseal Industries Inc.
610 E. 36th St., Box 3054, Paterson, NJ 07509-3054
Ph: 973/523-0704
Fax: 973/279-6916
Web site: microseal.com

Markets: Industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, to 62 in.), laminating to 62 in.
Substrates: Film (0.0005-0.060 in.), foam (to 0.250 in.), paper, paperboard, nonwoven
Coating processes: Extrusion, offset gravure, roll coating, rotogravure, saturators, knife, reverse roll, slot die
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
No. of lab employees: 50

Mylan Technologies Inc.
110 Lake St., St. Albans, VT 05478
Ph: 800/532-5226
Fax: 802/527-8151
Web site: mylantech.com

Markets: Frozen foods, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, UV; laminating; printing (rotogravure, flexo)
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Coextrusion, extrusion, roll coating, rotogravure, saturators, offset gravure
Coating techniques: Air knife, doctor blade, two-sided
Annual sales: More than $75 million
ISO certified
No. of lab employees: 90

New Era Converting Machinery Inc.
Box 377, Hawthorne, NJ 07507-0377
Ph: 201/670-4848
Fax: 201/670-8867
E-mail: neweraconv@aol.com
Web site: neweraconverting.com

Markets: Frozen foods, magnetic media, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, UV); laminating; priming
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, saturators, slot die, offset gravure, knife-over-roll, reverse roll, meyer rod
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
Annual sales: Between $20 million and $35 million
Technology Center features two technology platforms. The pilot line is designed to allow for the coating, drying, and laminating of a wide variety of substrates. Web transfer equipment technology system allows for the production-based testing of unwind and winder cut and transfer technology.

Pillar Technologies
475 Industrial Dr., Hartland, WI 53029
Ph: 262/367-3060
Fax: 262/367-3206
E-mail:
sales@pillartech.com
Web site: pillartech.com

Markets: Beverages, frozen foods, health/beauty, magnetic media, meat/poultry, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, sanitary/disposables, snacks, industrial
Services: Corona/surface treating of all substrates
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue, to 1Ú4 in.
Coating processes: Corona treating
No. of lab employees: 60

Polymer Science Inc.
2787 S. Freeman Rd., Monticello, IN 47960
Ph: 219/583-3751
Fax: 219/583-3984
E-mail: cal@polymerscience.org
Web site: polymerscience.org

Markets: Medical/pharmaceutical, industrial, electronics
Services: Coating (100% solids to 30 in.; water-based to 27 in.), laminating (to 60 in.), priming, printing (flexo to 6 in.)
Substrates: Film (0.0005-0.014 in.), foil (from 0.001 in.), foam (1/32-1/2 in.), paper (15#-80#), paperboard (8-20 pt), nonwoven (2-20 oz), tissue (10#-40#)
Coating processes: Extrusion, roll coating, rotogravure, slot die
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, two-sided, meyer rod, corona treating
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
ISO certification: Pending
No. of employees: 60
Specializes in electrically and thermally conductive products, primarily for the electronics industry.

Polytech North America
78 Weller Rd., Fulton, NY 13069
Ph: 315/598-3331
Fax: 315/598-3335
E-mail: m.k.augustine@worldnet.att.net
Web site: polytech.it

Markets: Beverages, frozen foods, health/beauty, meat/poultry, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/ graphic arts, sanitary/disposables, snacks, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, electron beam, UV, ER), laminating (tapes and labels), priming (foil and nonwovens)
Substrates: Film (0.5-10 mil), foil (0.3-1 mil), foam (1-100 mil), paper (1#-80#), paperboard, nonwoven, tissue, specialty webs
Coating processes: Coextrusion, extrusion, roll coating, rotogravure, slot die, offset gravure
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
Annual sales: Between $20 million and $35 million
No. of lab employees: 150

Polytype America Corp.
Alpha Building, 1 S. 3rd St., Easton, PA 18042
Ph: 610/252-7900
Fax: 610/252-7400
E-mail: polytype@fast.net

Markets: Beverages, health/beauty, magnetic media, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, sanitary/disposables, industrial, PSA label, furniture and flooring
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, EB, UV), laminating, priming, flexographic and rotogravure printing
Substrates: Film (6-400 micron), foil (6-200 micron), foam (to 500 micron), paper (10-150 gsm), paperboard (120-400 gsm), nonwoven (20-400 gsm), tissue (15-200 gsm), steel coil
Coating processes: Offset gravure, roll coating, rotogravure, saturators, slot die
Coating techniques: Air knife, doctor blade, meyer rod, smoothing bar Annual sales: More than $75 million
ISO certified: 9001/14001
No. of employees: 5
Offers two pilot coating lines. Coating Line #1 includes wet and dry laminating, three corona treating units, Steam-Foil® from ThermoWeb Systems, IR in-line coat weight measuring instrument, two IR dryers (short and medium wave), a 12-m flotation dryer (3500C max.) followed by inerted UV lamps. It operates to 3,300 fpm. Coating line #2 operates to 5,000 fpm and is dedicated to radiation curing technologies and includes an RPC EB unit 150-250 kV acceleration voltage, output power up to 1500 MR mpm, and two UV systems from Fusion. Both lines accept maximum web width of 840 mm and have more than 45 different coating methods available.

Precision Coatings Inc.
8120 Goldie St., Walled Lake, MI 48390
Ph: 248/363-8361
Fax: 248/360-5658
E-mail: info@pcicoatings.com
Web site: pcicoatings.com

Markets: Magnetic media, medical/ pharmaceutical, photographic/ graphic arts, industrial, electronics
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based), laminating
Substrates: Film, paper
Coating processes: Extrusion, roll coating
Coating techniques: Air knife, meyer rod, two-sided, slot die
Annual sales: Between $36 million and $50 million
ISO certified
No. of lab employees: 4

Print/Con–Printing and Converting Research Center
500 Lebanon Rd., Pendleton, SC 29670
Ph: 864/646-5749
Fax: 864/646-8230
Web site: clemson.edu/printcon

Markets: Potentially all
Services: Coating (solvent- and water-based), printing (flexo four and six colors)
Substrates: Film (0.5-7 mil), foil (0.5-1 mil), paper (2-9 mil), paperboard (9-18 mil), corrugated sheets (1-10 mm)
Coating processes: Flexo
Coating techniques: Doctor blade
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 2
Deals primarily with the printing aspect of converting. Will test any flexo-related material and new techniques (including digital imaging and screen). Offers testing confidentiality and run security.

Tekmatex Inc.
3601 Performance Rd., Charlotte, NC 28266
Ph: 704/394-5131
Fax: 704/393-5008
E-mail: wf.tekmatex@home.com

Markets: Magnetic media, medical/ pharmaceutical, industrial, electronics, battery electrodes
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based), laminating
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, nonwoven (all 16 in. width maximum)
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, slot die, offset gravure, knife-over-roll
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of employees: 50
Patented cassette coating technology; 2-m-long flotation drying.

Texmac Inc.
3001 Stafford Dr., Box 668128, Charlotte, NC 28266-8128
Ph: 704/394-0314
Fax: 704/392-1621
E-mail: bmickelson@texmacusa.com
Web site: texmacusa.com

Markets: Medical/pharmaceutical, industrial, battery, ceramic
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, UV), laminating, priming
Substrates: Film (4 micron-10 mil), foil (8 micron and up), foam, paper
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, slot die, offset gravure, comma, lip
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod, two-sided, slot die, lip, gravure
Annual sales: Between $36 million and $50 million
No. of employees: 43
Two coating lines available; 400-mm width; UV; flotation or roll support drying.

UCB Chemicals Corp.
2000 Lake Park Dr., Smyrna, GA 30080
Ph: 770/805-1925
Fax: 770/319-8228
E-mail: leigh.fagan@ucb-group.com

Markets: Industrial
Services: Coating (EB, UV), printing (flexo, offset litho, silk screen)
Substrates: Film, foil, paper, paperboard, plastic
Coating processes: Electrostatic, roll coating
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod, spray, vacuum
Annual sales: More than $75 million
No. of employees: 10

Viscor Inc.
1266 Profit Dr., Dallas, TX 75247
Ph: 214/630-7211
Fax: 214/638-3302
E-mail: joe@viscor-inc.com


Markets: Industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, water-based), laminating (corona, flame), priming, die-cutting
Substrates: Film (0.5-5 mil), foam (1Ú32-1 in.), paper (0.002-0.1), tissue, rubber (45 mil)
Coating processes: Meyer rod
Coating techniques: Meyer rod
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 42

Yasui Seiki Co. (USA)
2333 Industrial Dr., Ste. 24A3, Bloomington, IN 47404
Ph: 812/331-0700
Fax: 812/331-2800
E-mail: yasui@ix.netcom.com
Web site: yasui.com


Markets: Magnetic media, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial, electronics, displays, batteries
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, EB and UV), laminating, priming, printing (digital)
Substrates: Film (6-3000 ga), foil (10-400 micron), paper, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, slot die, offset gravure, micro-gravure
Coating techniques: Air knife, doctor blade, meyer rod, two-sided, applicator, knife-over-roll
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 3 in US, 11 in Japan

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