Coatings

Some Causes of Blocking in Heat Seal CoatingsPart II

Last month this column covered some causes of blocking when using heat seal coatings. The problem primarily addressed concerned processing conditions

Pilot Coating Line Aids Both R&D and Production

When MSC Specialty Films found its Faustel coating lines working overtime on R&D runs, it called on Faustel again, this time for a pilot-sized model.

Coating Tech Center Is a Dream Come True

For more than ten years, Jerry Forbes dreamed of opening a technology center dedicated to the "experimentation, development, and optimization" of web

Develop New Products with the Aid of a Pilot Line/Lab

Our updated guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment provides information that can help you better serve your customers—and maybe even enter new markets.

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs A-L

Guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment, A thru L: Acumeter, Akron Coating, B.F. Perkins, Black Clawson, Brampton, ChemDevelopment, Chemair/Polytech Labs, Converting Machinery Technologies, Dummore, Enercon, Euclid Tool/Machine, Fronter Industrial, Faustel, General Forumlations, Geometric, Glenro, Holyoke, KAPCO, Killion Lab (Davis-Standard), Kroenert, Labelon, and Lamart.

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs M-Z

Pilot lines and research equipment facilities guide, M thru Z: May Coating, Megtec, Microseal, Mylan Technologies, New Era Converting Machinery, Pillar, Polymer Science, Polytype America, Polytech North America, Print/Con-Printing and Converting Research Center, Tekmatex Inc., Texmac Inc., UCB Chemicals Corp., Viscor, and Yasui Seiki (USA).

Assessing Real-Life Sealant Performance in Flexible Packaging

Application: Polyolefin plastomers exhibit excellent caulkability to deliver the sealing characteristics necessary for total package performance.

Nitrocellulose, Solvents, Recycling, and Safety

Without proper precautions, the combination of nitrocellulose-containing inks, solvent-based press cleaners, and on-site recycling can be a deadly one.

Common Causes of Blocking in Heat Seal CoatingsPart I

Heat seal coatings are formulated materials that are applied to a substrate on a coater and then wound into a roll. In a subsequent operation, the coated

For ''Friendly'' Adhesives and Coatings, You Must Prioritize

People working with adhesives and coatings for the converting industry constantly hear the terms "environmentally friendly" and "user friendly." These

Pollution Control Innovation for Silicone-Based Coatings

Since the late 1970s, there has been a dramatic increase in pollution control applications involving silicone as part of the exhaust stream. Unfortunately,

Release Papers: New Trends Are Driving the Market

Release papers provide the base for a pressure-sensitive label system that runs the gamut from generic mailing labels to high-specification applications

Electrically Heated Rollers Are Top Technology Choice

The Thermalon line of electrically heated rollers from American Roller Co., Union Grove, WI, has won the 2000 Technology of the Year Competition sponsored

Curtain Coating Technology Can Mean Big Benefits

Curtain coating belongs to the class of premetered coating methods. The term "premetered" indicates that only the exact amount of fluid to be coated onto

Clean Room Environment Makes Excellence a Priority

In an aggressive effort to increase sales, the management team at Autotype Americas Inc. decided to make some bold moves that have paid off handsomely

What you should know about filled adhesives and coatings

Adhesives and coatings sometimes contain fillers, because such ingredients can provide functional properties for certain applications. Examples of typical

On-line gauging brings big benefits to coating operation

A beta gauge measurement system from NDC Systems means efficiency and consistency on Adchem Corp.'s coating line.1Since its founding with a single coating

UV/EB technology moves ahead with the times

Converters have been fueling the growth of the ultraviolet-curing industry at a rate of 20% per year for the past ten years. George Pasternack, manager

Green Bay gears up for specialty labels

Green Bay Packaging's Coated Products Operations unit commissions custom equipment from Faustel to take advantage of the growing market for specialty

Flexo label printer grows by leaps and bounds

In six years Steve Mintz, owner and president of Express Label Co., Longwood, FL, catapulted a small hot stamp label start-up company into a broad-based

The challenge of formulating FDA compliance.

Many application of adhesives, coatings, and inks for flexible packaging and other uses require compliance with regulations of the Food and Drug Administration

Pay attention to flash points, and you won't get burned

The flash point of a flammable liquid is the lowest temperature at which vapors above that liquid will burn when exposed to a source of ignition. There

European equity supplier acquires plastics division

NatWest Ventures announced the acquisition of three companies comprising the core of the Plastics Laminate Div. of Laporte PLC for $27 million.The companies

For adhesives or coatings, ask the right questions

An attendee at a recent technical conference was bemoaning the fact that adhesive suppliers did not help their customers as requested. The specific complaint

Custom coating operation is a clean winner

Targeted toward industries with very strict standards, Rexam Custom's Netherlands plant sets its own high standards of quality.Rexam Custom, a specialty

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