Coatings

COIM Buys PUR Business

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ | COIM USA has agreed to buy Air Products' polyurethane pre-polymers business, marketed under the Airthane and Versathane tradenames.

Coat Demanding Products

Aqualene 2300 is designed as a repulpable coating that can be used for a wide range of paper packaging uses. Said to be an alternative to LDPE and to

Flue Filter

Cantel Medical Corp., Pittsburgh, PA, is incorporating Biosafe antimicrobial additive in a number of products, including the Crosstex Ultra Sensitive Face Mask.

Heat Seal Has No VOCs

Latiseal B7707AR water-based heat seal is said to provide perfectly bonded recycled RPET blister packages and will not crystallize over time. Reported

Primer for High Bonds

Polaqua 507 water-based p rimer is said to be well suited for extrusion and laminations to clay-coated paper surfaces. Company says highest bond strengths

Seeing Clearly

Recession! What recession? As one of the world's leading manufacturers of solar control window film, Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. (CLC) makes,

Coating Gets Kosher Okay

CINCINNATI, OH Michelman reports its Plate Kote paper plate coatings have all been kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union. The coatings also meet FDA

Melamine Revisited

Barrier-coated flexible packaging, both metallized and clear, is a much-favored choice among brand owners and retailers across the globe today. It offers

Property Control

Coater operability and the applicator's ability to apply coating uniformly as well as physical defects and final coating quality all depend upon the properties

Odorless UV Inks and Coatings

Rhino Performance Products introduces odorless UV inks and coatings.

Asian Release Liner Market Study & Industry Sourcebook

Functional Coatings Innovation from DSM

Stamicarbon BV (DSM Licensing Center) has launched Symphase Technology, an patented process for the creation of transparent oxygen barrier layers based on the vapor depostion of melamine. This technology is viewed as having applications in key markets such as electronics, medical devices, and disposables

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Troubleshooting Extrusion Processes With Hands-On Computational Proceduresby Natti S. Rao, Plastics Solutions International Consulting

Release Liner Special Report, Part 1

In the pressure-sensitive label market, the release liner supply chain faces a number of threats and cost-related issues. Still, there are opportunities.

Release Liner Special Report, Part 3

The market for radiation-curable release coatings is healthy, and the rising cost of energy makes their use even more attractive.

Release Liner Special Report, Part 2

In a world of consolidation, Itasa shows there is still a strong role for independent suppliers. New equipment from BMB provides the flexibility necessary to serve demanding customers.

Knowledge = Power = Success

Training. It's as essential to the growth and vitality of a converting operation as air and water are to all living things. Many companies have in-depth,

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Nucleation Of Polyethylene Blown Filmby Heather Dolan, Milliken & Co. APPLICATION: Nucleation is a common practice with polypropylene

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Chemical Analysis Of The Polyester/Metal Surface Of A Delamination Failureby Eldridge M. Mount III, EMMOUNT Technologies Application:

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Use of Metallocene Polyethylene In Coextruded Lamination Films by Richard W. Halle and Simone Vigano, ExxonMobil Chemical APPLICATION:

Optical Film Coating Application System

Pagendarm has developed a new application system for optical film coating in the cleanroom.

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Advances in extrusion coating die system technology, and on-line gauging as a process troubleshooting tool.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Stretch Film Production Control Of Extrusion And Casting Variables by Mark A. Jones, Battenfeld Gloucester Europe APPLICATION: Using

Adding Up Additives

Packaging film additives are designed to aid the converting process and improve package performance. Here’s how.

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Non-polar process aids improve extrusion; troubleshooting corona treatment issues; electron beam curable gas and aroma barrier technology; and the role of adhesives in the retort pouch.

Optimizing Costs

The high cost of platinum has been driving innovation in finding ways to reduce its level of us to just 25-35 ppm.

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Nanotechnology functionality in flexible packaging, new methods of manufacturing; enhanced economics of 100% solids adhesives; clarifiers for polypropylene film; and coextruded HMW-HDPE film structures with improved bubble stability.

New Book on Coating and Drying Defects

"Coating and Drying Defects: Troubleshooting Operating Problems, 2nd ed.," by Edgar B. Gutoff and Edward D. Cohen, provides manufacturing and quality control personnel, equipment operators and supervisors, and plant engineers and scientists with the full complement of proven tools and techniques for detecting, defining, and eliminating coating defects and operating problems, and for ensuring they do not recur.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Applications Of Novel Photo-Curing Oligomer Resins: Generation Twoby Michael L. Gould et al., Ashland Specialty Chemical Application:

Clean Coating

Turn to a contract coater to resolve issues surrounding safe waste disposal and environmental compliance.

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