Coatings

The PLACE Division of TAPPI Announces Film and Extrusion Coating Short Course

The PLACE Division of TAPPI has announced a short course entitled: 2004 PLACE Film and Extrusion Coating Short Course. It will be April 19-21, 2004, at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

G Prime A Rheological Indicator to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance of LDPE

Application: A new rheological test method can predict the processing performance of LDPE for extrusion coating.

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Solving the Problem of Silicone Transfer

Dr. Wilhelm Munninger of Frantschach Inncoat, a specialty release liner manufacturer, outlines his company's response to a major problem with large-format, water-based ink jet print.

Adhesion of Coatings to Aluminum Foil

Application: The composition and chemistry of an aluminum foil surface are important to achieve good wettability, bond formation, and durable adhesion on this substrate.

An Innovative Approach to Coloring Adhesives & Coatings

In the April 2003 issue, this column (Do You Really Want to Color That Adhesive or Coating?) explained that coloring adhesives and coatings often is not

Do You Really Want to Color That Adhesive or Coating?

Anyone who has been in the converting business and uses adhesives and coatings has at some time or another asked (or heard someone else ask) the question,

Controlling Color Change in Adhesives and Coatings

The column in this space last month discussed color in adhesives and coatings with emphasis on avoiding color during the manufacture of the products.

Colorful Adhesives and Coatings? Probably Not a Good Idea

Most people have color preferences. My favorite color is black. Some individuals have very strong feelings about their favorite color. A granddaughter

Controlling Coater Gap Uniformity

Maintaining high levels of accuracy is critical in controlling coater gap uniformity. The role of noncontact thin gap sensors is discussed in in this article.

A Lesson in Amines Used in Water-Based Products

One of the key ingredients of many water-based inks and coatings are amines. Amines and ammonia are used in water-based products to control pH required

Redefining Plasticizers in Inks and Coatings

The dictionary defines plasticizers as any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to keep them soft or pliable. For the purpose of

Coating Control, Quality, & Paperboard Packaging

It is often forgotten the vast majority of folding cartons are coated with either a water-based or ultraviolet (UV)-cured coating. In fact, most new presses

Got Web Coating Wisdom? AIMCAL's Call for Fall Papers

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) has issued its annual call for papers for its fall technical conference, which is slated for October 21–23, 2002, at the Hilton Sedona Resort, Sedona, AZ, USA.

Overcoats Offer Protection (and You Don't Have to Button Up)

Printed paper is a key ingredient in many packages and labels. And whether the printing provides information, graphics, or both, it has to be protected.

Polymers / Laminations / Adhesives / Coatings / Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Making Choices for Coating with a Laminating Adhesive

Work, like life, is full of choices. Some are major; some are the kind we face every day. Converters laminating two substrates together using an adhesive

Vacumet Makes Metallizing Dreams Come True

The entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Vacumet Corp., feeding on acquisitions, expansions, perseverance, and good timing. What makes a dream come true

TAPPI Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Div. Awards 2002 Klucken Scholarship

The Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division has awarded the 2001 Ralph A. Klucken Scholarship to Shilpa Sankhe, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering at Clemson University.

So You've Seen a Ghost! Who You Gonna Call?

Many of us enjoyed watching Bill Murray conquer the ghosts that he encountered in the movie Ghostbusters. So, you ask, what do ghosts have to do with

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Antimicrobial Additives and Coatings for Food Packaging

It seems as if every day we hear of some incident associated with food contamination. Recent outbreaks of contamination associated with meat products

The Sweet Smell of Success in Coatings and Adhesives

Contamination is a frequent cause of odor in adhesives and coatings applied to a substrate. This normally occurs inadvertantly in the facilities of the formulator or at the converting plant.

A Primer on How to Put Substrates Together

To extrusion coat, extrusion laminate, or film laminate? If a composite construction is your goal, there is more than one way to get there.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

A Communication from the Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division of TAPPI.

Conversing on Centuries, Computers, and Converting

The three words in the title seem to have no relationship or connection. Or do they? As we begin 2001, we start a new century. Since centuries comprise

The Influence of Aluminum Gauge on the Adhesion of Extruded Polyester to Foil Using Adheisve Primers

Application: Adhesion primers are effective when the thickness of polyester resin extrudate to aluminum substrate thickness exceeds a ratio of 0.7.

Coating Operation Starts a Tradition of Growth

Venture Coating Technologies, located in what once was a Wisconsin cornfield, is striving to be much more than a budding converting plant. Moving the process along is a slot-die coater assembled by Dri-Tec.

The Case Against Oxidation as a Primary Factor for Bonding Acid Copolymers to Foil

Application: Acid copolymers will generally adhere more strongly to foil than low density polyethylene even when processing the acid copolymer at lower temperatures. This reduces the potential for taste, odor, processing, and other problems associated with high temperature processing.

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