Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs A-L

Acumeter
89 Doug Brown Way, Holliston, MA 01746-1378
Ph: 508/429-8750
Fax: 508/429-8553
E-mail: tloransz@acumeter.com
Web site: acumeter.com


Markets: Sanitary/disposable, coating/ laminating
Services: Coating (adhesives,ultraviolet), laminating
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Slot die, spray, roll, pattern coating
Coating techniques: Spray
Annual sales: Between $20 million and $30 million
No. of lab employees: 2
Process development plant provides development work, methods testing, scale-up programs, and semi-works product manufacturing.

Akron Coating & Adhesive Inc.
367 Stanton Ave., Akron, OH 44301
Ph: 330/724-4716
Fax: 330/724-5923


Markets:
Beverages, health/beauty, medical/pharmaceutical, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, solvent-and water-based) laminating, priming
Substrates: Film (0.5-15 mil), foil (0.5-6 mil), foam (1/32-1/4 in.), paper (30#-100#), paperboard (4-10 mil), nonwoven (4-10 mil), fabric
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, offset gravure, wirewound bar, nip-fed reverse knife/roll
Coating techniques: Meyer rod, two-sided
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 7

B.F. Perkins
701 Jefferson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623
Ph: 716/292-5200
Fax: 716/475-1255
E-mail: perkins@roehlengraving.com
Web site: bfperkins.com


Services: Laminating (thermal), calendering, embossing, to 20 in.
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue, textiles
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
Number of employees: 90
Operates a three-roll calender/embosser, to 20 in.; various rolls (smooth steel, engraved, hard and soft resilient); 3,000 pli, 300 fpm max; heated rolls to 500 deg F.

Black Clawson Converting Machinery LLC
46 N. First St., Fulton, NY 13069
Ph: 315/598-7121
Fax: 315/593-0396
Web site: blkclawson.com


Markets: Beverages, frozen foods, health/beauty, magnetic media, meat/poultry, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, sanitary/disposables, snacks, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, UV), laminating; priming Substrates: Film (0.18-8+ mil), foil (0.00027-0.007 mil), foam (to 80 mil), paper (complete range), paperboard (to 150 mil), nonwoven (0.5-30 mil), tissue (single to multi-ply); steel to 75 ga
Coating processes: Coextrusion, extrusion, roll coating, saturators, rotogravure, slot die, offset gravure
Coating techniques: Air knife, doctor blade, meyer rod, offset gravure, pressurized gravure, direct/reverse gravure, BTR, curtain, transfer roll, reverse roll
Annual sales: More than $75 million
No. of lab employees: 15
Pelletizing laboratory offers underwater/ water ring configurability to 650 lb/hr.
       Coextrusion laboratory features ROI die technology, offering elimination of edge bead, and the robotic winder that offers center, surface, or surface with center assist winding. Coextrusion lab offers speeds from 5-600 fpm for cast film, extrusion coating, or extrusion lamination with 1,200 lb/hr (max) thruput.
        Pilot laboratory provides 30-3,000 fpm speeds in 18-in. widths.
        Production laboratory can work with widths 18-36-in. in speeds from 15-3,000 fpm. Features Stednex patented remoisturization unit, six-zone, 60-ft flotation dryer capable of multiple-zone configuration with SoftFlow, Stable Flow, and impingement nozzles, and Series 4000 cartridge coater capable of nearly 50 configurations.

Brampton Engineering
8031 Dixie Rd., Brampton, Ont., Canada L6T 3O1
Ph: 905/793-3000
Fax: 905/793-1753
E-mail: salesadmin@be-ca.com
Web site: be-ca.com


Markets: Frozen foods, meat/poultry, medical/pharmaceutical, snacks, industrial
Substrates: Film (0.12-250 micron)
Coating processes: Coextrusion
Annual sales: Between $20 million and $35 million
ISO certified
No. of lab employees: 10
Operates three- and five-layer coextrusion blown film lab lines.

ChemDevelopment
9349 Hamilton Dr., Mentor, OH 4406
Ph: 440/352-0218
Fax: 440/352-8572
E-mail: chemnet@apk.net
Web site: chemsultants.com

Markets: Beverages, health/beauty, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial, snacks
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, UV, all to 14 in.), laminating, priming
Substrates: Film (4.5 micron), foil (0.0005-0.005 in.), foam (1/32-1/8 in.), paper (0.0005-0.005 in.), nonwoven (0.0005-0.005 in.), tissue (0.0005-0.005 in.)
Coating processes: Extrusion, roll coating, rotogravure, slot die, direct and reverse gravure, wire rod, three-roll reverse, corona treating
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 20
Offers contract research and development, testing facility, small-scale manufacturing, toll coating.

Chemir/Polytech Laboratories
2672 Metro Blvd., Maryland Hts., MO 63043
Ph: 800/659-7659
Fax: 314/291-6630
E-mail: nfo@chemir.com
Web site: chemir.com

Markets:

Medical/pharmaceutical, health/beauty, industrial, photographic/graphic arts, sanitary/disposables
ISO certified: Pending
Number of employees: 30
Specializes in materials identification, deformulation, failure analysis, contaminant identification, and manufacturing problems.

Converting Machinery Technologies
S. Industrial Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07005
Ph: 973/808-8890
Fax: 973/808-8973
E-mail: conmachtec@ad.com

Markets: Industrial, UV coating
Services: Coating (UV), laminating, priming, all to 62 in.
Substrates: Film, foil, paper, paperboard
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, offset gravure, differential offset
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, offset differential, gravure
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 7

CP Films Inc.
Box 5068, Martinsville, VA 24115
Ph: 540/627-3332
Fax: 540/ 627-3500
E-mail: indprods@cpfilms.com
Web site: cpfindusprod.com

Markets:

Medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial, electronics
Services: Coating (adhesive, solvent- and water-based, UV, all to 24 in.) laminating, film metallizing, deep dye sputtering
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue, all to 24 in.
Coating processes: Slot die, offset gravure, direct and reverse gravure
Coating techniques: Two-sided, vacuum
Annual sales: More than $75 million
ISO certified

Dunmore Corp.
207 Penns Trail, Newtown, PA 19840
Ph: 215/968-0442
Fax: 215/968-7471

Markets: Beverages, health/beauty, meat/poultry, medical/pharmaceutical, industrial, photographic/ graphic arts
Services: Coating (solvent- and water-based, UV) laminating, film metallizing (PET, PE, OPP)
Substrates: Film
Coating processes: Rotogravure
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
Annual sales: Between $36 million and $50 million
ISO pending
No. of employees: 90

Enercon Industries Corp.
Box 773, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052
Ph: 262/255-6070
Fax: 262/255-7784
Web site: enerconind.com

Markets: All types
Services: Corona treating
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard (to 1/8 in.), nonwoven, tissue
No. of lab employees: 5
Operates a main lab line with unwind, rewind, automatic tension control, nip roll, antistatic control, and a web alignment system; and a narrow web line offering unwind, rewind, and simple tension control. The main line operates at speeds from 10-1,000 fpm, roll widths from 12-60 in., maximum roll diameter of 36 in., and core sizes from 3-6-in.; narrow web line operates at speeds from 10-500 fpm, roll widths from 0.5-22 in., maximum roll diameter of 20 in., and core sizes from 3-6 in.

Euclid Tool & Machine Co.
5209 Mackinaw Rd., Bay City, MI 48706
Ph: 517/684-9581
Fax: 517/684-9461

Markets: Beverages, frozen foods, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/ graphic arts, sanitary/disposables
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, and UV), laminating, metallizing of paper and film
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Extrusion, offset gravure, roll coating, saturators
Coating techniques: Doctor blade
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
ISO certification: Pending
No. of employees: 75

Faustel
W194 N11301 McCormick Dr., Box 1000, Germantown, WI 53022
Ph: 262/253-3333
Fax: 262/253-3334

Web site: faustel.com

Markets: Medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, snacks, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, EB, UV) laminating, priming
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: More than 30 including roll coating, rotogravure, saturators, slot die, offset gravure
Coating techniques: Meyer rod, transfer roll, reverse roll, slot die, knife-over-roll, gravure
No. of employees: 110
Tech Center offers high-precision coating and laminating line for webs to 24 in. wide and speeds to 2,000 fpm. Coatings can be air dried thermally or radiation cured with UV cure lamps from Fusion Systems (inerted and noninerted) and an Energy Systems EB processor. Dryer can be configured for flotation or roll-support operation. Auxiliaries include corona treatment, steam remoisturization, and Scada system.

Frontier Industrial Technology Inc.
Box 400, Towanda, PA 18848
Ph: 570/265-2500
Fax: 570/265-9554
Web site: frontierindustrial.com

Markets: Magnetic media, medical/ pharmaceutical, industrial, photographic/graphics arts
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based) to 12 in., laminating, priming
Substrates: Film, foil, paper, paperboard, nonwoven
Coating processes: Slot die
Coating techniques: Slot die
Sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 15
Offers single and dual slot die; zone impingement/air float dryer; data acquisition system; portable coating stations for field trials.

General Formulations
320 S. Union St., Sparta, MI 49345
Ph: 616/887-7387
Fax: 616/887-0537
E-mail: info@generalformulations.com
Web site: generalformulations.com

Markets: Tapes and labels
Services: Coating (adhesive and solvent, both to 13 in.), laminating and priming, both to 13 in.; offset lithography, silk screen
Substrates: Film (1-10 mil), foil (1-4 mil), paper (3-10 mil)
Coating processes: Roll coating, wire rod
Coating techniques: Meyer rod, knife-over-roll
Sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 2

Geometric Intl. Inc.
3 Greek Ln., Edison, NJ 08817
Ph: 800/352-4436

Markets: Health/beauty, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, EB, UV); laminating; printing, all to 15 in.
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, slot die
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 2
Offers heated/chilled lamination rolls, UV and IR curing, corona treating, and contract mfg. for small runs to 300 fpm.

Glenro Inc.
39 McBride Ave., Paterson, NJ 07501
Ph: 973/279-5900
Fax: 973/279-9103
E-mail: info@glenro.com
Web site: glenro.com

Markets: Magnetic media, medical/ pharmaceutical, snacks, sanitary/ disposables, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, all to 20 in.), laminating, priming, rotogravure printing
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, saturators, offset gravure
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod, reverse roll
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of lab employees: 2
Facility used mainly for determining the feasibility of process and sizing of co.Õs manufactured heat process equipment.

Holyoke Machine Co.
522 Main St., Holyoke, MA 01040
Ph: 413/534-5612
Fax: 413/532-9244
Web site: holyokemachine.com

Markets:

Medical/pharmaceutical, sanitary/disposables, industrial
Services: Embossing, calendering, both to 12 in.
Substrates: Foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue
Annual sales: Less than $20 million
No. of employees: 45
Handles hardened rolls as well as composite rolls.

KAPCO (Kent Adhesive Products Co.)
1000 Cherry St., Kent, OH 44240
Ph: 800/791-8964
Fax: 800/451-3724
E-mail: converting@kapco.com
Web site: kapcoconverting.com

Markets: Medical/pharmaceutical, health/beauty, magnetic media, sanitary/disposables, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, water-based, UV), laminating
Substrates: Film (0.0005-0.030 in.), foil (0.0005-0.005 in.), foam (0.015-0.250 in.), paper, paperboard (to 0.062 in.), nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Roll coating
Coating techniques: Meyer rod, reverse roll
Annual sales: Between $20 million and $35 million
ISO certified
No. of lab employees: 125

Killion Lab & Specialty Systems/Davis-Standard
One Extrusion Dr., Pawcatuck, CT 06379-2313
Ph: 860/599-6342
Fax: 860/ 599-6398
E-mail: info@davis- standard.com
Web site: davis-standard.com

Markets: Beverages, frozen foods, health/beauty, medical/pharmaceutical, sanitary/disposables
Services: Coating (adhesive), laminating, metallizing, priming
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Coextrusion, extrusion
Coating techniques: Two-sided ISO certified

Kroenert
2640 12th St. S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Ph: 319/366-6200
Fax: 319/366-5230
E-mail: sales@kroenert.com
Web site: kroenert.com

Markets: Beverages, frozen foods, magnetic media, meat/poultry, medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/ graphic arts, sanitary/disposables, snacks, industrial, furniture, laminates, tapes, tags and labels
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solvents, solvent- and water-based, UV) laminating, priming, all to 51 in.
Substrates: Film, foil, foam, paper, paperboard, nonwoven, tissue
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, offset gravure
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod, enclosed applicator, knife open roll, web
Annual sales: More than $75 million
No. of employees: 390

Labelon Corp.
10 Chapin St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
Ph: 800/428-5566
Fax: 716/394-8453

Markets: Medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial
Services: Coating (water-based, UV) priming to 12 in.
Substrates: Film (to 15 mil), paper (to 15 mil)
Coating processes: Roll coating, rotogravure, slot die|
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod, two-sided
Annual sales: Between $36 million and $50 million
ISO certification: Pending
No. of employees: 250

Lamart Corp.
Box 1648, Clifton, NJ 07015
Ph: 973/772-6262
Fax: 973/772-3673

Markets: Medical/pharmaceutical, photographic/graphic arts, industrial
Services: Coating (adhesive, 100% solids, solvent- and water-based, UV), laminating to 12 in., priming, printing (flexography, rotogravure)
Substrates: Film (0.00014-0.014 in.), foil (0.00025-0.008 in.), foam to 1/4 in., paper, nonwoven, tissue to 12 pt
Coating processes: Offset gravure, roll coating, rotogravure, reverse roll, knife-over-roll
Coating techniques: Doctor blade, meyer rod
Annual sales: Between $20 million and $35 million
ISO certified: Pending
No. of employees: 100 (6 lab)
Offers coating, laminating, slitting, and sheeting capability on a pilot scale, with the ability to scale up to production quantities, i.e., up to 60-in. widths. Also offers a complete materials testing laboratory on-site.

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