How to Influence Gloss and Friction Coatings or Cast Films by the Chill Roll Surface Design

The chill roll surface layer and design have important technical influences on extrusion coating and cast film processes.

UV Retrofit Adds Markets

Green Printing and Packaging Co., a Lexington, NC, sub. of Chesapeake Corp., serves markets such as pharmaceutical/healthcare and technology that require

Coater to Provide Solutions

JLICH, GERMANY Schleipen & Erkens (S+E) reports the recent startup of a new coating machine that will enable it to provide highly specialized solutions

Using a Chemical Primer for High Bonds & Low Oxygen Transmission

Application: A new aqueous primer can produce strong adhesion and low oxygen transmission rates in plastic packaging laminates. The coating has use in-line as an extrusion primer or applied to a film and rewound for subsequent extrusion, lamination, or printing work.

Optimum Release

Successful use of film liners calls for selecting the right release coating.

The Mettle of Metallizers

Published back in 1997, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, 2nd ed., stated: The field of vacuum metallizing serving the packaging industry

The Family Breadwinner

AIMCAL recognizes winners of its annual competition for opening new markets and for technological superiority.

Less Coating, More Control

Coatings are getting thinner, and while there are a number of reasons for this more value added, reduced use of energy, water, and solvent, etc. the result

What Is Cationic UV Technology?

Cationic UV (ultraviolet)-curable inks and coatings have been offered commercially for more than 30 years, but to many printers and converters, it still is a “new technology.”

TAPPI Offers New Product

Beginning in March 2004, TAPPI will offer a new product for companies and individuals who use the TAPPI Test Methods and Technical Information Papers (TIPS).

Learning the Lingo

The lack of a standard naming convention for web coating defects complicates communications between people working to eliminate the problem. AIMCAL's Coating Defects Lexicon aims to end the confusion.

Coating and Laminating: At the Heart of the Packaging Industry

Despite market pressures, the future is bright for the global coating and laminating industry.

The Global Metallizing Market

Dr. William Llewellyn, senior consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., highlights current market trends from AWA's forthcoming Metallized Films and Papers: Global Sourcebook 2004.

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.

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