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

School's IN for Summer: AIMCAL Extends Curriculum

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) has added a full track of courses to it highly acclaimed summer school curriculum and extended the 2002 session by one day, the industry group reports.

Annual AIMCAL: Ethics with Success

"How do we maintain a sense of ethics in today’s success-driven business world when others all around us seem to bend the rules at their convenience?"The

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.

Metallizer Makes a Winning Wager

What recession? With a new facility, two new Galileo metallizers, and an ei3 electronic communications network, Vacumet Corp. doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word.

Coating and Laminating Special Report

Five related articles examining today's coating/laminating industry peers into the future of this key industry niche.

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.

Control of Adhesion and Removal of Heat Sealable Tops on Polymer Containers

Application: By reviewing peelable seals for lid-tub applications, the authors summarize basic peel and seal mechanisms and discuss variables and methods that control seal and peel properties. They offer suggestions for design to achieve optimum peelable seals.

Polymers / Laminations / Adhesives / Coatings / Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Slitting Adhesive-Coated, Low-Strength Films

Low-strength films, such PE or cast PP, sometimes are coated with an adhesive and slit into customer-sized rolls. Low-strength films do not have sharply

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

The Miracle of Coextrusion Makes Believers of Many

Coextrusion has allowed converters to make different constructions using alternate materials for new applications. Since its introduction only a few decades

Coaters and Primers: Should You Apply In- or Out-of-Line?

Many converting operations involve application of a coating or primer to a substrate. Two application techniques are possible: in-line or out of line.

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

Subscribe to PFFC's EClips Newsletter