Coating Matters

Coating Matters | Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Coating

When looking for process, product, and profit improvements for your PSA tapes and labels, consider going back to the drawing board

Coating Matters | Construction Materials for Coating Equipment

Mark Miller helps you identify the right material selection for tooling that will carry fluid to your substrate

Coating Matters | Membrane Process Technology

Here are a few theories to guide your decision making for achieving the thin coatings needed for filtration

Coating Matters | Coating and Casting Technology for Water Filtration

The fundamentals of air entrainment, entrapment, and rheology are critical to product success

Coating Matters | Pump Technology

Fluid preparation and delivery may be ancillary to the coating process, but they are critical to the coating outcome

Coating Matters | Multi-Layer Coating

To provide more than one fluid at a time to a substrate, a pre-metered method like slot die coating is required

Coating Matters | Patch Coating for Precision Fluid Placement, Pt. 2

Intermittent coating continues to be a growing field in the world of slot die coating technology in general, and the flexible electronics and energy storage industries in particular.

Coating Matters | Patch Coating for Precision Fluid Placement, Pt. 1

The world has gone patch coating crazy! Batteries, pharmaceuticals, even adhesives. With increased interest in intermittent coating, we have to consider the technical challenges

Coating Matters | Steam Remoisturizing Technology for Paper-Based Labels, Pt. 2

In Part 2 of this two-part series, the authors provide the criteria for choosing a remoisturizer solution

Coating Matters | Steam Remoisturizing Technology for Paper-Based Labels, Pt. 1

Paper-based label manufacturers must produce a stable, flat product. This requires controlling moisture content in all layers of the final product to equilibrium.

Coating Matters | Everything You Wanted to Know about Coating But Were Afraid to Ask

Developing a new coated product? Here is a set of questions that can lead the process engineer in the right direction going forward.

Coating Matters | Stop Defects Before They Start

Reducing defects in fluid coating works best by practicing preventative medicine. 

Coating Matters | Designing Equipment for Fluid Flow

In premetered coating, a slot die is the control valve that turns fluid flow through a pipe into a precise, flat, and even coating on a continuous substrate. How does a chunk of metal do this?

Coating Matters | Under Pressure: The Damage Stress Can Do in Fluid Coating

Where does stress come from, and what can it do to a perfectly good coating?

Coating Matters | I'm Done Coating...Now What?

To solve coating issues, you need to have a rudimentary understanding of curing technologies

Coating Matters | The 3 Stages of Product Development

Process development is taking a product concept through 3 stages: lab, pilot, and production

Coating Matters | Intermittent Coating

The world has gone patch coating crazy, but we also have to consider the technical challenges

Coating Matters | Hot Melt Coating Technology, Part 2

In the second of this two-part series on hot melt coating, Mark Miller says the newest technology is not always the best, but the best techniques applied to good technology provide the best product outcomes.

Coating Matters | Hot Melt Coating Technology, Part 1

Thinner, faster, and state of the art describes the direction hot melt adhesive manufacturing companies are headed.

Coating Matters | The Wizard Behind the Curtain

It's not magic that makes curtain coating work but physics and fluid dynamics.

Coating Matters | TWOSD

Tensioned Web Over Slot Die is a coating technique that has some unique advantages

Coating Matters | Slot Die Design Considerations

What you can learn from a slot die designer that will help you in your roll-to-roll manufacturing process

Coating Matters | Fluid Flow Phenomena

Faster and thinner coatings are the wave of the future—learn how to ride the wave to success!

Coating Matters | The Fundamentals of Coating

If you are trying to create, coat, and solidify fluids, coating expert Mark Miller offers some fundamentals that you simply must know.

Coating Matters | Mixing Fundamentals

What happens in the fluid mixing room can have a profound effect on what gets coated onto the substrate

Coating Matters | It’s a Turbulent World

Mark Miller says his discussions explaining fluid coating technology vs. extrusion technology feel like excerpts from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

Coating Matters | The ROI of IP

Creating value through patents—an investment in intellectual property should be handled with the same rigor as the purchase of capital property.

Coating Matters | Understanding Rheology

When you are forming a polymer product, you have to understand some basics of how the formation of the product is influenced by the chemistry of the polymer.

Coating Matters | Free Span Coating

Free span coating provides a coating arrangement that may help you in new product development.

Coating Matters | Discrete Coating Techniques & Equipment

The demands of the current electronics and optics markets are requiring panel coating technology more than ever.

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