Roll Cleaner Proving Itself

PLYMOUTH, MA | Flexo Concepts has donated a MicroClean Model 48 system at the Cincinnati, OH, demo center of press manufacturer Nilpeter. The unit is

Fieldmeter or Voltmeter?

I received an interesting email question. What is the difference between an electrostatic fieldmeter and a non-contacting electrostatic voltmeter? And, if I had to pick either one or the other, which one is more useful for solving static problems?

How Much Static?

Static is only one of many challenges in commercializing new products and in running production processes. How can we organize our information and prioritize our work so that each issue gets the attention it deserves, and no more? Analysis tools to drive data driven decisions and project prioritization concepts that have proven so valuable in managing operations should also be applied to static issues. To move ahead with on this, we need to establish a performance baseline that is acceptable, and identify maximum levels of static that are satisfactory.

How Static Bars Work

Static charge must be reduced on many new film products. The surfaces of multilayered webs formed by coextrusion, lamination, or coating are designed

Welcome to the world of STATIC!

Thank-you for visiting ‘Kelly on Static.’ Here, I will share some fundamental concepts of static electricity, apply these concepts to real-world roll-to-roll manufacturing operations, and answer questions on electrostatic theories and applications. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on how webs become charged, how static charge causes problems, and how to dissipate charge to prevent problems.

COF Testing: Why Does it Matter?

Coefficient of friction (COF) is a property critical to the optimum processing and handling of packaging from filling operations through to the consumer.

Dyne Levels Part 1

Surface energy is a fundamental property of solids and varies from low in plastics such as PE to high for glass and metal surfaces. Surface tension is

Joining to Advance Packaging

CAMBRIDGE, MA Nano-Terra, a privately held company focused on the commercialization of industrial applications of surface chemistry, reports two technology

Treater Agreement Reported

HARTLAND, WI Pillar Technologies and Empire Treater Rolls, Fishers, NY, have signed an agreement that provides Pillar worldwide distribution rights for

Improve Induction Sealing Productivity

A new white paper from Enercon Industries explains the application variables packagers should look for when troubleshooting inconsistent induction sealing.

Polymag Tek Inc Receives CE Certification and Enters the European Market

Polymag Tek, designer and manufacturer of contact web cleaning equipment, has received CE certification for its Narrow Web Cleaner (NWC) family of products.

Treat 'em Right

Offset printer adds corona treating to its eight-color press and improves print quality on a new product line: in-mold film labels.

Spot Less

There are several web cleaning technologies available for various converting applications, including static elimination, simple vacuum, multimodal, contact

Cut With Glass

Energy bills getting you down? Cut costs by switching to glass-covered rolls for corona treatment.

What Static Can Do is Shocking

Why is static electricity a concern to converters of moving webs? It can cause four problems.

Enercon Industries | Surface Treating

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