Coatings

Adding Up Additives

Packaging film additives are designed to aid the converting process and improve package performance. Here’s how.

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Non-polar process aids improve extrusion; troubleshooting corona treatment issues; electron beam curable gas and aroma barrier technology; and the role of adhesives in the retort pouch.

Optimizing Costs

The high cost of platinum has been driving innovation in finding ways to reduce its level of us to just 25-35 ppm.

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Nanotechnology functionality in flexible packaging, new methods of manufacturing; enhanced economics of 100% solids adhesives; clarifiers for polypropylene film; and coextruded HMW-HDPE film structures with improved bubble stability.

New Book on Coating and Drying Defects

"Coating and Drying Defects: Troubleshooting Operating Problems, 2nd ed.," by Edgar B. Gutoff and Edward D. Cohen, provides manufacturing and quality control personnel, equipment operators and supervisors, and plant engineers and scientists with the full complement of proven tools and techniques for detecting, defining, and eliminating coating defects and operating problems, and for ensuring they do not recur.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Applications Of Novel Photo-Curing Oligomer Resins: Generation Twoby Michael L. Gould et al., Ashland Specialty Chemical Application:

Clean Coating

Turn to a contract coater to resolve issues surrounding safe waste disposal and environmental compliance.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Barrier Testing And Comparison In Pouch Packaging Structures by Bill Minnich, AET Films APPLICATION: Metallized OPP structures can provide

Upgrade the Old, Bring in the New!

Noven Pharmaceuticals may not be a household name, but the patented creation of this 500-employee company helped revolutionize the way people receive

Are Universal Products Possible?

The question seems like a good one when we first hear it. Why is there not a universal adhesive, coating, or ink? Such a material certainly would make

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A New Family of sHDPE Polymers For Enhanced Moisture Barrier Performanceby Norman Aubee, Patrick Lam, and Sarah Marshall, NOVA Chemicals

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Effects of machine direction orientation on the moisture and oxygen barrier properties of HMW-PE films, novel high performance collation shrink film, choosing the right cure mechanism for UV curable laminating adhesives, and cost reduction using performance products.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Influence of electron beam on some polymeric substrates used in flexible packaging; polymer processing additives and melt fracture in blown film, die geomotry considerations; adding oxygen barrier to laminating adhesives; and how to improve cross-machine drying profiles.

A Bunch of Hot Air

There are reasons why your dryer could be giving you a headache. Here's what you can do about it.

Ready to Serve

3 Sigma finds an under-serviced niche in the roll label market and fill it by adding coating lines manufactured by Ross-Waldron.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Improving productivity with automated slitter positioning, polymeric nanocomposites enabled by controlled architecture materials, benefits of new technology ionizers for web handling, and the effect of orientation on MD on HMW-HDPE films.

Free Trial of Coating Product

Craig Adhesives and Coatings has announced a free trial program for its 1077M-3 coating product used by sheetfed offset printers running hybrid inks. (craigadhesives.com)

Inks, Coatings, Compliance

Packaging engineers are designing new products to meet the growing demand for food packaging items that can be prepared quickly and conveniently by the

Optimum Release

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

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

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.

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.

G Prime A Rheological Indicator to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance of LDPE

Application: A new rheological test method can predict the processing performance of LDPE for extrusion coating.

Coating Success

Improve your coating process with ongoing technical efforts. It will bring you ongoing rewards.

Solving the Problem of Silicone Transfer

Dr. Wilhelm Munninger of Frantschach Inncoat, a specialty release liner manufacturer, outlines his company's response to a major problem with large-format, water-based ink jet print.

Adhesion of Coatings to Aluminum Foil

Application: The composition and chemistry of an aluminum foil surface are important to achieve good wettability, bond formation, and durable adhesion on this substrate.

An Innovative Approach to Coloring Adhesives & Coatings

In the April 2003 issue, this column (Do You Really Want to Color That Adhesive or Coating?) explained that coloring adhesives and coatings often is not

Do You Really Want to Color That Adhesive or Coating?

Anyone who has been in the converting business and uses adhesives and coatings has at some time or another asked (or heard someone else ask) the question,

Controlling Color Change in Adhesives and Coatings

The column in this space last month discussed color in adhesives and coatings with emphasis on avoiding color during the manufacture of the products.

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