Coatings

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

the PLACE

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.

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

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.

Colorful Adhesives and Coatings? Probably Not a Good Idea

Most people have color preferences. My favorite color is black. Some individuals have very strong feelings about their favorite color. A granddaughter

Controlling Coater Gap Uniformity

Maintaining high levels of accuracy is critical in controlling coater gap uniformity. The role of noncontact thin gap sensors is discussed in in this article.

A Lesson in Amines Used in Water-Based Products

One of the key ingredients of many water-based inks and coatings are amines. Amines and ammonia are used in water-based products to control pH required

Redefining Plasticizers in Inks and Coatings

The dictionary defines plasticizers as any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to keep them soft or pliable. For the purpose of

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

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.

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.

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