The Effects of Surface Treatment at the Interface

There are a variety of methods for encouraging fluids to stick to substrates in coating applications- corona, plasma or flame treating the substrate; adding a primer prior to coating; and utilizing a vacuum system at the coating head interface. The addition of surfactants is one method of adjusting the fluid itself that should be considered.

CPI Installs Atomic Layer Deposition Systems

The Beneq TFS 500 and WCS 600 systems are helping CPI develop nano-scale coatings for the protection of optoelectronic devices

ATP Opens Plant in Germany

The new facility will produce water-based coatings in a clear air manufacturing environment

Nordson Names Agent for Turkey

BGM Makina Teknik will rep the company in Turkey for fluid coating dies, including Premier and Ultracoat

Coating Matters | Film Split Defects

When there are two rolling surfaces moving in the same direction, the fluid needs to decide which surface to follow. But how is this decision made?

Sun Chemical Announces Resistance Coatings

SunSys resistance coatings for paper and board substrates are said to be environmentally friendly and suited for direct food contact

Pearl Technologies Partners with RIT

The partnership includes equipment donations to the RIT lab, money for scholarships, and support for a program for women

Ashland Offers New LED Products

UV-LED coatings and adhesives are said to meet demands for reduced energy usage for flexo narrow web printers

Solvent-Free Lamination | Nordmeccanica Opens/Demos at New Permanent NA Home

Nordmeccanica demonstrates at its new permanent North American location in Hauppauge, Long Island, NY, the lamination of 5 micron aluminum foil to oriented polyester film employing a solvent-free lamination process.

Drytac Laminator Called Heavy-Duty Unit

The JM63 Pro XD is one of company’s second generation of JetMounter roller laminators

OMNOVA Solutions Reports Resin Results

Suncryl HP 114 water-based release coating is said to offer both economic and environmental benefits

Nordmeccanica NA Celebrates Grand Opening

The company’s American subsidiary outgrew its former location, thanks to a growing number of installed machines

Looking Behind the Curtain of Coating

Economies of scale occur when a coated product is manufactured wide, fast and in one pass.  To obtain economies of scale, curtain coating is one method to consider.

Dow Opens Innovation Center in Italy

Company says the new Pack Studios Innovation Center will drive collaborative packaging development for adhesives

Coating Matters | The Effects of Viscoelastic Behavior, Pt. 1

When coating a fluid, consideration of the rubbery behavior needs to be given with the shear rate versus viscosity data

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