Coating/Drying and Adhesion Technology Seminars Announced

The Coating and Drying Technology seminar is designed for engineers and scientists who work with the coating of fluids onto continuous webs. The Adhesion Technology seminar is designed for engineers and polymer chemists involved with practical adhesive bonding to plastics, metals, and other substrates.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Advantages in melt fracture elimination technology; high barrier advancements in metallized films; comparison of corona and flame treatement of polymer film, foil, and paperboard; and the latest UV/EB coating and adhesive technology for food packaging applications.

Polyshow 2006 Dedicated to Curtain Coating Technology

Polyshow 2006 will bring together a mix of customers, equipment suppliers, and Polytype presentations around a theme of curtain coating technology.

Under Pressure

This is a challenging time for pressure-sensitive laminators.

The PSA Process

With so many choices available in the manufacture of PSA products, how do you decide what's best?

The Future of Metallizing

Despite some challenges, new markets for metallized products are opening.

Take Control

What would Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, say to the converting industry? He might say, "Control your own destiny or someone else will." The converting industry seems to be taking Welch's advice. As evidence, here is a sampling of what some of the industry's leaders are doing to control their own destinies.

Can This Coater Be Saved?

What to do with an aging coater? Modernize!

About Cold Seal Adhesives

People actually refer to this class of product using three different names—cold seal adhesives, self-seal adhesives, and cohesives. Remember that all the terms describe exactly the same material.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

New die designs and advancements in automatic die controls for improved efficiencies in film production, and how sealant film choice can affect a laminated structure’s properties.

Getting Personal With Michael Nowak

Michael R. Nowak, president and founder of Coating Excellence Intl., shares the benefits of his experience in the converting industry.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

The role of X-ray sensor technology in the application of extrusion coating and lamination, and comparative design and performance of primer dryers for high-speed extrusion coaters.

Coating & Laminating Special Report

Coating & Laminating Special Report

What's Really On the Surface?

Substrate surfaces are prone to cause problems because of items that are impossible for the naked eye to see.

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