Mixing It Up

Analyze your mixing process to root out the cause of poor performance.

Cast Film Lines for Barrier Films

Application: Besides the blown film process, cast film technology is the most significant production method for manufacture of barrier films ranging from 20 to 300 microns. The number of layers, the selection of polymers, the layer configuration, and the thickness of the individual layers depend on the intended film use.

Coating Success

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

Producing Coextruded High Barrier Heat-Shrinkable Packaging Films

Application: Examining and comparing high barrier polymers and structures provides guidelines for matching film performance with application.

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.

A Look at Adhesion Increase in Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Last month, this column addressed the subject of permanent and removable pressure-sensitive adhesives. A prime consideration in the difference between

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.

Permanent & Removable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

An intriguing aspect of pressure-sensitive adhesives is the wide variety available. They come in different forms for application as solutions in solvent,

A New Enhanced Polyethylene for Extrusion Coating and Laminating

Application: Using metallocene catalyst technology provides an enhanced polyethylene with excellent heat sealing performance in extrusion-coated and extrusion-laminated constructions.

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

Hot Melt Group Continues Programs

For 35 years, the Hot Melt Committee of the PLACE Division has been presenting state-of-the-art technical programs highlighting hot melts. This year the group is combining with the PLACE Division to present the PLACE Conference and Global Hot Melt Symposium.

A Small Part of Big Performance

Hot melt adhesive converters be cheered: Hot melt technology is ripe for peak performance.

Model Behavior

Computer modeling is a relatively new tool converters can use to improve the quality and productivity of coating and drying operations.

Polytype Battenfeld Partner in POLYCOAT

Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering, USA, and Polytype, Switzerland, announce a strategic alliance "to integrate advanced extrusion coating and laminating technology into complete converting systems for the converting industry."

Making the Most of Metallizing

The second European Conference on Metallized Papers and Films, organized by AWA Conferences, took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 5-7. Sponsored

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