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

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.

Filtration Transformation

Out of an engineer's introspection and some solid supplier relationships comes "a breakthrough" for one contract converter's final filtration of hot melts.

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

Consolidation in the Self-Adhesive Laminating Industry

UPM's proposed acquisition of MACtac worldwide is the latest in a string of announcements of merger and acquisition activity in the self-adhesive laminate industry.

PSA Problem Solving

When dealing with complex problems, it's best to take a step-by-step approach. This methodology can aid the investigation of quality issues commonly encountered

Study Finds Extrusion Coaters/Laminators Focused on Innovation

The extrusion coating and laminating market in North America is being researched by AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. for a forthcoming study in its series

Metallizing Trends Across the Globe

Investment in metallizing technologies continues with incremental and replacement capacity being commissioned, adding to the overall capacity available

Technology Improvements and Emerging Markets Drive Growth in Metallizing

Business is good at Applied Films, says Liz Josephson. Vacumet is expanding, but Bob Korowicki says some metallizers are in trouble. Frank Sereno is bullish:

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