- February 26, 2013, Mark Miller
What happens in the fluid mixing room can have a profound effect on what gets coated onto the substrate
- February 25, 2013, Kelly Robinson
How does a static brush, a tinsel strand, or an ionizing cord neutralize static?
- February 22, 2013, Dr. Dene Taylor
Following the Printed Electronics Conference in Santa Clara, Dene Taylor recaps the practical products for use in our businesses today
- February 19, 2013, Timothy J. Walker
In Part 2 of this four-part series, web handling expert Tim Walker tackles tension control from the first to the final lap of the winding roll
- January 14, 2013, Timothy J. Walker
Understanding winding, roll defects, and winding-related web quality begins with understanding how the web, winder design, and process conditions combine to create the stress and strains of the wound roll.
- January 11, 2013, Mark Miller
Mark Miller says his discussions explaining fluid coating technology vs. extrusion technology feel like excerpts from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.
- December 18, 2012, Dene H. Taylor
Replacing spot colors with an extended gamut ink set offers substantial savings in time and materials and eliminates inventories of inks and cylinders or plates.
- December 07, 2012, Kelly Robinson
How far away can a static dissipater be mounted and still neutralize a web?
- November 16, 2012, Timothy J. Walker
Bigger cores avoid many winding defects. Fewer layers mean less near-core pressure buildup and high-pressure defects.
- February 01, 2011, By Mark Miller, Coating Tech Service
Whether you are dealing with a fluid coating or a plastic product, you need to understand rheology. Rheology of the polymer in question affects not only
- October 01, 2010, By Frank Perkowski, Business Development Advisory
- October 01, 2010, By Edward D. Cohen, Edward D. Cohen Consulting
Until recently, development of laboratory and pilot coater technology has been relatively stagnant. The many improvements increased coating speeds, improved
- October 01, 2010, By Marius Beune, Amcor Flexibles
Consumers are continuously changing their eating and purchasing behavior. A century ago, food was bought fresh and directly from the source the farmer,
- September 01, 2010, By Mike Scholz, Anguil Environmental Systems Inc.
- July 01, 2010, By Jeff Robertson, ARmark Authentication Technologies LLC
- June 01, 2010, By Wayne Etchells, Metlon Corp.
- June 01, 2010, By Sam Jones, American Cutting Edge
- May 01, 2010, By Edward D. Cohen, Edward D. Cohen Consulting Inc.
The converting industry and some of its processes are 100 years old or more. Despite that, the industry has remained dynamic and competitive by continuously
- May 01, 2010, By Dr. Charles Bishop, C.A. Bishop Consulting Ltd.
Some areas of vacuum web coating have progressed in the past decade, others have lagged behind. A hot topic 20 years ago was transparent barrier coatings.
- April 01, 2010, By Matthew Menges, Menges Roller Co.
- March 01, 2010, By Ricky L. Keller, Davis-Standard LLC
- December 01, 2009, By Kurt Schramer, MACtac
Companies specializing in film production are familiar with the environmental and economical trends impacting today's industry. Production costs continue
- October 01, 2009, By Edward D. Cohen, Consulting Inc.
The process technology now in routine use in the converting industry will perform a key role in the commercialization of several advanced, high-technology
- April 01, 2009, By Kelly Robinson, Electrostatic Answers LLC
Static performance should be specified and designed into new equipment, and it should be a deliverable when developing a new product.
- March 01, 2007, By Steve Sargeant and Ken Chang, Toray Plastics (America)
- February 01, 2007, By Mark Vanover Esko-Graphics
- April 30, 2006, Neil I. Steinberg, Somerset Engineering
- February 28, 2006, Eldridge M. Mount III, EMMOUNT Technologies
- January 31, 2006, Edward D. Cohen, Edward D. Cohen Consulting
What to do with an aging coater? Modernize!
- December 31, 2005, Timothy J. Walker, TJWalker & Assoc.