Coatings

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

Controlling Coater Gap Uniformity

Maintaining high levels of accuracy is critical in controlling coater gap uniformity. The role of noncontact thin gap sensors is discussed in in this article.

A Lesson in Amines Used in Water-Based Products

One of the key ingredients of many water-based inks and coatings are amines. Amines and ammonia are used in water-based products to control pH required

Redefining Plasticizers in Inks and Coatings

The dictionary defines plasticizers as any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to keep them soft or pliable. For the purpose of

Coating Control, Quality, & Paperboard Packaging

It is often forgotten the vast majority of folding cartons are coated with either a water-based or ultraviolet (UV)-cured coating. In fact, most new presses

Got Web Coating Wisdom? AIMCAL's Call for Fall Papers

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) has issued its annual call for papers for its fall technical conference, which is slated for October 21–23, 2002, at the Hilton Sedona Resort, Sedona, AZ, USA.

Overcoats Offer Protection (and You Don't Have to Button Up)

Printed paper is a key ingredient in many packages and labels. And whether the printing provides information, graphics, or both, it has to be protected.

Polymers / Laminations / Adhesives / Coatings / Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Making Choices for Coating with a Laminating Adhesive

Work, like life, is full of choices. Some are major; some are the kind we face every day. Converters laminating two substrates together using an adhesive

Vacumet Makes Metallizing Dreams Come True

The entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Vacumet Corp., feeding on acquisitions, expansions, perseverance, and good timing. What makes a dream come true

TAPPI Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Div. Awards 2002 Klucken Scholarship

The Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division has awarded the 2001 Ralph A. Klucken Scholarship to Shilpa Sankhe, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering at Clemson University.

So You've Seen a Ghost! Who You Gonna Call?

Many of us enjoyed watching Bill Murray conquer the ghosts that he encountered in the movie Ghostbusters. So, you ask, what do ghosts have to do with

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Antimicrobial Additives and Coatings for Food Packaging

It seems as if every day we hear of some incident associated with food contamination. Recent outbreaks of contamination associated with meat products

The Sweet Smell of Success in Coatings and Adhesives

Contamination is a frequent cause of odor in adhesives and coatings applied to a substrate. This normally occurs inadvertantly in the facilities of the formulator or at the converting plant.

A Primer on How to Put Substrates Together

To extrusion coat, extrusion laminate, or film laminate? If a composite construction is your goal, there is more than one way to get there.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

A Communication from the Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division of TAPPI.

Conversing on Centuries, Computers, and Converting

The three words in the title seem to have no relationship or connection. Or do they? As we begin 2001, we start a new century. Since centuries comprise

The Influence of Aluminum Gauge on the Adhesion of Extruded Polyester to Foil Using Adheisve Primers

Application: Adhesion primers are effective when the thickness of polyester resin extrudate to aluminum substrate thickness exceeds a ratio of 0.7.

Coating Operation Starts a Tradition of Growth

Venture Coating Technologies, located in what once was a Wisconsin cornfield, is striving to be much more than a budding converting plant. Moving the process along is a slot-die coater assembled by Dri-Tec.

The Case Against Oxidation as a Primary Factor for Bonding Acid Copolymers to Foil

Application: Acid copolymers will generally adhere more strongly to foil than low density polyethylene even when processing the acid copolymer at lower temperatures. This reduces the potential for taste, odor, processing, and other problems associated with high temperature processing.

Some Causes of Blocking in Heat Seal CoatingsPart II

Last month this column covered some causes of blocking when using heat seal coatings. The problem primarily addressed concerned processing conditions

Pilot Coating Line Aids Both R&D and Production

When MSC Specialty Films found its Faustel coating lines working overtime on R&D runs, it called on Faustel again, this time for a pilot-sized model.

Coating Tech Center Is a Dream Come True

For more than ten years, Jerry Forbes dreamed of opening a technology center dedicated to the "experimentation, development, and optimization" of web

Develop New Products with the Aid of a Pilot Line/Lab

Our updated guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment provides information that can help you better serve your customers—and maybe even enter new markets.

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs A-L

Guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment, A thru L: Acumeter, Akron Coating, B.F. Perkins, Black Clawson, Brampton, ChemDevelopment, Chemair/Polytech Labs, Converting Machinery Technologies, Dummore, Enercon, Euclid Tool/Machine, Fronter Industrial, Faustel, General Forumlations, Geometric, Glenro, Holyoke, KAPCO, Killion Lab (Davis-Standard), Kroenert, Labelon, and Lamart.

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs M-Z

Pilot lines and research equipment facilities guide, M thru Z: May Coating, Megtec, Microseal, Mylan Technologies, New Era Converting Machinery, Pillar, Polymer Science, Polytype America, Polytech North America, Print/Con-Printing and Converting Research Center, Tekmatex Inc., Texmac Inc., UCB Chemicals Corp., Viscor, and Yasui Seiki (USA).

Common Causes of Blocking in Heat Seal CoatingsPart I

Heat seal coatings are formulated materials that are applied to a substrate on a coater and then wound into a roll. In a subsequent operation, the coated

Assessing Real-Life Sealant Performance in Flexible Packaging

Application: Polyolefin plastomers exhibit excellent caulkability to deliver the sealing characteristics necessary for total package performance.

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