Retired PFFC Editor Authors Web Handling Guide

The Plastic Film and Foil Web Handling Guide
by William E. Hawkins
$99.95 (US); U.K. pound price: 66.99
CRC Press - Lewis Publishers - St. Lucie Press
2000 Corporate Blvd. NW, Boca Raton, FL

CRC reports the availability of a new book on web handling for the converting industry. The Plastic Film and Foil Web Handling Guide, authored by William Hawkins, retired PFFC contributing Web Solutions editor, was "written to assist anyone who works with webs directly or indirectly," says the publisher. "Covering web handling fundamentals, process-related technologies, troubleshooting, and solutions, it includes sufficient technical information to identify and correct defects in rolls (film or foil). Readers will appreciate this unbiased look at web handling that also serves as a counterpoint to information from equipment suppliers," adds CRC Press.

Topics covered include:

  • roller alignment in machines
  • web tensioning
  • use of web spreading and guiding devices
  • use of razor slitters
  • shear knife slitters
  • edge trim removal
  • trim disposal
  • management of web electrostatic charges
  • waste-storage equipment
In addition, CRC says the book covers winding technology and addresses gauge variation issues; cores and mandrels; vibration; speed issues; web thickness issues; web strength issues; coated web issues; laminated web issues; clear film issues; winding tension profile issues; and lay-on roller issues. "A guide for troubleshooting web handling problems and a glossary of terms for quick reference is also provided." CRC cites the guide's key features:
  • helps the reader visualize concepts with illustrations
  • introduces a new way to analyze web behavior
  • makes troubleshooting web handling problems easier
  • condenses 35 years of web handling experience into one resource
  • presents information in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, style

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