COATING CONCEPTS | Explain the concept of product-process integration in web coating

One aspect of product-process integration is ensuring the formulation will run on the coater. Sometimes this is called “Design for Manufacturing.”

Alex Nevels

It is with a touch of sadness that I take over this column from my old friend and mentor, the late Dr. Edward Cohen. I would like to begin with the most important subject – an attitude really – that Ed helped instill in me. The concept of product-process integration (PPI) is simple: Processes and products both need to be appropriate for the needs of the application being served. At a conceptual level, that isn’t a hard sell, but at a tactical level, it can be hard to remember...

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