Coating Concepts: Product-process integration: What is the right coating method? Part 1 Paid Members Public
There are three common ways to pick a coating method: inertia, flowcharts and screening tables. The practical advantages of inertia speak for themselves. However, the use of removable-cartridge coaters has reduced the barriers to change. Also, it often is more economical to find a contract manufacturer with the “right” method
Regimes of Reverse Gravure Coating Paid Members Public
Presented by Ted Lightfoot, Ted Lightfoot LLC Gravure coating has a reputation for being unpredictable. This is largely because, beside the different configurations of gravure coating (direct, offset, reverse, kiss), there are several different regimes of coating for each configuration. The regime depends on the nature of the substrate, the
COATING CONCEPTS | Product-process integration: What is the right coating method? Part 2 Paid Members Public
The previous installment in this series covered the first step in choosing a coating method: flowcharts and screening tables. Here, we turn to the next two steps: pilot tests and fine-tuning to get a more robust process. Click the link below to download the full article.
COATING CONCEPTS | Explain the concept of product-process integration in web coating Paid Members Public
One aspect of product-process integration is ensuring the formulation will run on the coater. Sometimes this is called “Design for Manufacturing.”
Classification and Effects of Variations in Fiducial State of a Coating Substrate Paid Members Public
Non-planarities (also known as bagginess, layflat issues, or planarity issues) are known causes of coating upsets and other defects that arise from variations in the fiducial state of the coating substrate.