Consumables-General - Coatings

May 1, 2003

Acucote Pressure-sensitive labelstocks with environmentally safe, water-based, permanent, removable, and specialty adhesive formulations. Specialists in thermal transfer media. Visit API Foils Hot stamping foils and supplies: metallic, pigment, pearl, specialty, and holographic foils. Visit Avery Dennison, Fasson Roll N.A. Innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label products. Fasson-brand pressure-sensitive and non-adhesive coated papers, films, and foils in roll form are widely used in brand identity, bar code labeling systems, product identification, and other applications by label converters and consumer products package designers and manufacturers. Visit Contract Converting Contract Converting's Roll Express™ program

May 1, 2002

The following suppliers offer coating and laminating equipment, from traditional flexographic and gravure coating machines, to hot melt, slot die, and reverse roll units, and solvent-based and solventless laminating equipment: Acumeter Modular roll or slot die coating modules that can be press- or floor-mounted in an existing process line. Coating widths available from 6˝ to 80˝ . Visit American Int'l Machinery The Signature brand of sheet-to-sheet laminators accommodate single- or double-faced corrugated board up to 8,000 sph and stock sizes up to 63˝. Visit Bachofen & Meier Coaters (gravure, five- and six-roll, slot die, curtain,

Keeping up Appearances
April 1, 2002

Learn prepress and on-press practices for ultimate aesthetic appeal using UV/EB and aqueous coatings and adhesives. by Jessica Millward, Associate Editor Energy-cured coatings/adhesives When not matched with the right inks, coatings and adhesives carry the potential for poor visual performance, especially in the case of energy-cured products. Complementary coating/adhesive and ink formulation is therefore an essential first issue in identifying the source of print flaws. SICPA Eastern Region Technical Manager Dave Steele lists the most common signs of improper coating formulation as deriving from poor wetting or poor adhesion characteristics. If the coating being employed is printed over an ink containing excessive silicone,

January 1, 2002

Equipment suppliers address coating/laminating material handling issues for both sheet- and web-based applications. by Jessica Millward, Associate Editor STUDY #1: Web coating Registration to a preprinted web (a.k.a. optical registration or dynamic registration) is often used to apply specialty coatings or spot varnishes, and comes in handy for re-running a web through the press for line work. Dri-Tec's Gravure/Flex convertible print station handles such applications with ease, but, as Dri-Tec VP Matt Tielkemeier notes, retrofitting the unit to a geared press may require a little extra attention. As Tielkemeier explains, dynamic registration is achieved through the use of a high-speed optical sensor, an encoder,

Coating/Laminating Equipment
May 1, 2001

AapexX Coating and laminating machines for paper, film, foil, or paperboard, using solvent or water-based coatings and adhesives. Solvent-based machines are available. Widths range from 20 in. to 100 in. and speeds from 20 fpm to 2,000 fpm. Also available, NCR coater, self-adhesive coater, and solventless coater/laminator. Visit ADM Tronics Unlimited Develops and manufactures diversified line of water-based, environmentally safe chemical products for the converting, food packaging, printing, and related industries. Visit American Int'l Machinery The Signature brand of sheet-to-sheet laminators are built to accommodate single- or double-faced corrugated board up to 8,000 sph. Visit <a