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Jan 20, 2015
Welcome New Member - RYECO, Inc.


Jan 20, 2015
Welcome New Member - Journal of Plastic Film & Sheeting
The Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting improves communication concerning plastic film and sheeting with major...

Jan 20, 2015
Welcome New Member - Comexi North America, Inc.

Comexi Group is a family run business recognized at the global level as a supplier of quality machinery and services to the flexible...

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Newest Inquiries

Feb 26, 2015
I am looking for a converter to seam rolls of film. the rolls are 3 mil PET based 5ft x 300ft and I would like to make rolls that are 35ft x 400 ft. Ultrasonic bonding is preferred but other...

Feb 26, 2015
Looking for company in the US that can make: 86" rotary knife perforator equipped with slitter...

Feb 25, 2015
I'm looking for companies that can metallize a LDPE/LLDPE film that I can supply or provide the same to me.

Technical Resources

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Recent Posts

May 09, 2014
Re: We are metalizing Zn/AL film (95/5 %) . I know all temperatures, but i am not gettiing how to relate
In a typical roll-to-roll evaporation process, the vast majority of the heat to the substrate is simply the heat of condensation of the arriving...

May 09, 2014
We are metalizing Zn/AL film (95/5 %) . I know all temperatures, but i am not gettiing how to relate
My question is about calucating the heat transfer to BOPP film while metalization. We are metalizing Zn/AL film (95/5 %) . I know all...

Apr 23, 2014
Re: How to measure the flatness variation of BOPP?
I think Dave has given a good summary of the problem.Flatness is sometimes measured by laying the full width of film out on a table and looking at...

View All > The AIMCAL Technical Advisory Panel is a distinguished group of industry consultants selected and approved by the AIMCAL board based on their experience, reputation and contribution to the converting industry. In this resources section you can view their bios and link to their numerous technical resources, some available only to AIMCAL members.
View All > View a list of online technical apps assembled by Professor Steven Abbott. These simple but powerful modeling and calculating tools address needs in a myriad of areas, from adhesion to web handling.

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The Roisum Library is an easily searchable index of over 3,500 articles, books, columns, papers and other written material on web handling and related topics.

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UV Curable Solution Acrylic PSA with Optical Clarity
John Ouyang, Ingrid Brase, Henkel Corporation
From 2009 - Fall Technical Conference

Slot Die Coating Technology - Curtain Coating Method
Mark Miller, EDI
From 2008 - Fall Technical Conference

Development of New Materials Using Vacuum Technology in Alternative Energy Applications
Kent Coulter, Southwest Research Institute
From 2011 - Web Coating Conference

View All > Download or purchase the Metallizing Technical Reference, 5th edition. Published by AIMCAL and edited by Dr. Charles A. Bishop and Dr. Eldridge M. Mount III, this is a must have reference.

View All > View this introductory video to vacuum web coating, by the wizard, Dr. Donald McClure of Acuity Consulting & Training.

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Innovation for Technologists
Gregory Smith, ScienceSmith Consulting, Inc. (SSCI)

Telescoping of Wound Rolls
David Roisum, Ph.D., Finishing Technologies, Inc.

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Mark Spaulding photo
The Converting Curmudgeon
Mark A. Spaulding
Charles A. Bishop photo
Vacuum Web Coating
Dr. Charles A. Bishop
David Roisum photo
Web Handling & Converting
Dr. David Roisum
Eldridge Mount photo
Substrate Secrets
Dr. Eldridge Mount
Clarence Klassen photo
Drives for Web Handling
Clarence Klassen
View All > Written by one of the world's leading web handling expert and experienced machine designer, Dr. David Roisum, along with a team of specialists, this hands-on book offers a step-by-step approach to investing in, acquiring and starting up web machinery. Download or purchase this must have reference.

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Film Properties of Plastics and Elastomers
Film Properties of Plastics and Elastomers – $254.15
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The only data handbook available on the engineering properties of commercial polymeric films, a ready reference for comparing materials in like and different families.

Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning
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This amply illustrated and referenced book addresses the sources, detection, characterization and removal of surface contaminants.

AIMCAL Web Coating & Handling Conference 2013 Proceedings - USA

Association Info

View All > AIMCAL is comprised of more than 250 member companies from the converting industry. View a list of members and open their company profiles in the AIMCAL SourceBook.
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View All > Get involved. Contact AIMCAL Committee members to see how you can participate in improving our association’s activities and our industry.

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