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Nov 19, 2014
Welcome New Member - Northeastern University

The NSF NSEC - Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University in Boston is developing tools and processes to manufacture...

Nov 19, 2014
Welcome New Member - Norcross Viscosity Controls/ Saint Clair Systems

Manufacturer of Viscosity, Temperature & pH measuring and control equipment.

Oct 08, 2014
Welcome New Member - Morchem
Manufacturer of polyurethane adhesives for flexible packaging, textile and industrial laminations.  TPUs for ink film-formers and...

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Oct 16, 2014
Hello everyone. We are looking for a laminated product with these approximate specs. I say approximate because we do our own printing and we will be using this to build our packets, with our...

Oct 13, 2014
You sent me names of Coaters about 8 months ago. I contacted a few and they could not do what I need and then I found a coater who said they could do my project. Turns out they cannot handle the...

Sep 23, 2014
Looking for very large volumes of .006" white APET.

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.

Searchable Index

Downloadable Excel File

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Inline Vacuum Deposition of Organic Compounds on top of Aluminum Oxide
Dr. S. Jahromi, Knowfort Tehnologies
From 2014 - Web Coating and Handling Conference Europe

Pattern Metallization for New Applications
Fabiano Rimediotti, Nordmeccanica Vacuum
From 2014 - Web Coating and Handling Conference Europe

Nanoparticles/Nanopharmaceuticals and Roll to Roll Substrates
Charlie Bishop, C.A. Bishop Consulting Ltd.
From 2014 - Web Coating and Handling Conference Europe

View All > The AIMCAL Defects Library is a downloadable Windows application that assists you in identifying and troubleshooting web coating defects. It comes preloaded with numerous standard defect names, photos, causes and cures, and it also allows you to add your own to build a custom lexicon of defects. This tool is available free to active AIMCAL members only.

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

AbbottApps - TSpan and TTS Webinar
Clarence Klassen, P.Eng., KlassENgineering 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
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Web Coating
Dr. Edward D. Cohen
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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Handbook of Sputter Deposition Technology
Handbook of Sputter Deposition Technology – $119.00
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A concise, comprehensive overview of sputter deposition technology, a key technology for materials research in the next decade.

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With its many references, this book provides a starting point for more in-depth surveys on what has been done as well as more recent work.

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New chapter on environmentally-sensitive packaging, enhanced machinery section, expanded material on innovations in plastics.

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.
View All > Contact your AIMCAL board members.

View All > Read the formal articles of the association.

View All > Download the AIMCAL logo for use on the web or in print.

View All > Get involved. Contact AIMCAL Committee members to see how you can participate in improving our association’s activities and our industry.

View All >View AIMCAL's Strategic Plan