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Mar 12, 2014
Welcome New Member - Innovative Machine Corporation
http://www.aimcal.org/sourcebook/profile.aspx?ID=26641

Mar 06, 2014
Welcome New Member - EC Designs (USA) Ltd / Elite Cameron

Manufacture the Elite Cameron range of Lathe Slitters, Log winders, Core Cutting, Slitting and Rewinding, Coating and Laminating...

Feb 20, 2014
Welcome New Member - General Formulations, Inc.

General Formulations is a worldwide manufacturer of pressure-sensitive materials for a wide range of applications. Our products are used...

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Newest Inquiries

Apr 10, 2014
Looking for a food grade PSA or A .001" aluminum foil with a food grade PSA and liner. Vol. Needed 500,000MSI

Apr 09, 2014
I have a problem in laminating polycarbonate to copper clad due to CTE mismatch for that I am looking for a pressure senstive adhesive in order to laminate the plastic to copper solid without...

Apr 04, 2014
Looking for a PSA that can withstand 500-600ºC Also looking for a .015" paper that can withstand same 500-600ºC


Technical Resources

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Recent Posts

Feb 10, 2014
Re: Is it normal to have reduction in barrier properties after further processing?
The substrate will be contaminated before the AlOx is deposited and this limits the barrier performance. Once the AlOx has been deposited every...

Feb 10, 2014
Re: Which film provides higher peel strength and is less prone to metal "decaling" issues?
There is no absolute answer to your question as both PET and OPP films can be good or bad in regards to decaling. This depends on the product...

Feb 10, 2014
Which film provides higher peel strength and is less prone to metal "decaling" issues?
Which film provides higher peel strength and is less prone to metal 'decaling' issues?We have a technical challenge concerning metalized films for...

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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Proceedings

Where Do You Find Information On Coating Defects?
Edward D. Cohen, Edward D. Cohen Consulting
From 2013 - Web Coating and Handling Conference USA

Properties of EB Top-Coated Metallized Films Prepared in Vacuum
Dante Ferrari, Celplast Metallized Products
From 2010 - Fall Technical Conference

Coating Process Progress from 1800’s to 2008 and Beyond
Dr. Ed Cohen, Edward D. Cohen Consulting
From 2007 - Fall Technical Conference

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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Most Recent

AbbottApps - Heat Sealing
Professor Steven Abbott, TCNF

AbbottApps - Roller Bending Calculator
Professor Steven Abbott, TCNF

AbbottApps - The Power of Apps
Professor Steven Abbott, TCNF

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Mark Spaulding photo
The Converting Curmudgeon
Mark A. Spaulding
Charles A. Bishop photo
Vacuum Web Coating
Dr. Charles A. Bishop
Edward D. Cohen photo
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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Featured Items

AIMCAL Web Coating Conference & Web Handling Conference 2012 Proceedings - Europe

High Density Plasma Sources
High Density Plasma Sources – $144.50
by Oleg A. Popov
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A description of the design, physics and performance of high density plasma sources used in plasma processing.

The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology
The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology – $45.85
by D. M. Mattox
List price $54, save 15%!
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.


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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