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

Oct 08, 2014
Welcome New Member - The ADVANCED Team

Oct 08, 2014
Welcome New Member - University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Plastics Engineering Department at UMASS-Lowell is an ABET accredited engineering program offering undergraduate and graduate level...

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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.

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Downloadable Excel File

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Supertough UV-Durable Silane/Silica Gas Barrier Coatings on Polymers
Pierre Fayet, Tetra Pak (Suisse) SA, Development & Engineering Romont
From 2009 - Fall Technical Conference

Advantages of a Multilayer Slide Coating Application - A Retrospective on a Successful Transfer
Ken McCarthy, Clean Room Coating Solutions
From 2009 - Fall Technical Conference

What Have Your Machine Controls Done for You Lately?
Jim Miceli, Rockwell Automation
From 2010 - 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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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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Coatings Technology Handbook, Third Edition
Coatings Technology Handbook, Third Edition – $203.96
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This book is a systematic and comprehensive presentation of the structure and barrier properties of polymer films.

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