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Jul 14, 2014
Welcome New Member - Phifer, Inc.

Manufacture Aluminum Insect Screen and Drawn...

Jul 11, 2014
Welcome New Member - KristaFilms, S.A. de C.V.

BOPP Extrusion And Metallization.

Jul 11, 2014
Welcome New Member - XALT Energy, LLC

Producer of Ion Batteries.

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Newest Inquiries

Aug 28, 2014
We want very high clarity and bright metallised polyester film. Thcikness : 12 micron Width : 1000 mm The PET film should be very low haze.

Aug 22, 2014
Looking for a custom Flexographic plate mounting tape. Have sample that was found and no one knows where it came from, works very well in our process. Overall thickness is .020", product has raised...

Jul 15, 2014
Looking for a .005" PET with .004" VHB adhesive on one side and .0022" on the other of the same adhesive, self wound on a .005" Kraft liner. The .004" adhesive must have a permanent bond to...

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

Barrier Coatings for Flexible Substrates
Robert O'Boyle, Sun Chemical
From 2013 - Web Coating and Handling Conference USA

Conductive Inks and Coatings Using Nano-Flake Pigments
Dr. Angelo Yializis and Dr. Gordon Goodyear, Sigma Technologies International
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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The Converting Curmudgeon
Mark A. Spaulding
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Vacuum Web Coating
Dr. Charles A. Bishop
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Web Coating
Dr. Edward D. Cohen
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Web Handling & Converting
Dr. David Roisum
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Substrate Secrets
Dr. Eldridge Mount
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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

Precision Spindle Metrology
Precision Spindle Metrology – $135.60
by Eric Marsh
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This new book, in the tradition of Schlesinger, Tlusty, Moore and Slocum, introduces and explains the fundamental concepts, as well as the technology, of measuring spindle motion.

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

Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition of Barrier Coatings
Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition of Barrier Coatings – $126.65
by Charles Bishop
List price $149, save 15%!
A practical guide that explains what is necessary in order to produce a good barrier coated web or to improve the quality of any existing barrier product.

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.

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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