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Recent Questions

Jun 11, 2015
Pattern-Bar Coating

What is "pattern bar coating"? Supposedly it is a form of modified reverse-roll coating, and somehow using a...

May 22, 2015
Defect Library


Is the Defect Library availability online still envisaged to proceed...

May 01, 2015
Welcome New Member - Precision Die Systems Corporation

Precision Die Systems Corp. supplies and manufactures slot coating dies and equipment to industrial processors of web-based...

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Jun 25, 2015
We are searching a converter who is able to treat our PET film (125 micron or 175 micron). The PET film would be delivered on rolls. Then a TCA treatment is necessary to increase the surface...

Jun 23, 2015
Require unwind/slit/rewind of 24" wide material. Do not require wider widths for boutique application where quality is more important than speed/throughput. Please recommend top manufacturing...

Jun 16, 2015
Looking for Pilot rod coater for trial or purchase.

Technical Resources

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Recent Posts

Mar 25, 2015
Re: Metallized / Vacuum Coated Films, Papers, etc.
It will be a journey to eliminate.For me the best approach is to start with formulation of the film. In particular you have to formulate for the...

Mar 25, 2015
We generally find hazy film layers near the core while slitting the metallized film rolls of outer d
We generally find hazy film layers near the core while slitting the metallized film rolls of outer diameter more than 1000 mm. This defect appears...

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...

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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High Barrier PLA Films for Flexible Packaging
Dante Ferrari, Celplast Metallized Products Ltd.
From 2007 - Fall Technical Conference

Roll Variability Analysis - Six Sigma for Roll Goods Processing
William M Stratton, Adhesives Research Inc.
Paul Frost, PJ Associates
From 2009 - Fall Technical Conference

Determination of Metal Adhesion Strength of Metallised Films by Peel Tests
Dr. Esra Kucukpinar-Niarchos, Fraunhofer IVV
From 2014 - Web Coating and Handling Conference Europe

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

Handbook of Chemical Vapor Deposition
Handbook of Chemical Vapor Deposition – $153.00
by Hugh O. Pierson
List price $180, save 15%!
A clear, objective and systematic assessment of CVD. Includes an examination of the theory of the process and description of the major CVD chemicals and reactions.

Plastics Technology Handbook, Fourth Edition (Scratch and Dent Sale-slight damage from shipping)
Plastics Technology Handbook, Fourth Edition (Scratch and Dent Sale-slight damage from shipping) – $99.00
by Manas Chanda, Salil K. Roy
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An established source of information on modern plastics, the Plastics Technology Handbook continues to provide up-to-date coverage on the properties, processing methods, and applications of polymers.

The Mechanics of Rollers
The Mechanics of Rollers – $75.00
by David R. Roisum
List price $112, save 33%!
This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs.

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 > 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.

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