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Sep 03, 2015
Welcome New Member - Roll-2-Roll Technologies LLC

Roll-2-Roll Technologies designs and manufactures lateral guides and web detection sensor systems that require no calibration or manual...

Aug 26, 2015
Welcome New Member - Singular Metallizing Paper Corporation
Singular Metallizing Paper Corp. supplies unique vacuum metallized films, papers, and paperboards for the Labeling and Packaging industry. With the...

Aug 26, 2015
Welcome New Member - Appvion, Inc.

Appvion was founded with the simple belief that we could make paper more valuable by applying coatings to it.. Today, more than a century...

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Sep 03, 2015
We are looking for a toll vendor or commercial manufacturer who can make carbon sheets for us based on our carbon recipe. These carbon based sheets are ~2" X ~2" and ~1/4" thick. Volumes >100,000...

Aug 27, 2015
We are looking for paper between a caliper thickness of .0020"-.0035" to be converting onto 3" cores x 4" width x 10" max O.D., we would also need to get converter roll sizes at a max width of 31" x...

Aug 14, 2015
Need a supplier of lidding film for dipping sauces, to be heat sealed to Polypropylene cups. Structure is 4.5 to 5 mil overall, and should have semi-gloss paper / foil/ sealant layer. 100k $...

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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.

Searchable Index

Downloadable Excel File

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Game-Changing Surface Pretreatment Technology
Tom Gilbertson, Enercon Industries Corporation
From 2011 - Web Coating Conference

Innovative Inspection and Measurement Solutions
Jochen Koenig, Schenk Vision
From 2011 - Web Coating Conference

Sage On Stage: Defect Discussion Panel - Perspectives from an Inspection System Supplier
Peter Burggren, Wintriss Engineering
From 2013 - Web Coating and Handling Conference USA

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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Release Liner Industrial Applications/Composites
Corey M. Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates and Jackie Marolda, VP & Senior Consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

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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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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