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Jan 20, 2015
Welcome New Member - RYECO, Inc.


Jan 20, 2015
Welcome New Member - Journal of Plastic Film & Sheeting
The Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting improves communication concerning plastic film and sheeting with major...

Jan 20, 2015
Welcome New Member - Comexi North America, Inc.

Comexi Group is a family run business recognized at the global level as a supplier of quality machinery and services to the flexible...

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Newest Inquiries

Jan 27, 2015
Looking for a Flexo or Screen ink that once frozen will remain one color however, if brought back to a temperature above freezing will change color again and remain this color forever. Ink needs to...

Jan 26, 2015
Am looking for "Non Conductive Vacuum Metallizing" onto rolls of film for packaging. Do any metallizers do this and if yes could they connect to me please?

Jan 20, 2015
Good day: I am looking for US and International suppliers of acrylic base films. 1mil-10 mil and slit to supply widths. Also if there is a PMMA film that meets 10 year outdor weather...

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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The Discharge Voltage Behaviour During Reactive Sputtering of Oxides
Roger de Gryse, University Gent
From 2007 - Fall Technical Conference

To Buy or Not to Buy? New, Used or Refurbished?
Dr. Charles Bishop, C.A. Bishop Consulting Ltd.
From 2013 - Web Coating and Handling Conference USA

Bioplastics Versus Conventional Plastics: Can They Really Make A Sustainable Case From Cradle To Grave?
Lucy Cowton, Innovia Films
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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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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Adhesives Technology Handbook, 2nd Edition
Adhesives Technology Handbook, 2nd Edition – $165.75
by Arthur Landrock, Edited by Sina Ebnesajjad
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The second edition of Adhesives Technology Handbook is a complete and practical guidebook for selecting adhesives, joining various materials and testing bonds.

Technology of Plastics Packaging for the Consumer Market
Technology of Plastics Packaging for the Consumer Market – $158.06
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Provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of plastics packaging for the food, beverages, household and personal care products markets worldwide.

WEB 101: Web Handling and Converting (Individual Subscription)
WEB 101: Web Handling and Converting (Individual Subscription) – $350.00
by Dr. David Roisum
Annual Subscription - Individual
Now you can hear Dr. David Roisum without ever leaving your office! Dr Roisum has provided his full Web 101 program with audio for subscription access through AIMCAL.

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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