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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

Sep 17, 2014
I need a source for Tin wire on spools. I want to evaporate tin wire in a thermal evaporative metallizer

Sep 12, 2014
BoatKoat Laminates seeks a coating company that can perform multi-layer applications of a solvent based material in a very competitive marine market. A general print is available. The product...

Sep 09, 2014
Who can supply spray coating equipment?

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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Freshure Coatings: Environmentally Friendly Transparent High Barrier Coating
S. Jahromi, Knowfort Technologies BV
From 2011 - Web Coating Conference

Carbon Footprinting in the Web Converting Industry
Bernard T. Delaney & Dean DeGhetto, First Environment
From 2009 - Fall Technical Conference

New PV Technologies Require Exploration of Safety Risks
Crystal Vanderpan, Underwriters Labs
Thomas Heike, Underwriters Labs
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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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.
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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