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The 6 C's of Roll-to-Roll Coating Systems  |  Posted: January 18th, 2018
Develop a balanced approach to precision coating by understanding these six areas of concentration. In all roll-to-roll coating systems, there are what I call the six C's. Continuous Compounding Coating Curing Converting Control The six areas… Read more »

Coating Tech Institute Registration Opens for First 2018 Training  |  Posted: December 11th, 2017
Eau Claire, WI-Coating Tech Institute, a three-day intensive slot die training course offered by Coating Tech Slot Dies since 2014, has announced a new date for the course in 2018. Coating Tech Institute will be held March 13-15, 2018 at Chemsultants… Read more »

ROI of Fluid Coating Technology  |  Posted: November 10th, 2017
When companies are going through the process of justifying a capital expenditure, people need to understand the full cost of ownership (COO).  This is fundamentally a return on investment (ROI) question with a life cycle characteristic. … Read more »

Roller Geometry-What is your Roller's True Shape  |  Posted: August 11th, 2017
How does a roller's shape influence a coated product and coating defects? The variation of a roller's geometry can produce many web handling problems. Roller geometry directly affects the way a web is handled through a machine. Common roll tolerances… Read more »

Balancing Slot Die Design  |  Posted: July 18th, 2017
Wouldn't life be great if complex things could be reduced to simple functions? In the world of coating, if you look deep enough, you can find some of these useful nuggets. In self-metered coating, the liquid flow can be studied as a collection of bulk… Read more »

Dispersions in Liquid Coating  |  Posted: June 19th, 2017
Liquids can be described as mayonnaise or beer.  The Newtonian fluids are beer - they are self-leveling and if you turn a glass of beer upside down, the beer spills out.  The non-Newtonian fluids are mayonnaise - without shear they will not… Read more »

The Critical Variable - Slot Die Lip Gap  |  Posted: May 25th, 2017
It's important to pay attention to critical variables in coating. When it comes to slot die setup and operation, the variables can be separated into linear variables and cubic variables. As you can imagine, linear variables affect the coating performance… Read more »

Mark Miller Presents at AWA Global Release Liner Conference  |  Posted: April 28th, 2017
Mark Miller, Co-Founder and Principal at Coating Tech Slot Dies was selected as a technical presenter for the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition March 29-31, 2017 in Chicago, IL. This was the 17th annual event and the only… Read more »

Smart Glass Coating Technology  |  Posted: December 14th, 2016
All modern products and equipment are getting smarter.  There are internal computers tracking automotive mechanics as we drive, there are feedback loops in what we search online and there is the ubiquitous "internet of things."  Construction… Read more »

Computational Methods Beyond Fluid Flow Analysis  |  Posted: November 17th, 2016
Finite Element Analysis is commonly utilized in understanding, designing and manufacturing pre-metered coating equipment.  But the use of FEA is not limited to understanding fluid flow.  It can also be utilized to determine the structural… Read more »

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