Facilities Available for Use - Pilot Laboratory Coater
During the PDC’s recent pilot plant upgrade, an advanced web coater was added to the plant’s already considerable inventory of high-tech equipment. Coating application is one of the most important steps in making paper, foil and other materials, and the PDC is now able to coat commercially made base papers or specialty base papers produced on our pilot paper machine using a variety of methods. The new coater offers a versatile range of coating applications for papers, films, foils, non-wovens and specialized composite materials.
The pilot coater has flexible, three-roll coating configurations for:
- Direct gravure
- Offset gravure
- Smooth roll direct
- Offset smooth roll
- Kiss coating
Some of the pilot coater’s other features include:
- Trailing blade or rod coating
- Web processing at up to 12 inches in width
- Speeds up to 100 fpm
- Non-contact, hot air drying
- Fully equipped laminating station
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