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Facilities Available for Use - Pilot Laboratory Coater

During the PDC’s 2012 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:

Some of the pilot coater’s other features include:


Image Description: Pilot Coater in the PDC Lab

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The Process Development Center
5737 Jenness Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.2281 | Fax: 207.581.4174
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System