Bridging Technologies - When Film meets winder Panel Discussion

Bridging Technologies - When Film meets winder Panel Discussion

Thomas Bezigian
PLC Technologies Consulting

As a continuous process, film is unwound, coated, treated, laminated, or otherwise converted then wound in any number of industrial processes. These processes include solution coating, adhesive laminating, extrusion coating and laminating, as well as many ancillary sub-processes such as drying, surface treating and more. The full scope of knowledge required to fully understand these processes include mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, and general process experience. These disciplines are rarely, if ever, found within one individual, and thus quite often requires a team of experts to resolve complex issues. The panel will discuss how product design of a specialty film can affect finished quality by affecting the ability of the roll to be wound on a center winder. In particular, how the requirement for high coefficient of friction of the surface layer in a particular product can negatively impact proper winding, and the resolution thereof will be discussed by a panel of experts.