Rotary Screen Functional Coating & Lamination Technology

Rotary Screen Functional Coating & Lamination Technology

Alan Fenno
Rubberlite, Inc.

Reviews the coating and hot melt laminating application techniques possible using rotary screen technology.  This well-known process originating from the textile printing industry allows for a virtually endless combination of design flexibility, product differentiation by the various fluid delivery systems compatible with these specialized processing methods.  Focus of paper includes broad overview of traditional coating methods, the unique features and benefits of rotary technology, the role of chemistry, functional coating and what the future of the technology may be.  Intention is not to prove that rotary technology is the best application method – only that it may be a suitable alternative for enhancing substrate performance or constructing technical composite solutions that may otherwise be limited with other methods.