Not every company can afford to run out and pay top dollar for the latest state of the art coating and converting equipment, so we will look at what other options are available. The advantages, disadvantages and trade-offs of other solutions will be covered. We will look at subject from the perspective of a coater/converter and not as a machinery manufacturer. Some topics addressed will be: New or pre-owned? What performance level do you really need? Should you build your own? Plus, the Chinese temptation. An added bonus will be simple low cost ideas that almost any coater and converter can use.