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Few companies can compete with the knowledge and expertise acquired by working on special engineered projects with market-leading companies in the converting industries with the top coating systems. Experience is something gained by working closely with customers on complex projects both big and small. When it comes time to selecting the best coating machinery, you better believe you will be looking for that expert advice. We conducted an interview with one of Valco Melton’s coating experts to determine how to pick the best coating system.
Bob Taylor, Coating & Converting Expert, explains:
“Valco’s sales & engineering groups know the customer’s requirements and can offer specialized guidance on hot melt and cold glue adhesive coating for numerous substrates including paper, foil, film, foam, and release liner to the Label and converting industries. From standard adhesive coating solutions to “turn-key” engineered coating solutions that can integrate into customers’ existing equipment or solve a specific problem, Valco Melton systems are proven to perform to the desired exact specifications. Our Engineered Products Group designs and manufactures high-performing coating stations to be incorporated into both existing production lines including retro-fitting into most label presses or new OEM supplied lines. These coating stations often include web control, tension control devices, nip roll configurations, and integration into existing control systems as required. This knowledge has come from valuable hands-on learning coupled with over 50 years in precision application.”
The ability to customize and design top coating machinery solutions to customer requirements combined with a standard fluid handling system with melt tank options from 10–600kg capacity and new high output drum unloaders and customized control systems provide a solid solution for single sourcing the customer’s complete adhesive coating application requirements.
Slot-die systems can be configured to apply coatings with zero-scrap caused by unglued web following reel changeover or production stops. Their unique re-circulating systems can be presented as an option to improve temperature stability for accuracy to existing Gravure coating systems. Valco’s systems coat at the highest precision with a wide range of adhesives such as PSA, UV hot melt, heat-seal adhesives, barrier adhesives or water-based acrylic emulsions.
Adhesive applicators that feature diverse configuration options to meet and exceed each user’s specific needs with customized coating widths, removable blade-sets for bi-directional coating and fast width/pattern changes along with manual or motorized width regulation and options for an integrated motorized bar for ultra-thin, streak-free adhesive coatings are often an important requirement, so make sure you test the equipment using the materials you know you will be running.
With a direct service and support to over 96 countries worldwide, Valco Melton has found great success in innovating leading coating equipment by working one on one with customers to find the right solution. If you have questions about a new or existing coating machinery project, let us know.
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This article was edited from the original post made on September 1, 2011.
If you’re in the market of using pressure sensitive adhesive with a deferred use seal machine for corrugated box products, folding cartons or envelopes with conventional paper converting machinery, it’s important to consider production speeds and volume when making the decision between a double-sided transfer tape applicator system or a system that applies pressure sensitive adhesive followed by a covering release liner. Both double-sided transfer tape and pressure sensitive adhesive sealing systems with release liner get the job done, but which method completes the task most efficiently, while giving the highest quality product and the most cost-effective solution? I’d say it depends largely on a few things.
The pressure sensitive adhesive applied in ribbon, bead, or spray form during the converting process on the converting machine is deposited evenly onto the substrate surface. This process produces a much stronger bond than adhesive transfer tape systems. The release liner overlay can be customized for length and width coverage to offset the adhesive pattern thus providing the easy peel and seal feature that is not possible with transfer tape.
By eliminating the need for excessive transfer tape roll changes, production significantly increases, while simultaneously decreasing downtime and reducing material costs by 40% or more. The cost of buying bulk adhesive and bulk silicone paper is far less than the cost of transfer tape and is easier to inventory and store.
If you are looking for a more efficient process, a stronger bond, to reduce material cost, increase production, and decrease downtime, I’d suggest using the Valco Melton SealTak® deferred-use sealing equipment method. Just do the math and decide what makes the most sense for your company.
This just in! Another exciting happening has just recently been released to the public by Valco Melton. You are hearing it here first!
I am excited to officially announce that Valco Melton, a world leading designer and international marketer of adhesive application equipment and quality assurance (QA) systems is pleased to announce the acquisition of ClearVision Technologies, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada.
ClearVision Technologies, Inc. has become the market leader in the development and engineering of vision-based inspection products for corrugated box manufacturing. Since 2004, ClearVision Technologies has extensively pioneered intelligent camera technologies for packaging markets and has developed a top-tier suite of solutions that have been leading the industry in bringing QA capabilities to new heights. ClearVision™ will now become a brand name of quality assurance (QA) solutions by Valco Melton.
The acquisition will complement the Valco Melton family of products, combining ClearVision Technologies’ expertise in vision systems with Valco Melton’s world-wide coverage for service and support. This acquisition is another example of Valco Melton’s continued commitment towards being the world leader in adhesive dispensing and QA systems. To learn more about our organization and vision for the future, we invite you to please contact us by visiting here.
Valco Melton will display an impressive line of coating and converting technologies at the upcoming ICE Europe show in Munich, Germany, November 8-10. As the world’s leading event in conversion industries such as paper, film, foil, and nonwovens, ICE Europe is the ideal place to come and see leading companies like Valco Melton, display their latest, top-notch coating and converting equipment.
At this show, several notable products will be featured, including Valco Melton’s FlexCoat™ Head with standard slot and FlexCoat™ head with rotating bar technology. These two applicators offer extreme flexibility by supporting multiple adhesive application needs while reducing spare parts inventory and improving production efficiency.
Also on display will be one of Valco Melton’s latest Coating Cassettes. Designed to provide high precision adhesive application, these cassettes can process a great range of materials including textiles, papers, foams, and foil. Finally, Valco Melton will feature one of their state of the art drum melters. These easy to install melters are user friendly and offer maximum reliability with minimal downtime.
Discover more by visiting Valco Melton at Hall B5, Stand 1016. We look forward to seeing you there! If you’d like to make an appointment now to visit with one of our expert sales engineers while at the show, you can easily do that today:
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