Faustel Adds Pressurized Gravure Coating System to Its Process and Technology Center

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Faustel has added a pilot scale model of its Vari-Coat Gravure pressurized gravure coating system to its Process and Technology Center. The new technology allows precise coatweight over a range of coating thicknesses without the need to change the gravure cylinder. The Vari-Coat gravure eliminates air from entering the applicator chamber and thus allows a more consistent coating film at higher speeds. It has proven to be an alternative to slot-die coating in certain applications.

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Faustel, the low-risk provider of high tech converting solutions,has added a pilot scale model of its Vari-Coat Gravure pressurized gravure coating system to its Process and Technology Center. The new technology allows precise coatweight over a range o fcoating thicknesses without the need to change the gravure cylinder. The Vari-Coat gravure eliminates air from entering the applicator chamber and thus allows a more consistent coating film at higher speeds. It has proven to be an alternative to slot-die coating in certain applications.

Faustel's Process and Technology Center is located at World Headquarters in Germantown, Wisconsin. The Center allows customers to experiment with different coating, drying, curing or winding methods in the development of new processes or in the alteration of an existing one as they seek to bring new products to market or make manufacturing improvements to existing ones.

The Process and Technology Center incorporates all well-known drying and curing technologies currently used in the converting industry as well as a wide variety of coating, laminating and winding methods. The line is geared for speeds of 10 - 2000 fpm. Web width ranges from 6" - 24" and tensions from 0.18 to 6 PLI.

Faustel Inc., headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin has been designing and building custom converting equipment for over 50 years. Faustel's offering includes complete coating and laminating lines for paper, foil and film, control systems, in-register coaters and printers, web drying equipment, unwinders and winders. Faustel's newest innovations include the Vari-Coat Gravure Coater, the PerfectStart Rewind System and, most recently, the LabMaster Plug & Play Pilot Coater.

For more information about Faustel, visit http://www.faustel.com/prptc.cfm.

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