- Metering size press (MSP/film press), simultaneous two-sided
- Pond size press, inclined
- C1S — Roll applicator (flooded-nip), LDTA
- C1S — Short dwell applicator, SDTA
Western Michigan University is a leader in the field of paper coating research and applications as well as a leading provider of undergraduate and graduate engineers and scientists.
1 meter wide (40 in)
Western Michigan University can take your project from coating through production printing and/or converting in one location.
The Western pilot plant staff excels not only in running novel base-stocks and new chemistries; they also are exceptionally good in adapting or retrofitting the coater to apply new surface treatment applications and metering technologies.
Looking from the coater end toward the dry end.
Converting and printing
Rewinding and slitting rolls is available on site. Rolls are rewound to make composite rolls of the various trial points or slit down to narrower rolls to fit a variety of converting operations. The 1-meter width of the coater produces rolls that will fit many commercial presses. Rotogravure and flexographic printing presses are available on site. WMU can also arrange local resources for sheeting or corrugating. The corrugator can take the surface-treated liner and/or medium off the WMU coater and produce a box. A finished corrugated box is ideal for further testing or providing sample products for your customers.
A concise multipage report is provided for each trial. The report contains trends of real-time process data recorded off the machine automatically, coating formulations, machine setpoints, base-stock rolls used, all test results, and operational notes for each trial point.