Contract Coating Equipment

Our facility is equipped with eight coating machines: seven roll-to-roll coaters and one sheet coater. The roll-to-roll coating machines offer MICROGRAVURE™, slot die, and/or knife coating. All of our large scale coaters have a zone of counterflow dryer followed by air impingement dryer with parallel air flow to protect the most delicate coating surface. Our contract coating machines are meticulously maintained by a team of experienced Japanese engineers.

IS-700

IS-700 is our newest coating machine installed in October 2016. It is equipped with the latest generation of MICROGRAVURE™ coating head as well slot die coating head encased in a strictly Class 1000 cleanroom. The 12 meter long, driven roll-supported hot air dryer comes with a new clamshell feature, which allows easier access for thorough cleaning to eliminate the cross contamination.

IS-700 drawing
Coating Methods MICROGRAVURE™, slot die
Max. Coating Width 700 mm (27.5")
Max. Web Width 740 mm (29")
Dryer 150°C (302°F), 12 m (39') dryer (3 zones of driven roll-supported hot air dryer and 1 zone of counterflow dryer)
Line Speed Up to 25 mpm (82 fpm)
Corona Treater Yes
Dry Laminator Yes
Clean Room Class 1000

IS-1600

IS-1600 is our largest and longest coater. It is equipped with corona treater, UV cure, dry laminator and interleaf peeler. IS-1600 is capable of coating up to 1600 mm (63") wide with MICROGRAVURE™ and up to 1200 mm (47") wide with slot die coating. IS-1600 is suitable for making small- to large-scale market samples or for production.

IS-1600
IS-1600
IS-1600 drawing
Coating Methods MICROGRAVURE™, slot die
Max. Coating Width 1600 mm (63") (1200 mm (47") with slot die)
Max. Web Width 1600 mm (63") (1200 mm (47") with slot die)
Dryer 160°C (320°F), 15 m (49') dryer (5 zones of floating dryer and 1 zone of counterflow dryer)
Line Speed Up to 50 mpm (164 fpm)
UV cure 200 or 300 WPI Mercury Lamp
Corona Treater Yes
Interleaf Peeler Yes
Dry Laminator Yes
Clean Room Class 3000

SG-700

SG-700 is capable of coating up to 740 mm (29") with both MICROGRAVURE™ and slot die. It is also equipped with corona, UV, dry laminator, and interleaf peeler. SG-700 is the most useful machine to make marketing samples with a smaller quantity coating solution or to study scale-up possibility based on new products developed on pilot scale test coaters.

SG-700
SG-700
SG-700 drawing
Coating Methods MICROGRAVURE™, slot die
Max. Coating Width 740 mm (29")
Max. Web Width 740 mm (29")
Dryer 150°C (302°F), 10 m (33') dryer (4 zones of floating dryer with 1 zone of counterflow dryer)
Line Speed Up to 25 mpm (82 fpm)
UV cure 400-600 WPI Mercury Lamp
Corona Treater Yes
Dry Laminator Yes
Clean Room Class 3000

μCoater™ 650

μCoater™ 650 is our newest coating machine installed in November 2017. It is a compact smart pilot coater with PLC, and has MICROGRAVURE™ and slot die coating heads. It is quick to set up and easy to clean up. Perfect for making thin, but wide web market samples and low volume production.

mu coater 650 drawing
Coating Methods MICROGRAVURE™, slot die
Max. Coating Width 600 mm (24")
Max. Web Width 640 mm (25.2")
Dryer 130°C (266°F), 1.5 m (5') long counterflow dryer
Line Speed 0.5 to 5 mpm (1.6 to 16.5 fpm)
UV cure 300 WPI mercury & metal halide lamps

μCoater™ 350

μCoater™ 350 is a small and compact smart pilot coater with PLC. It is quick to set up and easy to clean up. Perfect for making narrow web market samples and low volume production.

mu coater 350 drawing
Coating Methods MICROGRAVURE™
Max. Coating Width 300 mm (12")
Max. Web Width 340 mm (13.4")
Dryer 130°C (266°F), 1 m (3.3') long counterflow dryer
Line Speed 0.5 to 5 mpm (1.6 to 16.5 fpm)
UV cure 300 WPI mercury & metal halide lamps

Mini-Labo™ Deluxe

This is the pilot coater widely used by many leading research centers and universities such as NREL, Purdue University and University of British Columbia. It has 120 mm (4.7") wide MICROGRAVURE™ and slot die coating heads and 1-meter dryer. Perfect for low volume, roll-to-roll feasibility tests.

Mini-Labo Deluxe drawing
Coating Methods MICROGRAVURE™, slot die
Max. Coating Width 120 mm (4.7")
Max. Web Width 140 mm (5.5")
Dryer 160°C (320°F), 1 m (3.3') long hot air dryer
Line Speed 0.2 to 2 mpm (0.65 to 6.5 fpm)

Mini-Labo™

Our smallest MICROGRAVURE™ and slot die R2R coater. This convenient tabletop model is perfect for extremely low volume (as little as 50 mL) feasibility testing.

Mini-Labo drawing
Coating Methods MICROGRAVURE™, slot die
Max. Coating Width 120 mm (4.7")
Max. Web Width 140 mm (5.5")
Dryer 160°C (320°F), 0.2 m (8") hot air dryer
Line Speed 0.2 to 2 mpm (0.65 to 6.5 fpm)

βCoater™

βCoater™ is a variable gap knife coater for both flexible and rigid substrates. It is easy to set up and coats quickly. The precision linear servomotors move the blade extremely smoothly, and the 4.5" thick granite plate uses a suction method to hold the substrate perfectly in place and level.

Beta Coater Drawing
Coating Method Knife-over-plate
Max. Coating Dim. 315 mm (12.4") x 400 mm (15.7")
Max. Substrate Dim. 315 mm (12.4") x 400 mm (15.7")
Dryer N/A
Line Speed 0.3 to 3 mpm (0.98 to 9.8 fpm)