Custom Coating

custom coatingD&K Coating Technologies, Inc. is a sister company of D&K Group. D&K Coating Technologies specializes in custom coating of high-tech pressure sensitive applications utilizing state-of-the-art slot die and gravure coating technology. Custom products developed by D&K Coating Technologies can be found in a number of diverse industries including automotive, aerospace, display graphics, electronics, medical devices, solar power, and more. The production facility is maintained at a level of cleanliness that conforms to “Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)” suitable for many medical applications.

Capabilities:
D&K Coating Technologies offers slot die, direct gravure, and microgravure coating capabilities up to 61” wide (finished width). A white room environment provides custom coating solutions including:

  • Printable products
  • Top coats
  • Optically clear coatings
  • Scuff resistant finishes
  • Pattern adhesives
  • Transfer adhesives
  • Solvent, water-based, and silicone pressure sensitive adhesives
  • Thermal adhesive extrusion
Custom Products Examples:

  • Anti-reflection and anti-static films
  • Conductive films and papers
  • CRT display films
  • Decals
  • Decorative films and foils
  • Flexible circuit laminates
  • Heat transfer films
  • Label stock
  • Medical products
  • Packaging products
  • Solar components
  • Tapes
  • Window films
  • Much more
Custom Coating Process:
D&K Coating Technologies works with clients to offer a variety of coating options. Customers can provide raw materials or allow D&K to source these through an extensive supplier network. A 3 – 4 week lead time is typically required for custom coating projects.
State-of-the-art process controls regulate all coating operations including tension, speed, temperature, air flow, oven pressure, evaporation rate, and roll size. Integrated beta scanners also continuously measure coat weight application and allow for precision adjustment to coating dies.

Quality Assurance and Reporting:
Quality assurance testing is performed on every master roll until process capability has been confirmed, typically after 30 master rolls. After that time, Q.A. testing is performed on every third master roll. Rolls are tested for adhesive and physical properties including peel, shear, thickness, gloss, and more. A certificate of analysis along with yield/material inventory report will be available within seven days after a run.

Three cross web samples from the end of each roll are retained and stored for two years. Each roll includes a roll report and defect map in the packing list.

Partnership:
Regardless of the final application, D&K is committed to providing the best possible coating solutions at an affordable price. D&K respects customer privacy and maintains utmost confidentiality with all custom coating projects.

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