THE BUSINESS OF VISCOSITY BLOG



4 Coating Applications Where Viscometers are Key

Posted by Mike Bonner

Nov 19, 2017 1:05:00 PM

In our last Viscometer Series blog, we reviewed some of the most common printing applications and why viscometers are so important to their success. In this article, we’ll be going over another area of applications where viscosity control is key: coating.

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Topics: Viscosity, coating, viscometers, Viscometer Series, can coating, gelatin capsule coating, wood furniture coating, silicone needle coating

5 Printing Applications Where Viscometers are Critical

Posted by Mike Bonner

Nov 16, 2017 3:01:00 PM

Monitoring viscosity is critical across a range of industries. Any time you have a process that requires a fluid to be used in the finishing of a product, it’s incredibly important to be regularly measuring and taking note of the viscosity of that fluid.

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Topics: Viscosity, Printing, viscometers, Viscometer Series, monitoring viscosity in printing applications, print applications, flexographic printing, gravure printing, offset printing, corrugated printing, pad printing

6 Different Types of Viscometers & How They Work

Posted by Mike Bonner

Nov 12, 2017 1:05:00 PM

In our first Viscometer Series blog, we discussed the “what” and “why” of viscometers — what they are and why they’re useful. In this blog, we’ll be going over the “how” — that is, how six different types of viscometers work. This list is by no means exhaustive; there are other types of viscometers out there, but not all of them are useful for industrial processes.

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Topics: Viscosity, paint and coating, painting, coating, viscometers, Viscometer Series

The Simple Tool Every Coating, Painting, and Printing Manufacturer Needs

Posted by Mike Bonner

Nov 9, 2017 3:01:00 PM

If you’re in the coating, painting, or printing industry, you need to be monitoring viscosity. If you’re not monitoring it, you’ll eventually run into a whole host of otherwise preventable issues — issues that can seriously compromise the quality of your production.

As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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Topics: Viscosity, paint and coating, painting, coating, viscometers, Viscometer Series

5 Benefits of Using Waterborne Paint for Automotive Coating

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 10, 2017 8:16:00 AM

Are you still using solvent-based paint in your automotive paint process? Many coating manufacturers around the globe have already made the switch to waterborne paints. Wonder why?

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Topics: paint and coating

6 Tips to Avoid Failure in Paint Robotic Programming

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 8, 2017 1:38:00 AM

Painting robots can make your processes more efficient, more accurate, and faster, but only if you take steps to avoid common failures that can lower productivity and throughput. There are some common problems that paint people experience with robotic programming, so today we’re going to go over six tips to help you avoid these problems.

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Topics: painting

5 Ways to Improve Your Packaging Recovery Rate

Posted by Rob Gladstone

Aug 3, 2017 8:33:00 AM

As the cost of virgin materials continues to increase, packaging recovery has never been as important as it is today. But recovery is also vital from a sustainability and environmental standpoint as well because more and more end consumers are looking for eco-friendly packaging that’s made from recycled materials, that is itself recyclable. For any packaging company looking to cut costs and improve sustainability practices, here are five ways you can improve packaging recovery rates.

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Topics: sustainability

Why Viscosity Matters in Auto Manufacturing

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 1, 2017 1:03:00 PM

You just hit the open road. You see the sunlight reflecting off the hood of your car. You press the pedal down and as your car accelerates, you think to yourself, “Thank you, viscosity, for making this all possible.”

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Topics: paint and coating

4 Common Automotive Paint Problems and Solutions

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jul 27, 2017 1:59:00 PM

As an auto manufacturer, there are few problems that are more frustrating than stopping the production process due to issues with paint and coating application. Seeing defects pop up in the vehicle’s finish are particularly discouraging because they can be prevented with the right solutions.

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Topics: paint and coating

8 Reasons Sustainable Packaging Will Continue To Grow

Posted by James Dulong

Jul 25, 2017 8:32:00 AM

Over the years, it has become clear that sustainability in packaging is a concern that’s here to stay. In fact, the market for sustainable packaging is expected to be worth $244 billion within the next few years, and some sources estimate that it will supersede costs and other factors to become the number one challenge for companies over the next decade. So with that in mind, here are eight reasons why the sustainable packaging industry is only going to keep growing.

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Topics: sustainability