VCML Pilot Coater – Installations & News
Tokyo Cellolabel Ltd are RK’s most recent customer to order the reel to reel VCML Pilot Coater, in conjunction with their Japanese distributor, Matsuo Sangyo. Cellolabel will utilise the unit for R&D for optical film coating, pressure sensitive adhesive coating among other applications.
Having seen an increase in interest for RK’s Reel to reel pilot line in Asia, RK identified the benefit of installing a unit locally to offer potential customers easy accessibility to trial the machine for their application. Working with their distributor, Matsuo Sangyo, RK are currently manufacturing a VCML pilot line to install in the demonstration lab based at their site in Japan.
This reel to reel unit will be on display at Neo Functional Material show in Japan, 30th January – 1st February 2019, and will be available for trials in the fields of gravure, flexo, reverse gravure, meter bar coating, knife over roll, comma bar, micro gravure, and slot die.
“Installing a demonstration unit in Japan gives RK a fantastic opportunity to showcase the capabilities of our pilot line to new customers within Asia”, says Darren Ellis, RK’s Project Manager. It is expected that the unit will be available for trials from Spring of 2019.
RK PrintCoat Instruments, based in the UK, design and manufacture pilot printing/coating technology and colour communication devices. These systems can be used for quality control purposes; for determining process/product feasibility as well as commercial viability and for the small-scale production of complex materials and products.
View press release here.