Running cohesive on Flexo and Gravure presses based on natural and synthetic latex

This method of application uses a rubber plate, called a flexo plate, which has the desired pattern raised on its surface. The flexo plate is co only made by curing rubber in a metal mold of appropriate design pattern. A newer method of plate manufacture uses a flexible, photopolymer material in which the desired pattern is achieved by photographic etching.  

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Film Formation of Latex Barrier Coatings

Understanding how a latex binder forms a film is critical to understanding how many modern products are made. That’s because so many products we use every day — coatings, adhesives, and composites — are made when wet latex is transformed into a final film material. Film formation is highly modifiable so that the final product is affected greatly by the process and chemistry you employ. Let’s take a deep dive into film formation of latex cohesive binders to understand the three essential stages.

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