For professionals in the coating and drying industry, the worldis a demanding place. New, technically complex products such asfuel cell membranes, thin film batteries, solar cells, and RFIDchips require coatings of extreme precision. With the bar raised sohigh, understanding how to troubleshoot and eliminate defects on acoating line is an essential skill for all personnel.
Coating and Drying Defects, Second Edition providesmanufacturing and quality control personnel, equipment operatorsand supervisors, and plant engineers and scientists with the fullcomplement of proven tools and techniques for detecting, defining,and eliminating coating defects and operating problems, and forensuring that they do not recur.
Updating the valuable contents of the first edition, thispractical Second Edition:Describes all major processes for coating and drying ofcontinuous film on sheets or websCovers technologies that have been recently developed toprevent defect formation and improve operating proceduresProvides a rational framework within which to assess andanalyze virtually any defect that may ariseOffers step-by-step guidelines for conducting every phase ofthe troubleshooting process, including defect preventionGoing beyond simply describing a disparate set of troubleshootingtechniques, this unique guide arms readers with a systematic,nonmathematical methodology encompassing the entire coatingoperation, becoming an indispensable resource for manufacturing andquality-control personnel as well as plant engineers, polymerscientists, surface scientists, organic chemists, and coatingscientists.