Surface applications are a critical operation in many packaging mills. From simple starch to high solids coatings; this is an area of expertise where BTG is second to none! Whether the equipment is a metered size press, a rod coater or a blade coater, BTG has experts that can help optimize current applications or even guide the mill in developing new strategies.
Recently, BTG was instrumental in transitioning six, older direct rod coating applications to bent blade coating to significantly improve Parker Print Surf (PPS) values on coated board.
In another innovative approach, the surface topography of the coated sheet was evaluated and coupled with a specially modified, high-performance duroblade®, which improved the coating coverage and resulted in a smoother product. Other benefits include fewer coating defects and reduced cost per ton of paper.
Specialist BTG experts transform results of process, application and plant