- Reviews and explains material properties, roller mechanics, drives, tension control, nip control, guides, spreaders, winders, and more as used in calendaring, coating, laminating, printing and other web processes
- Addresses each topic from fundamentals through advanced concepts, including recent research findings and their practical application
- Explains how web handling systems work and why webs behave the way they do with detailed illustrations and easy-to-understand calculations (in both SI and American units)
- Provides the tools needed to troubleshoot and correct most web handling problems, including proven real-world best practices
- Emphasizes more profitable web processing through reducing waste from defects, downtime, and customer complaint
The Web Handling Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all technical aspects of handling or processing thin flexible materials written for anyone working with webs and web processes.
This engineering handbook is the first of its kind to comprehensively describe and discuss the wide range of technical aspects related to handling webs, which include paper, plastic films, foils, nonwovens, rubber, tissue, textiles and more. The book illustrates applied engineering principles and provides easy-to-understand calculations that inform how web systems are designed, maintained and operated. The handbook is meant to help readers to troubleshoot and correct defects such as wrinkles, bagginess, curl, and misshapen wound rolls. Written by foremost experts in web handling, this volume explains how to achieve the goal of moving the web optimally through web-to-roll manufacturing, as well as roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet converting operations.
From the Foreword
…For anyone who has to make tough decisions at 03:00, or has to implement a new process, or is charged with improving throughput and reducing waste, this is now the go-to resource. It manages to bring clarity for those who want a “just give me the answer” book, yet provides the depth for those who want to build their own understanding
–Steven Abbott, FRSC, Director, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd, Visiting Professor, Univ. of Leeds