Frontier’s Coating Lab

Your Partner in Coating Expertise.

Lab Services

Bring your materials and we’ll work out the problem areas, develop ways to improve the manufacturing of your products and reduce your risk.

Applications Research

Let us help you test different substrates and chemistries for your coating.

Process Development

Our engineers can help determine the best methods for manufacturing your product.

Product Improvement

Looking to optimize your parts? Our engineers will help evaluate your chemistries and substrates.

Problem Solving for:

  • Clean-Up Time Reduction
  • Solution Rheology
  • Yield Improvements
  • Coating Weight Variables
  • Short Runs
  • Time Dependent Coatings
  • Change-Over Time Reduction

 

Over 30 years of experience in the development and optimization of coating and drying applications.

In-house Pilot Coating Systems

Coating Laboratory Capabilities

Coating Station


Single, dual and triple layer coating


Stripe and patch coating


Coating thickness:  50 micron to less than 1 micron


Coating width: up to 13.5 inches (343 mm)


Servo controlled line speed


Corona Treating


Inter-leaf / cover-sheet laminating

Lab Equipment


Viscometer


Analytical balance


Thickness gauge measurement less than 1 micron


High power stereo microscope


Fluid % solids and density measurement

 

Flotation Oven System

Hot Air Impingement

Aqueous and VOC Solvent Compatible


Temperature Range: 100° F to < 400° F (37.3° C to > 204° C)


Oven length: 24 foot (7.3 M)

Infrared

Two 12” x 18” (0.3 m x 0.46 m) 6.8 KW heaters

UV Curing

Fusion F300-6 UV lamp system


UV chill drum

Solution Delivery Systems


Aqueous and solvent compatible


Gear pump delivery


Progressive cavity pump delivery


Pressure pot delivery


Heating, Cooling and mixing capabilities

Contact us to learn more about scheduling a lab trial or for a list of qualified contract coaters.