Carestream Contract Manufacturing continually works to stay ahead of trends. Whether you are seeking tips for choosing a contract coating partner or information on the latest multi-layer coating techniques, Carestream has you covered. We take great pride in sharing our expertise in precision contract coating with our customers.
Read our article in Converting Quarterly Magazine – Sheet Resistance Anisotropy in Transparent Conductive Films Containing Silver Nanowires
February 10, 2017 | by William D. Devine, Aaron R. Clapp and Jason A. Payne, Carestream Contract Manufacturing
Transparent conductive films for touch screen applications using silver nanowire electrodes have been widely researched over the past few years. Silver nanowires are considered especially promising as transparent conductive film electrodes because silver has the highest conductivity of any metal. Films comprised of silver nanowires can also be mechanically flexible and possess attractive optical properties such as low haze and high transparency.
Functional Films Enable Healthcare Advancements
January 24, 2017 | by Todd Arndorfer, Technical Account Manager, Carestream Contract Manufacturing
Precision, custom-coated films play a critical role in many common applications, including the development of medical and pharmaceutical products. Creating high-quality functional films involves numerous complex variables and stringent quality guidelines, which require proper metrics and film quality inspection methods. Contract manufacturers with established coating processes and experience with the unique demands of medical/pharmaceutical applications are helping to bring a wide range of new and improved products to the healthcare industry.
Precision Coating for Optical-Grade Applications
January 4, 2017 | by Robert Wildman, Technical Account Manager and Brian Pahl, Business Development Manager
Carestream Contract Manufacturing engineers and material scientists deliver problem-solving expertise in roll-to-roll coating applications for optimal product design, technology integration and manufacturing support. As part of this commitment, we continuously work to improve our precision coating capabilities for growth into new applications and markets. Optical films represent a major growth area where Carestream’s precision coating expertise is applied. Our multi-layer solution coating capabilities are well suited for many optical-grade applications.
Coating 101: Benchwork to Production
September 22, 2016 | by Brian Pahl, Business Development Manager
Roll-to-roll precision coating projects involve several variables and require stringent quality guidelines. A contract manufacturer with experience developing advanced coatings can determine the proper formulation, estimate development timeline and costs, and scale-up to production. Carestream Contract Manufacturing combines process and product development expertise with a deep understanding of precision, multi-layer coating to improve the economics and quality of coating projects.
High-Quality Hardcoats Protect Touch Screen Displays While Preserving Surface Sensitivity
August 16, 2016 | by Brian Pahl, Business Development Manager and Denise Radkowski, Commercialization Business Manager
Regardless of the application, touch screen products must deliver touch sensitivity in a durable, scratch- and impact-resistant surface that protects the electronics inside. Carestream provides precision coating services for hardcoat films used in display, electronics, optical and graphics applications.
Analytics Drive Quality
June 21, 2016 | by Derek J Hammill, Defect Analyst and Robert Wildman, Technical Account Manager
Quality assurance is the overarching principle for Carestream Contract Manufacturing’s precision coating projects. We combine comprehensive analytical capabilities and expertise to improve processes, solve problems, investigate customer interests and develop coated products featuring exceptional quality and uniformity. Our laboratory scientists focus on three main areas to ensure impeccable quality of finished materials: raw materials’ incoming quality control (RM IQC), materials characterization, and quality assurance. All three of these functions are interconnected and performed throughout the product development process.