Digital Imaging Media

Partnerships for Multilayer Coating of Digital Imaging Media

As a leading innovator in simultaneous, precision multilayer coating technology, Carestream understands the unique challenges and critical quality parameters required in the digital imaging media market. We provide partners with project-ready coating assets and manufacturing facilities in the United States to develop a wide range of demanding, precision-coated digital imaging structures including inkjet receptive paper and films, specialty graphic media and scratch-resistant hardcoat films for touch screen and graphics applications. By leveraging our aqueous and solvent coating proficiency at bench, pilot and production scale, Carestream partners achieve significant process development advantages for optimal product design, technology integration and manufacturability.

We actively seek growth partnerships combining customer product IP and market channels with our high-speed roll-to-roll processing, quality systems and worldwide presence to bring new products through commercialization quickly and efficiently at reduced manufacturing cost. Not only do our unique drying and curing capabilities ensure the highest quality for both sensitive, microporous inkjet formulations and highly crosslinked UV hardcoats, but our clean room environment and precision coating provide products free of streaks, scratches and debris for demanding imaging and optical applications.

Digital Imaging Media Coating Capabilities:

  • On-site mixing including polyvinyl alcohol, silica and alumina-based inkjet formulations
  • Critical dispersion techniques
  • Curtain or slot die coating
  • Multi-layer – simultaneous or tandem coated
  • Multi-zone temperature and humidity controlled drying for sensitive layers
  • Extremely long dryers for fast line speeds
  • UV curing with nitrogen inerting for hardcoats
  • Thickness uniformity of ± 1% to 5%
  • Lamination of additional layers or protective masks
  • 100% automated optical inspection

Custom Coated Digital Imaging Media Product Expertise:

Partner with Carestream today to economically move your digital imaging products from concept to full production. Contact Brian Pahl to learn more about our partnership agreement opportunities, which feature the option for joint development, manufacturing partnership or full joint venture.

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