What is Contract Coating?
Your supply, our expertise.
Many media manufacturers may not have the capability or knowledge to produce specialist coatings in the way that a coating company would do. As such, coating work is often sub-contracted to specialist companies to add a final layer to a substrate, or as part of the manufacturing process.
Aquabond have the capability to develop, test, and produce such coatings at scale to be the perfect contract coating partner. With a large warehouse and manufacturing space, Aquabond can coat and produce master reels, or a final product as box stock.
Small enough to care, large enough to cope.
Aquabond has years of experience in developing bespoke coated products and coating for world class companies. by working with Aquabond you can turn your ideas into reality and finished products. With onsite R&D facilities and a highly knowledgeable team of experts, we can reduce your project costs and timescales, maximising your return on investment.
What can Aquabond offer?
Years of experience producing bespoke coated products, including single and multi-layered laminates, ‘piggyback’ constructions, aqueous adhesives, print receptive top-coats, colour change, chemical resistance coatings, anti-slip coatings, anti-static coatings and more.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDA)
Individual project plan
R&D Laboratory and testing facilities
Lab Scale development
Open and closed chamber gravure coating
Meyer bar coating
Scaled-up production coating trials
Procession slitting and rewinding
Blank box packaging for your branding
Validated coating production
The Contract Coating Process
A plan will be devised of how to meet your requirements for your specific material, as well as the use case of the final product, and any challenges there may be.
Our in-house scientists will develop the coating in a lab environment and test the product. Once the coating meets specification, a trial roll will be produced.
The trial roll will be sent to you for testing and approval. Once you are happy with the product, we can move along the process.
We receive the base material ready for manufacturing with the approved coating.
We manufacture the product at scale to the exact specifications. We can produce coated master reels, or a finished product converted into smaller rolls.
We deliver the finished product to you. If this is smaller rolls, it can be supplied in plain white boxes, or it can be put into your own branded boxes if supplied to us.
Aquabond has a highly skilled team ready to work with you and meet the demands of your coating project. From start to finish our commitment to customer service puts you in control, whether your looking to develop a new coated product, scale up prototype or run full scale manufacturing you will find that Aquabond has the experience and expertise to meet your requirements.
- Aquabond can manufacture to specific requests
- Open adhesive - no problem!
- 1600mm max. web width
- Able to handle large OD reels up to 1500mm OD
- Open & Close Chamber GRAVURE
- Meyer Bar Coating
- Reverse & Forward Gravure
- Duplex slit or log/trim reels, maximum 1650mm wide, minimum 50mm
- Aqueous adhesives
- Print receptive top-coats etc