Creating New Coating Technologies Through the Power of Innovation
Anyone in business knows that to outpace the competition, you sometimes need to take a risk on the new. Knowing that, what are the steps you can take to mitigate your risks while developing something best-in-class? Experts agree that working with a qualified contract manufacturer is a great investment when you’re pursuing innovations. At Conversion Technologies International, we’ve helped our clients create multiple new coating technologies through our adhesive coating expertise.
How does our process help our clients succeed? We’ll examine our extensive adhesive coating capabilities that we leverage for our clients. Then, we’ll look at two case studies to find out how we put those capabilities to work!
Our Coating Capabilities Help Us Develop New Coating Technologies
CTI’s success is a direct result of our responsive and flexible approach to manufacturing. We employ a modular manufacturing process that’s easy to tweak or reconfigure to achieve optimal results.
Our adhesive coating services make us an industry leader in contract coating for rolled and sheet goods. We provide adhesive coating capabilities including:
- Cure temperature of up to 350ºF
- Adhesive coatings up to 60 mm thick
- Material widths from 24-120”
- Roll weights of up to 2,000 lbs.
- A variety of adhesives including thermoplastic, pressure sensitive, water based, powder coating, and more
For a full list of our coating capabilities, see our adhesive coatings page. We’ve created coating solutions for industry leaders like Owens Corning, Uniroyal, Hanes, General Motors, and more. Now, let’s look at some case studies on how we do it!
Winds of Innovation: Coating Fiberglass for Wind Energy Devices
We thrive on constant innovation, so we love working with clients in emerging industries. Our wind energy client is a perfect example.
Our client was developing a new proprietary fiberglass material for use in wind energy devices. In an industry changing as rapidly as theirs, they needed a best-in-class product to stay ahead of the curve. To hit that target, they had to develop an adhesive technology for their new lightweight fiberglass material.
CTI stepped up to the challenge. We worked with the client through several iterations of the manufacturing process, testing and tweaking each prototype to optimize it. Once the client was satisfied, they retained our services for large-scale production at 3 million feet per year.
Sticky Business: Peel and Stick Roofing Materials
We’ve worked with multiple clients in the roofing materials industry and helped develop some of their key new coating technologies. CTI has helped develop peel-and-stick technology for shingles, underlayment, and several other construction materials.
Peel-and-stick roofing materials require precision application of pressure-sensitive hot melt adhesives. These processes can require significant capital investment to do in-house. Thus, it was vital for our clients to have our modular manufacturing system at their disposal. By utilizing this system, they were able to test and optimize their designs before taking them to market. That’s the power of CTI’s full-service contract coating: we have the tools and technology to power your firm’s innovations.
These examples show just a few ways that using a contract manufacturer can save companies from major costs. By utilizing our services, they do not have to make huge investments in machinery and manpower. We can provide our expertise and our equipment during the research and development phase or for large production runs.
Therefore, if you need new coating technologies to create your next big product, CTI can help realize your vision. Join the industry leaders who have trusted CTI with their most vital projects! Today, call us at 419-924-5566 or contact us online for a free quote.