The Benefits of Contract Coating

The Benefits of Contract Coating

Transcontinental Advanced Coatings stands as the leading name in the contract coating markets in the USA, Europe, and Asia. When the top companies in the world need advanced coating services from a team with a proven track record, they turn to us. With more than 50 years of mastering our craft, we produce the most precise coating services for paper, film, foil, and nearly any other substrate your company needs. We have ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities with research and development conducted by highly talented scientists and engineers. Learn more about the benefits of contract coating.

Benefits of Contract Coating - Transcontinental Advanced Coatings

What Is Contract Coating?

If you are new to the world of contract coating and specialty coating services, you might be wondering what contract coating is. Toll coating companies and contract coating companies offer on-demand coating services. Sometimes a company supplies a specific substrate, and the contract coating provider uses their purpose-made equipment to perform the coating. Other times, companies order coated products and ask the coating company to provide the substrate. Either way, this is a service that companies are using more and more for many reasons.

What Can Contract Coating Do for You?

There are a lot of benefits of contract coating, and many companies are taking advantage of those benefits. Most of the advantages of contract or toll coating services are related to the fact that a third party manages the infrastructure to perform the coating, and your company only pays for it when those services are needed. Some of the most significant benefits of contract coating services include:

  • No additional investment in coating equipment, development, or workforce
  • Various coating capabilities from 12” (300mm) to 65” (1,650mm)
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and legislation in your market
  • Higher level of detail, precision, and expertise than most companies can produce in-house
  • Only invest in the materials you need when you need them

Markets That Frequently Use Contract Coating Services

From medical supplies to conductive films, Transcontinental Advanced Coatings provides various types of contract coating to many different industries. Some of the markets that benefit the most from contract coating services include:

  • Automotive industry
  • Medical supplies
  • Coated fabrics
  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Information storage
  • Optical films
  • Security

Our Coating Methods

When you work with a team dedicated to perfecting the coating process, you will see that the results will raise the quality of your final product. Our team doesn’t just use one single method of coating. We help you design the best contract coating plan that combines our various services to give you a product that meets your exact specifications, including thickness, functional properties, and chemical makeup. Some of our coating methods include

  • Direct or post-metered slot die
  • Direct or reverse gravure
  • Reverse roll
  • Rotary screen
  • Multiple aqueous coating methods
  • Solvent or 100% solid systems
  • UV and thermal coating methods
  • Other proprietary coating techniques

Controlling Quality Is What We Do

World-class contract coating companies, like Transcontinental Advanced Coatings, can offer your company a higher level of quality control than the average manufacturer. With more than five decades of coating substratum, we have created strict quality control and process control measures which include:

  • Active six sigma programs
  • Process data logging
  • Control of process variables
  • Real-time correction techniques
  • Laser and camera inspections
  • On-line thickness measurements
  • On-line optical densitometer
  • Web temperature measurements
  • Electronic SPC charts
  • Cleanroom facilities that meet ISO standards

Common Solvents Used in Contract Coating

While our team can work with nearly any specialty coating your company may need to be coated onto a product, there are some solvents that we work with regularly. Some of the most common solvents involved in our contract coating services include:

  • Acetone
  • Butyl acetate
  • Butyl alcohol
  • Diethylene glycol
  • Dimethyl formamide
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Methyl alcohol
  • Toluene
  • Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
  • Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK)
  • N-Butyl Acetate
  • N-Methylpyrrolidone
  • N-Propyl Acetate
  • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
  • Xylene
  • Water

Common Substrates Used in Contract Coating

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coated films, foams, foils, paper, and other products, we work with a wide range of substrates. Many companies provide us with their substrate, and we coat it. Other companies want to use our high-quality substrates for their products, in which case we can create their entire coated product in our manufacturing facilities. Some of the common substrates we work with include:

  • Polyester
  • Polyimide
  • Polyurethane
  • Aluminum foil
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Non-woven
  • Woven
  • Release media
  • Polycarbonate
  • Tissue
  • Copper foil
  • Casting films and papers

Contact Transcontinental Advanced Coatings Today!

If your company needs specialty coating solutions for a product, you can gain an edge by using our contract coating services. With manufacturing facilities in the USA and UK and a distribution center in China, Transcontinental Advanced Coatings is equipped to serve clients all across the world. Contact us today to learn more about what our contract coating services can do for your company!