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2nd December 2022

What You Need To Know About The Converting Industry

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Do you know much about the converting industry? Would you like to know more? This article will explain to you exactly what the converting industry is and what its processes involve.

The converting industry manufactures materials by processing them into thin layers. The materials most commonly used are nonwoven materials, textiles, papers, foils and plastic films. Once these materials have been manufactured into thin layers they will be rolled together, in both small and large quantities. Depending on the material its thickness can range from less than an inch to multiple feet.

Converting processes include: packaging, extruding, die cutting, drying, slitting, coating, laminating and printing. Each of these processes can be done at both low and high speeds depending on the material’s purpose. This is high-tech and is constantly developing and evolving to become faster, in fact, many processes are now completely customisable for each material and its purpose. Throughout these processes, the material gets unwound from its roll and spread out into layers, so it’s the perfect form for processing. During processing the material is known as a web, and after this is done the material is then rolled back together. The phrase converting means that material is being processed into another form, converting it. 

Web Handling

This is the complex process in which the material is being processed, based on science. This engineering process uses a range of equipment so different types of materials can go through their necessary converting stages. High-quality web handling with the most up-to-date technology will allow materials to be converted without any errors; this piece of technology is really impressive. Each process is usually made up of several zones for each piece of equipment, from unwind, to internal and rewind secretions. These zones consist of a mixture of rollers, brakes, clutches, controls and more.

Here at Motion, we can provide custom converting solutions for all of your materials issues. Our team uses tested methods and proven practices to provide solutions that are targeted to your specific needs and budgets. We believe that it is our responsibility to get your converting processes up and running and to not only meet your expectations from an engineering perspective but to exceed them as well. Click here to browse our comprehensive range of web processing products.

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