Toll Coating / Contract Manufacturing

Introduction

Verico Technology is a market leader in advanced coating technologies.  We’re a nimble and resourceful organization that likes to take on any toll coating / contract manufacturing opportunity or challenge presented to us.  And we’re eager to serve all customers – no project is too big or too small.

Innovation in Research and Development

Verico’s R&D team is constantly working to develop new technologies and processes.  Our chemists and technical staff are available to partner with customers to develop custom coating solutions, or to test coatings or coating methods.

We have analytical testing resources to assist customers with pilot production programs and can facilitate any stage of your project – from base formulation and lab drawdown samples through to full, large scale production.

Chemists with formulation expertise

State-of-the-art mixing room

Custom Coating and Manufacturing Services

We might be known as silicone coating specialists, but our toll coating / contract manufacturing services feature various coatings and formulating expertise to meet our customer’s precise requirements.

Verico has been manufacturing high quality, coated metal substrates (Aluminum and other) from 6.0 to 15.0 mil thickness and flexible substrates from 0.5 to 20 mil thickness such as films, foils, etc., since 1987.

At our 125,000 sq. ft. facility, Verico has two production lines that use slot die technology to uniformly apply solvent-based and aqueous-based coatings for a wide range of industrial applications.

We can coat formulations with 0.5% to 40% solid content and of varying viscosities up to 5,000 cP.  Coating thicknesses typically range from 0.25 μm – 50 μm / 0.01 mil – 2.0 mil (wet), or more.

Our in-line mixing uses either a nitrogen purge method or smooth-flow, non-pulsating pump method to deliver the coating mixture directly to the coating head.

In a clean room environment (up to Class 5,000), we can coat and laminate flexible substrates of 60 inches width with line speeds up to 200 feet per minute with precision tension control.

When desirable, we corona treat substrate surfaces to improve the coating/laminating bond and adhesion.

Our hot air-impingement ovens – four-zone, 80 ft. – provide flotation drying up to 400˚F for precision in-line curing.  And thermal oxidizing incinerators provide an efficient recovery system that makes Verico’s operations eco-friendly and fully compliant with EPA standards.

150 ft. long Black Clawson coater

4-zone, 80 ft. long flotation oven

Dedication to Quality Control

At Verico, process and product quality are a top priority.  Our coating lines incorporate a combination of manual and automated QC inspection to look for deviations in specifications, substrates or coating application.

We use digital cameras – the most precise substrate and coating surface flaw detection and inspection systems available.  The smart cameras can scan at 80,000 lines/second and detect defects as small as 10 microns.

If the camera detects a defect, an integrated ink jet system marks the material to be pulled off the production line for manual inspection.

Digital camera QC inspection system

20,000 sq. ft. slitting / sheeting area

Finishing

Our toll coating and contract manufacturing services can accommodate a variety of slitting and sheeting requirements.

We can produce finished roll widths as narrow as 12” for flexible substrates, and produce Aluminum coil or flexible substrate roll diameters from 40” (or less) to 80”, and from 4,000 lbs. (or less) to 80,000 lbs., on 6”, 10” and 16” cores (3” core capability coming soon).

We can also precision cut sheets in dimensions from 12” to 60”.

And if you have special packaging needs, Verico will work with you to design packaging to meet your unique requirements.