The converting industry is driven by processes - slitting, sheeting, coating and die-cutting - where static electricity is a major problem and causes product misbehaviour, dust attraction, shocks to operators or even fires.
Although controlled static generation is also used as an efficient method of temporarily bonding two materials in converting processes, the challenge facing converters often involves finding the balance between the process speed and capability of the electrostatic control equipment.
By focusing on quality and cost-effective static control solutions, Fraser has become the equipment supplier of choice for the world's leading converters and converting machinery manufacturers and OEMs.
Static electricity causes severe problems throughout winding and unwinding applications, whether using plastic film, paper or textiles.Find out more
Some processes within label printing and converting can generate large volumes of static, which can in turn result in operator shocks, product rejection and production delays.Find out more
Static electricity can be used to 'pin' the film to the last steel cylinder before the winder. This will prevent the web from moving laterally from side-to-side and causing a bad reel.
The same technique is used on cast film lines to prevent the film shrinking ('neck-in') when it touches the chill roller.Find out more
Non-stop winding is frequently used on printing and converting applications where the machine cannot be stopped to swap a rewind reel when it is full.
Static Generation provides temporary adhesion to begin the next reel. It replaces manual and automatic taping machines.Find out more
We understand the electrostatic challenges that new materials, faster speeds, complex machinery and advances in industrial processes can present. This resource provides easy access to product brochures, information on static electricity and how it can be measured, removed or generated in specific applications.