New Must-Have Resource for Anyone Designing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Web, Winding, Converting, and R2R Machines

The Web Handling Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all technical aspects of handling or processing thin flexible materials written for anyone working with webs and web processes.

This engineering handbook describes and discusses the wide range of technical aspects related to handling webs, which include paper, plastic films, foils, nonwovens, rubber, tissue, textiles and more.

The 756-page book illustrates applied engineering principles and provides easy-to-understand calculations that explains how web systems are designed, maintained and operated. Use the handbook to help troubleshoot and correct defects such as wrinkles, bagginess, curl, and misshapen wound rolls. Check out the Table of Contents.

  • Reviews and explains material properties, roller mechanics, drives, tension control, nip control, guides, spreaders, winders, and more as used in calendaring, coating, laminating, printing and other web processes
  • Addresses each topic from fundamentals through advanced concepts, including recent research findings and their practical application
  • Explains how web handling systems work and why webs behave the way they do with detailed illustrations and easy-to-understand calculations (in both SI and American units)
  • Emphasizes more profitable web processing through reducing waste from defects, downtime, and customer complaints

Praise for the Web Handling Handbook:

"Between them, the authors have been on countless machines solving countless problems around the world. They have learned that it’s not enough to have the technical answers (which they have); they must also find ways to convey their science to everyone from machine operators to senior managers. Each of them has had to become an expert teacher. The book is a surprisingly easy read not because the content is trivial, but because the authors have worked out how to convey deep ideas using clear language linked to insightful graphics." ~Steven Abbott, FRSC, Director, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd., Visiting Professor, Univ. of Leeds

Get Your Web Handling Handbook today from TAPPI Press.