New Resource Co-Authored by Popular Author and Instructor David Roisum

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

This comprehensive 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 explain 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

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Get Your Web Handling Handbook today from TAPPI Press.

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