Troubleshooting Guide

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Bubbles in Lamination + CHANGE

    Bubbles in the lamination are visible voids between the 2 laminated webs. The voids may be consistent in shape or highly irregular. Voids may be in machine direction or randomly dispersed accross lamination. I some cases the voids may look like haze without proper magnification.

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Fish Eyes + CHANGE

    Fish eyes are visible defects in the laminated webs that look similar to a crater. These areas are often relatively large and randomly dispersed

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Haze in lamination + CHANGE

    Haze in a lamination is a reduction in clarity of the film or adhesive most pronounced in window areas of the package or lamianted film. Causes reduction in visibility into package.

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Ink Bleeding with 100% Solids Adhesives + CHANGE

    Ink bleeding is a reduction in print quality or crispness of the print job. Edges of the print are no longer crisp and show outward movement into the non print area.

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Low Bonds + CHANGE

    Low bonds are any reduction in inter ply bond strength from the normal bond values seen. Low bonds can reduce the integrity of the package and lead to a variety of package defects.

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Poor Heat and Chemical Resistance + CHANGE

    Poor heat and chemical resistance is any reduction in the ability of the adhesive to withstand heat or chemical exposure from what was considered normal. Reduction in heats resistance can effect ability to be heat sealed or withstand external heat source in package. Reduction in chemical resistance can effect ability to withstand internal package contents or external chemical exposure.

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Telescoping + CHANGE

    Telescoping is a phenomenon seen on the rewound laminated roll in which there is horizontal movement of the layers leading to uneven ends or roll. Slippage may be within the laminated film layers or between film layers themselves

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  • YOU ARE TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEM: Tunneling + CHANGE

    Tunneling is a phenomenon in which narrow tunnels or pipes form within the laminate layer. Often seen forming in the heat seal edge and working inward but can occur anywhere in package.

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