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The Web Handling Handbook

The Web Handling Handbook


Authors: David R. Roisum, Ph.D., BSME, Timothy J. Walker, BSME, M.S. MOT, Dilwyn P. Jones, Ph.D., MInstP

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 is the first of its kind to comprehensively describe and discuss the wide range of technical aspects related to handling webs, which include paper, plastic films, foils, nonwovens, rubber, tissue, textiles and more. The book illustrates applied engineering principles and provides easy-to-understand calculations that inform how web systems are designed, maintained and operated. The handbook is meant to help readers to troubleshoot and correct defects such as wrinkles, bagginess, curl, and misshapen wound rolls. 2020. 756 pages, soft cover.

• 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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