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toll coating companiesFinding a reliable partner is one of the biggest challenges in the business world. When it comes to specialized services, such as adhesive coatings, this challenge can be even greater. Luckily, companies have a partner they can turn to for help with any project. Conversion Technologies International (CTI) is one of the leading toll coating companies in the world. They offer advanced adhesives and powder coating services for manufacturers’ products in many industries. CTI’s experts are well-versed in a wide range of processing techniques. Plus, they are familiar with a broad range of adhesives to meet the specific needs of customers. Even better, they are constantly innovating to offer valuable insight to customers.

The Wide Range of CTI’s Services

CTI has experience with the equipment and material for any project you face. They use a specialized process for all jobs that allows for the variables on a wide range of materials. Check out just a few that they work with regularly for adhesive coatings:

  • Acrylic
  • Latex
  • Acetate
  • Neoprene
  • Silicone
  • Urethane
  • & many more!

CTI also has the ability to process many different classes of coatings. From hot melts to water-based, thermoplastic to water-repellent or fire-retardant, they can handle it. Their facility includes hot air drying and room temperature curing to handle all adhesive processes. CTI can even accommodate larger projects, with widths up to 120 inches and rolls up to 2,000 pounds. Whatever challenge you have, they know how to solve it. Best of all, CTI is a full-service manufacturing partner. From design and innovation to coating, they can help from start to finish of your product cycle.

Toll Coating Companies vs. Contract Manufacturers

To understand the value of what CTI can bring to the table, it is important to understand what toll coating is. Toll coating is a type of toll manufacturing, wherein one company receives a service for a fee from another. The first company provides raw, or semi-finished, goods to the third-party service provider. Toll coating companies then add to the product so that the first company can sell them on the market. Typically, the service provider has specialized equipment that makes this arrangement beneficial for both parties.

Toll manufacturing differs from basic contract manufacturing in a few key ways. First, contract manufacturing outsources products to a third-party. Unlike toll manufacturing, however, the contract manufacturer typically sources the raw materials. Essentially, the contract manufacturer produces a custom, or white-label, product for the client. Similarly, contract manufacturers typically package the product for sale and often ship directly from their facilities. Toll manufacturers act more as partners for companies that need specialized equipment or services.

Ideal for Companies in the Energy Industry

Many different industries use adhesive coatings. CTI’s advanced technologies equipment and expertise allow for applications that enhance products no matter the industry. For example, CTI recently helped a company in the energy industry needing a light adhesive coating. The company was working with an open, very lightweight, fiberglass material used in the wind and energy industry.

To start, CTI collaborated with the client to thoroughly understand their needs. Based on those requirements, CTI was able to produce several variations for testing. This allowed the client to determine which product would work best for their needs. Once this was determined, CTI began production of the product at a yearly volume of 3 million feet. The rolls for the coating were all 24 inches in diameter but varied in width. Thanks to CTI, the client is now able to offer an improved product.

Make a Better Roofing Underlayment

Commercial roofing is another area that can benefit from adhesive coatings. Not long ago, a well-known roofing company was looking to create a peel-and-stick product for industrial buildings. The client asked CTI to help develop the product before coating. CTI was able to help develop and refine the product before a full production run began. As such, the client was able to test viability and then introduce the product to the market without investing in coating equipment. Using their equipment for 3’ and 6’ wide materials, CTI was able to produce and refine the product based on feedback. As a result, CTI now has expanded capabilities of 12-foot wide coating, which is the industry standard.

Today, give CTI a call at 419-924-5566 to see how they can help with your next project. Or, request a quote online.