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 TIP 200-01 Guidelines for Tension During Web Conveyance and for Winding

The scope of this TIP is to provide guidelines for suggested amount of web tension that should be used to convey certain types of web materials that are common to the paper, paperboard, polymer film, extrusion coating and flexible packaging industries.

Publishing date: March 31st, 2022

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As David Roisum, Ph.D. of Finishing Technologies, Inc has noted- “This TIP has greatly improved with regard to application guidelines while preserving the numerical core of the guidelines themselves because they are well-experienced and well enough done.”

As Kelly Frey of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has stated “Hopefully the edits that our team provided is just the “icing on the cake” that helps to continue to improve this TIP that has a lot of valuable information around producing a good quality roll.”  He also stated that “operators at CP Chemical and many in the industry have found this Tension Tip useful.”

Also Beth Warren, PE at Pregis Flexible and Protective Packaging explains that “This is a great standard for web tension that I have returned back to many times in my career in the converting industry. I often refer work colleagues to this tip when they struggle with finding a good starting point for tension settings for new products. The improvements made it this updated TIP, Guidelines for tension during web conveyance and for winding will help even more with applications in the future.”

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