...to enhance surface properties. Calendering - Presses paper and paper products between two rolls under high pressure. As paper density and surface smoothness increase, porosity and thickness decrease. Glazing - Produces similar results, but uses a moving ball...

Converting Services

(862 companies)
Converting services cut large, usually roll stock materials into smaller, usable shape and sizes. Converting services cut, join, finish, package, and assemble units of material into more usable shapes and sizes. For example, converting services...
Chemical additives and agents include a wide range of materials added to polymer resins, paints and coatings, or adhesives to modify specific processing or end-use properties.
...configured for different tasks. Increasing the levels of northern bleached softwood kraft and chemi-thermomechanical pulps increases the paper's absorbency. Calendering improves material smoothness and softness and more resin increases the wet strength...

Catalysts and Initiators

(368 companies)
Catalysts and initiators start or promote chemical reactions used to produce organic chemicals, polymers and adhesives.

Food Additives

(453 companies)
Food additives include flavoring extracts, syrups, emulsifiers, anti-oxidants, fortifiers and other substances that are added to food products to enhance processing, texture, flavor or other characteristics.


(270 companies)
...is removed after plating. Some of the benefits of electroforming include repeatability of aperture dimensions and location, shape and smoothness of aperture walls, low surface tension, and smooth surface finish. Materials of Construction. It may...

Processing Services

(2,000 companies)
...they are used for. Examples include atomization and powder production, blending and mixing, calendering, coating, compacting and conversion, compounding, condensation and cooling, crystallization, and distillation. In addition, some process development...
Expanded sheet materials are designed with patterns of diamond-shaped openings and are produced by slitting and stretching the sheet materials.

Burnishing Tools

(35 companies)
Burnishing tools are used to impart a gloss or fine surface finish, often in processes that involve the cold working of metal surfaces.

Buffs and Buffing Wheels

(116 companies)
Buffs and buffing wheels are used to hold finishing compounds and polish parts made of metal, plastic, ceramic, glass, wood, stone, silicon, or optical materials.
Abrasive compounds and abrasive slurries are used to improve surface finish or flatness. They often consist of fine abrasives in slurry, bar, powder or paste forms.
Gear manufacturing machines are used to cut, form, and finish gear teeth. They perform processes such as hobbing, milling, grinding, lapping, and deburring.
Grinders and grinding machines use an abrasive that is bonded to a wheel, belt or disc to remove material and improve surface finish.
Surface preparation services clean, strengthen and prepare surfaces for additional processing and/or refine or roughen surfaces to meet finishing requirements.