Carestream has continued to invest in its Contract Manufacturing business by implementing several strategic initiatives and technical upgrades in 2016. Each investment is expected to help contract-coating customers develop high-quality coated and cast film-based advanced materials products at competitive costs.
New enhancements to Carestream’s pilot coater include added LED UV curing, scanner updates and cleanliness upgrades. The improvements provide customers with superior capabilities for small volume production and more efficient product and process development during scale-up to wide coating.
As part of its corporate growth initiatives, Carestream established partnerships with several specialty chemical and film-based companies. The strategic partnerships combine product formulation expertise with Carestream’s coating process know-how to jointly develop new products in advanced material markets.
Carestream’s Film Business CTO created a team of engineering resources to further development and implementation of advanced coating processes for current and future products. The team is focused on the manufacturing, process development, scale-up and commercialization of a broad range of products.
Carestream added key technical and account management resources to expand the business development focus. The new team members are focused on meeting customer expectations for optimal coating practices and commercialization timing.
“We continually build upon our precision coating expertise and specialized manufacturing processes to provide our valued business partners and customers with superior product design, technology integration, manufacturing support, distribution and finishing capabilities,” said Michael Fanset, general manager at Carestream Contract Manufacturing. “Our strategic initiatives position us for significant growth and expansion into new platforms in 2017 and beyond.”