Product Development, Toll, & Contract Manufacturing

Product Development

Sierra Coating Technologies LLC understands that developing new products is strategically important, time critical, and cost-sensitive. When our manufacturing and brand owner clients face unique challenges, the Sierra Coating team is available to provide exemplary service to help expedite the product development process.

Sierra® has been instrumental in hundreds of development projects over the years, extending beyond a service provider and serving as a valued expert. Utilizing our years of experience, the Sierra team can help guide development projects away from dead ends and help efficiently manage program details that would otherwise slow down new products.

product devolpment, toll and contractOur wide web coating and laminating technologies as well as our expert technical staff will help define, source, and test your new products. From initial contact, the Sierra staff can answer your questions and define a path forward in your product development. We offer a nearly unlimited choice of coatings and laminations, and we take the time to determine the combinations to fit your budget, time constraints, and industry-specific needs.

We certainly strive to move products from idea to market in the shortest time possible, while ensuring we complete the necessary steps to give your product the greatest chance to succeed in the marketplace.

Our comprehensive and proven development process includes all needed documentation, from product specification to certificates of analysis to lot tracking. We’ll share our ideas to help you develop your intellectual property with confidentiality guaranteed.

Our goal is to develop a product that can be manufactured to the defined quality specifications in a repeatable and economically viable process.

Idea Creative Creativity Imgination Innovate Thinking ConceptProduct Development Stages

  • Product options, material definitions and vendor identification
  • Cost analysis for material and production options
  • Small trial runs on production equipment to define coating method, quality specifications, and production speed
  • Formal quotation and quantity price breakdown
  • Production ramp-up trials to create sales samples and test final converting and packaging

Expand your product line and grow your business with product development support from Sierra.

For more information about our outstanding product development services, contact Sierra today.

Coating and Laminating Product Development Capabilities

Services Consulting
Design
Product Development
Contract Manufacturing
Documentation Product Specification
Certificate of Analysis
Food Safety
Lot Tracking
Standardized Tests Basis Weights
Coat Weights
Moisture
Barrier Tests
Kit Tests
Tape Pulls
Adhesion
Color Matching
Gurrley
Heat Seal
Coatings / Laminations Rewetable
Heat Sealable
Pressure Sensitive
Dry Adhesives
PSA Adhesives
Water Based
Cold Seal
Removable
FDA Approved
Print Receptive
Protective
Silicone
Barrier
Cohesive Materials
Light Blocking Colored Adhesives
Ink Jet
Digital Print
Anti-Skid
Materials Paper
Film
Nonwoven
Linerboard
Thermoplastic
Flexible Substrates
Tapes
Duplex
Card Stock
Cover Stock
Paper Board
Liner Board
Metalized Film
Foil
Plastic
Recycled
Sheets
Rolls
Lightweight
Heavyweight
Fiberglass
Equipment Wide Web Coater / Laminators
Width 25 to 62 in.
Length From 2,000 ft
Roll Outside Diameter Up to 60 in
Core Size 3 to 12 in (3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12 in)
Thickness (both) .48 gauge film to 40 pt board
Coating Weights 0.10 to 50 lb per 3,000 ft²
.16 to 81 g / m²
Viscosities 20 to 8,000 cps
Drying Method Two Zone Flotation
Drying Temperature 120 to 425 °F
Number Of Coats Up to 6
Automation Capabilities Computer Controlled Process
Overhead Cranes
Industry Focus Paper Mills
Commercial Printers
Food Packagers
Digital Printing
Inventors
Packaging
Industrial
Intended Application Pizza Labels
Game Cards
Tapes
Label Stocks
Silicone Release Liners
Dry Wipes
NRA Target Paper
Tags
Aisle Banners
Industry Standards Cosmetic Grade
FDA Food Grade
National Sanitary Foundation
Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)
Tappi
TLMI
Typical Lead Times Available 2 weeks from receipt of raw material
File Formats Word
Excel
AutoCAD
PDF

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