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.
Our 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.
Product 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
Certificate of Analysis
|Standardized Tests||Basis Weights
|Coatings / Laminations||Rewetable
Light Blocking Colored Adhesives
|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
|Industry Focus||Paper Mills
|Intended Application||Pizza Labels
Silicone Release Liners
NRA Target Paper
|Industry Standards||Cosmetic Grade
FDA Food Grade
National Sanitary Foundation
Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)
|Typical Lead Times Available||2 weeks from receipt of raw material|