Cast Coater

A device used to apply a coating to the surface of a paper. A cast coater deposits a fluid coating on the surface of the base stock, then presses the paper web against the surface of a heated, highly-polished metal drum. As the paper and coating dry, it takes on the shiny, reflective surface of the drum. Paper coated in this manner possesses high gloss, ink absorbency, and bulk. (See also Coating.)

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