Toll and Custom Coating

Brady Worldwide has manufactured high quality coated materials for nearly sixty years at our Glendale, Wisconsin location.  Exclusively used by Brady internal operations until mid-1980, we are now a leading supplier of coated materials for companies worldwide through our toll and custom coating services.  Brady applies a diverse array of adhesives, topcoats, cast films and other coatings to a wide range of substrates to meet the demanding specifications of our customers for many industries including medical, electronics, graphic arts, aerospace, and automotive.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Brady’s manufacturing capabilities include compounding, coating and converting equipment for both aqueous and solvent based coated materials. Our state of the art and unique coating equipment enables us to specialize on providing defect free surfaces for hard-to-dry solvent coatings where dry thicknesses from 1 mil up to 6 mils are required. With our 30” wide pilot coater and 60”+ wide production coaters located in HEPA filtered (class 1000 conditioned air) white rooms, Brady is also able to meet stringent cleanliness requirements for medical and electronics applications.

Compounding/ Mixing Capabilities

  • Topcoat/Adhesive Formulating (non-reactive)
  • Cowles type mixing (high shear)
  • 500 gal. tank mixing (high and low shear)
  • Paddle mixing (low shear – drum and tote)
  • Basket mill (pigment grinding)

Slitting Capabilities

  • Center/Surface Drive
  • Duplex rewinds with differential rewind
  • 2" – 63”" width increments, 1/32" tolerance
  • Score, Shear
  • Basket mill (pigment grinding)

Coating Capabilities

  • PC-4 (pilot coater)
    • 24' oven, 100 FPM max, 450F max temp
    • Min width 10", max width 30"
    • Slot die, Gravure, Meyer rod, Knife-over-roll
    • Class 1000 HEPA filtered air supplies
  • LR-5 (60” width)
    • 150' oven, 300 FPM max, 375F max temp
    • Slot-die, Gravure, Meyer rod, Reverse roll
  • LR-6 (62” width)
    • 50' oven, 150 FPM max, 450F max temp
    • Slot-die, Gravure, Meyer rod
    • Class 10,000 HEPA filtered air supplies
  • LR-7 (64” width)
    • 120' oven, 300 FPM max, 450F max temp
    • Slot-die, Gravure, Meyer rod
    • Class 1,000 HEPA filtered air supplies

Typical Coatings and Substrates

  • Coatings
    • Acrylic
    • Polyimide
    • Polyurethane
    • Polyester
    • Rubber
    • Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
    • Printable Topcoats
    • Primers
    • Static Dissipative
    • Nitrile Phenolic Thermoset Adhesives
  • Substrates
    • Film
      • Polyester
      • Polyethylene
      • Polyimide
      • Polypropylene
      • Polyurethane
      • Vinyl
    • Foil
    • Paper
    • Release Liners (film/paper)
    • Woven/non-woven cloth

Quality Philosophy

Brady's customers depend on a supply of consistent quality products. We provide total customer satisfaction, offering the highest quality products and services at the most economical cost. We consistently strive to exceed customers' expectations through a strategy of 100% employee participation and commitment, continuous improvement and total quality assurance. This commitment is verified by ISO9001/ISO14001 certification.

Technical Support

Brady's onsite staff of process chemists and chemical engineers participate in product development, scale up and optimization throughout the life cycle of products. To further aid in the development of your products, we utilize our 39,000 sqft R&D center attached to our coating facility.

To learn more about Brady’s Custom Coating, contact us today!