Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


The air temperatures and velocities were varied in the tunnel dryer of a commercial coater to determine the effects on the coated surface. Laboratory drawdowns were also made using the same coating color and basestock only dried under different conditions. The coated sheets were then tested for IGT, Dennison wax pick, K&N ink receptivity, Smoothness, Scheid and Gloss to determine any relationships between drying rate and suface properties.