Category Archives: Press

Faustel Develops Custom Coating Technology

Faustel Laminator technology Every day Faustel helps companies produce life saving and life changing products in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Our recent collaboration with Iowa medical supplies manufacturer, Katecho, is one of those stories. The following article featured in Today’s Medical Developments details how our team of converting equipment engineers worked alongside Katecho to design custom web coating equipment for the production of unique hydrogel pads used by first responders to treat wounds in the field. After multiple rounds of testing and refinement, the combined efforts...
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TecMaster Earns Award at Annual AIMCAL Award Competition

AIMCAL honored Faustel's TecMaster with an award in their 2017 Technology of the Year competition. This past spring has been a successful season for us at Faustel. We are very proud to announce that during the month of April, our TecMaster R&D Coater/Laminator received a Technical Excellence award at the 2017 AIMCAL Awards Competition. This award was under the 2017 Technology of the Year Coating/Laminating Equipment/Accessories Category, and we are very honored to be recognized for making a positive impact in the industry. Read more

John Pokrandt Joins the Controls Engineering Team at Faustel

John Pokrandt Joins Controls Engineering Team

Germantown, Wisconsin (February 4, 2016) — Faustel announces the addition of John Pokrandt to the controls engineering team. John has 19 years of electrical engineering experience designing control systems for equipment installed on web offset and gravure printing presses. “I am thrilled to be part of the Faustel team, developing their control systems. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company in the converting industry.” Renee Draeger, Controls and Service Manager said, “We are excited to add John to our team. His extensive web equipment background...
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R&D Lab Coater/Laminator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Germantown, Wisconsin (October 27, 2015) — Faustel announces the TecMaster R&D Coater / Laminator designed to meet small scale, early-stage product, and process development. The TecMaster is a stand-alone coating/laminating line for laboratory and pilot-scale manufacturing used to predict coating and substrate characteristics in various coating/laminating operations before scaling up to production-level equipment. The self-contained line with two coating heads, two unwinds, convection dryer, laminator, and rewind with integrated drives and controls runs web widths up to 175 mm at operating speeds of 0.1-2 mpm. The TecMaster has both...
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Faustel Invited to Present at Focal Point


Faustel Showcasing UW Stevens Point’s new Pilot Coater

Stevens Point, Wisconsin (October 2014) — Faustel has been invited by UW Stevens Point to showcase their LabMaster Plug & Play Pilot Coater at Focal Point 2014 held on campus in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, October 14, 2014. Focal Point is an annual conference, which brings together key players in Wisconsin’s packaging industry, a major manufacturing sector in Wisconsin. The theme for Focal Point 2014 is Packaging at the Leading Edge. The one-day conference targets converting challenges and solutions in the...
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Faustel to Exhibit at The Battery Show


Faustel Showcasing Modular Battery & Separator Coating Lines

Germantown, Wisconsin (June 3, 2014) — Faustel announces that it will showcase electrode coating solutions at The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan, September 16-18, 2014. The Battery Show is co-located with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference. Faustel is located in booth B1548. An important step in the production of lithium-ion batteries is the coating of electrode slurries onto conductive foils. Faustel is featuring two modular lithium-ion and separator coating systems: The Labmaster and MCL-600. The Labmaster is ideally suited for process development and...
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Faustel Hits 10-Year High, Exceeds Pre-Recession Business

Germantown, Wisconsin (May 20, 2014) — Faustel, Inc. reached a 10-year high for the fiscal year ending March 31. The privately held company emerged from the deep recession that hit the capital equipment industry even stronger than the prior years. Looking ahead to fiscal 2015, the converting equipment manufacturer expects a continuing upturn in activity. Expansion into new markets has helped Faustel create opportunities with new customers and diverse industries. The areas of Lithium ion electrodes and battery separators, reverse osmosis membranes and medical device manufacturing have all seen significant recent growth. Originally created...
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Faustel Adds Yokogawa Gauge to Battery Electrode Coating Lines

Germantown, Wisconsin — Yokogawa announces the inclusion of its WEBFREX3ES online thickness gauge to Faustel’s battery electrode coating lines. The gauge is used to monitor the thickness of the coatings on the electrodes that are main components of lithium-ion batteries. “As the performance of lithium-ion batteries improves and their production volumes increase, the specifications for measuring the thickness of electrode materials also change,” said Jay Totten, Technology Center Manager at Faustel. “Thickness gauges must now operate faster than ever as electrode manufacturers strive to speed up production lines and...
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Faustel Updates Technology Center with Sensors from Yokogawa

Germantown, Wisconsin — Yokogawa announces the inclusion of its WEBFREX3ES online sensor to Faustel’s Technology Center. The sensor performs accurate online measurements of film and sheet thickness. It produces graphs (profiles) that give a quick grasp of the distribution, which can be used to control thickness and ensure that all films and sheets coming off the production line have a uniform thickness. The sensors were added to both the 300 mm Labmaster Pilot Coater and the 600 mm Production-Level Pilot Coating Line. Both lines are capable of aqueous and solvent-based coating using a wide...
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Richard Greer to Retire From Faustel

Vice President of Strategic Business Development Retires

Germantown, Wisconsin (May 7, 2013) — Faustel ( announced today that Richard Greer, Vice President of Strategic Business Development is retiring. Greer is a 35-year veteran in the converting industry and will continue as a part-time consultant for Faustel. Greer has held a wide-range of positions during his career. He started in 1978 as a Technical Sales Engineer. After a brief break he returned to Faustel In 1991 to assumed responsibilities as Technical Sales Manager and in 2004 he was named Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Greer...
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