“Innovation truly succeeds only if it’s tried and tested.”

That’s why when Black Bros. develops a machine in its factory, it is sent out to the field where it meets the demands of the conditions it was designed for — and we encourage you to do the same.

When you need the correct coating and laminating equipment to test your methods and/or materials, Black Bros. is committed to helping you achieve results through developing your process and potential products in our 9,500 square-foot testing and demonstration area.

Located at our headquarters — just 90 minutes west of Chicago — customers, prospects, and material suppliers from around the world have been finding solutions in our lab since it first opened in 1962. We invite you to work with our expert staff to perfect a process or test an application before investing in machinery. Put our advances in roll coating and laminating technology to work for you!

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Black Bros. maintains a broad selection of modern production machines and support equipment to help you test your potential processes, develop products, and determine the capabilities that Black Bros. coating and laminating machines can bring to your factory floor. Black Bros. invites you to take advantage of this valuable R & D resource by:

1. Call or email your Regional Sales Associate well in advance of your desired test date for an appointment. Or use the “CONTACT US” icon in the bottom right corner of this page to send us an inquiry to start the process (we will notify your Regional Sales Associate for you).


2. Complete the Lab Materials Disclosure Agreement, and print off the .pdf to send along with the materials. We also suggest you keep a copy for your record. Make sure you send all the necessary SDS (MSDS) forms along with the sample products.


3. Ship all necessary materials including: adhesives or coating materials, cleaning products overlay materials (film/foil/fabric/laminates) substrate materials after consulting for available widths.


4. We may also ask you to send some small Finished Samples showing the product before and after processing for our preliminary evaluation.


We know that you may want to be present as we process your materials, which is the surest way you’ll know if the results meet your criteria. A personal meeting is also the best way to maximize your relationship with Black Bros., and to leverage our knowledge about industrial coating, laminating, and machinery.

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