Quote Originally Posted by pelerin
Sorry if that was the wrong question. It just seemed to me that a partially automated coater such as Bronwing describes might be the perfect tool with which to answer small volume demands, e.g., specialty fiber papers and ULF film. (If it were not cost prohibitive) I imagine it would be possible to form a coop to bring such an idea to fruition.
Sorry, but my post referred to both questions you asked, but if you want a more specific answer, here it is.

Jim Browning has two coating machines. Either of these is a small volume coating setup that is roughly equivalent to hand coating in some ways in that it is limited in scope but can produce high quality coatings. Either of these would probably be capable of supplying a low volume market.

Not having seen either in operation, I can't comment further.