Aimcal Review

Roll-to-roll coating today and in the future

«Interesting subject matter for today’s and the future coating business», was the general impression that lingered among the 107 experts in coating and converting taking part at «The Premiere Roll-to-Roll Web Coating & Finishing Conference», held in Freising, Germany, from 4 to 7 June this year. The program was organized by AIMCAL Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV (Freising, Germany) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany). The event started out with four optional Short Courses. Choices included an all-day session on slot die coating technology, led by Mark Miller, CEO Coating Tech Slot Dies; a morning session on roll-to-roll vacuum deposition onto flexible substrates, led by Dr Charles Bishop from C.A.Bishop Consulting Ltd.; and afternoon sessions on im­proving winding through science, led by Dr Dilwyn P. Jones from Emral Ltd, and on flexible barrier materials for vacuum insulation panels and electronic applications, led by Dr Ersa Kucukpinar, Fraunhofer IVV.

AIMCAL – The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, Fort Mill, SC 29715 USA, www.aimcal.org