Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition of Barrier Coatings, 2nd editionOne Line Description
The only authoritative and comprehensive book that practically describes the R2R deposition process, quality control, and troubleshooting aspects.
People using the roll-to-roll vacuum coating technology including R&D scientists and engineers (process; product and process design), operators, technicians, and line managers involved in producing vacuum deposited barrier coatings. Industries that will use this book include food packaging, organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) companies such as electronics, solar energy and photovoltaics (PVs), thin film battery as well as vacuum insulation panels and medical packaging. The book can be used in engineering schools, technical universities, and companies for education and training purposes.
DescriptionRoll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition of Barrier Coatings
is a practical guide that provides the reader with the basic information to help them understand what is necessary in order to produce a good barrier coated web or to improve the quality of any existing barrier product.
After providing an introduction, where the terminology is outlined and some of the science is given (keeping the mathematics to a minimum), including barrier testing methods, the vacuum deposition process is described. The book looks at the whole process from the source materials through to the post deposition handling of the coated material. This holistic view of the vacuum coating process provides a description of the common sources of defects and includes the possible methods of limiting the defects. This enables readers to decide where their development efforts and money can best be used to improve the barrier performance of their own process or materials.
The 2nd edition of this well-adopted text contains much new material including additional barrier testing techniques that have been developed, as well as testing and cleaning equipment brought to market since the 1st edition was published in 2010. The topic of adhesion is covered in more detail and there is a section on the Hanson Solubility Parameter which is a method of predicting the solubility of gases or liquids in materials.Back to Top
Author / Editor DetailsBack to Top
Charles Bishop obtained his PhD in physics from Loughborough University, England. He has had his consultancy company for 20 years which provides vacuum engineering training. He is the author of the book ‘Vacuum deposition onto webs, films and foils’, 3rd edition and author or co-author of more than 90 papers and 5 patents. He contributes a regular column in Converting Quarterly
as well as technical articles. He was presented with a SVC Mentor Award in 2008. Currently he is the Editor of the ‘Vacuum Web Coating’ blog that is accessed through www.convertingquarterly.com on behalf of AIMCAL as well as a regular lecturer at the AIMCAL Converting Schools and presenter of a number of Webinars also offered by AIMCAL.
Table of Contents
5 Packaging Materials Calculations
6 Substrates, Surfaces, Quality and Defects
7 Vacuum Deposition Processing
8 Vacuum Deposition
9 Summary Back to Top