This new book from William Andrew Publishing is the only practical reference available for anyone employing the roll-to-roll deposition process. Vacuum Deposition onto Webs, Films and Foils is an expansive journey of the process; benefiting manufacturing efficiency, unit cost reduction, and financial results. It is a sweeping approach to the total design of the vacuum deposition process written by a successful and world renowned consultant with three decades of experience.
Roll-to-roll deposition processing is a high growth industry and this reference covers a wide variety of important industrial products that use vacuum deposited coatings, including: optical storage devices, metallized packaging films, energy conservation windows, electronic information displays, and magnetic electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags among many others. This book is a must-have for roll-to-roll machine operators, process engineers, and research and development engineers throughout industry.
The book provides a broad appreciation of roll-to-roll vacuum deposition systems and processes. It will encourage a more comprehensive look from material supply through to the downstream processes that the product will encounter. It is a truly unique reference written to guide operators and engineers as an onsite consultant would.
This reference covers a wide variety of important industrial products that use vacuum deposited coatings, including: optical storage devices, metallized packaging films, energy conservation windows, electronic information displays, and magnetic electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags among many others. This book is a must-have for roll-to-roll machine operators, process engineers, and research and development engineers throughout industry.
Section I: Vacuum Basics What is a vacuum? What is a gas? Pressure Partial Pressure Vapour pressure Saturated Vapour Pressure Why do we need a vacuum? Mean Free Path
- Products using vacuum deposited coatings Metallized packaging films Capacitor films Optical data storage (ODS) tapes Holographic coatings Flake Pigments Transparent barrier coatings Transparent conducting coatings (TCOs) Energy conservation windows Solar cells Solar absorbers Flexible circuits Optical variable devices (OVDs) Magnetic electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags Pyrotechnics Thin film batteries
- Pressure Measurement Bourdon gauge Pirani & Thermocouple gauges Capacitance Manometer Penning or cold cathode ionisation gauge Ion or hot cathode ionisation gauge
- Pumping Rotary or Roughing pumps Rootes pumps or blowers Diffusion pumps Turbomolecular pumps Getter or sputter ion pump Cryopumps Pumping strategy System pumping
- Process Diagnostics & Coating Characteristics Reflectance (R), Transmittance (T) & Absorbtance (A) measurements Optical Density R,T, & A measurements Conductivity / resistivity On-line resistance monitoring Transparent conducting coatings Residual Gas Analysers (RGA) Plasma Emission Monitors (PEM) Thickness Barrier Neural Network control s
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- 20th December 2006
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Charles started his working life as an apprentice in mechanical engineering finishing as a toolmaker. He has a degree in Materials Engineering and Masters and Doctorate Degrees by research in vacuum deposition onto polymer webs. He now has accumulated over 35 years experience in vacuum deposition onto webs with the last 15 spent running his own consultancy business. He has published over 85 technical articles and papers, has 5 patents & has run training courses in Asia, Europe and USA. He has written two books ‘A guide to roll-to-roll vacuum deposition of barrier coatings’ and ‘Vacuum Deposition onto Webs, Films & Foils’, now into the 2nd edition and contributed chapters on transparent conducting coatings and packaging coatings in two other books. Charles is a Blog editor on behalf of AIMCAL and has a regular column in Converting Quarterly.
CAB Consulting, Ltd.
"...a comprehensive reference work for anybody working in vacuum coating of polymer films." - Dr. A.G. Spencer, Alacritas Consultancy, Ltd.