AIMCAL/SPE Recognize 10 Outstanding Technical Papers

NAPLES, FL | The Intl. Assn. of Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) held its annual Web Coating & Handling Conference USA on October 25-28 in conjunction with the Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) FlexPackCon at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, giving recognition to outstanding presentations. Attendance this year broke a record at 415 plus staff and guests. The associations confirmed their commitment to staging future conferences as a joint effort. This year's winners include the following:

2015 AIMCAL John Matteucci Award for Technical Excellence in Web Coating:

“Electronic and Optical Devices via Self-Assembly of Hybrid Materials and Nanoimprint Lithography: Towards Solution-Based R2R Nanomanufacturing” by James Watkins of the Univ. of Massachusetts.

Three honorable mentions in Web Coating:

  • “Drying Laboratory Methods for Characterization of Limited Rate Drying in Simulation Models” by Steve Zagar of B&W Megtec.
  • “Cationic Cure Mechanism of UV HMPSAs” by Natalie Ganio of Henkel Corp.
  • “Solution Delivery for High-Precision Coating” by Todd Arndorfer of Carestream Contract Mfg.

2015 AIMCAL John Matteucci Award for Technical Excellence in Vacuum Web Coating:

“New Rotatable Magnetrons and Target Materials Enabling Higher Performance Sputter Coatings” by Wilmert De Bosscher of Soleras Advanced Coatings.

Three honorable mentions in Vacuum Web Coating:

2015 SPE FlexPackCon Best Paper Award:

“Testing and Prediction of Puncture Resistance of Flexible Food Packages” by Barry Morris of DuPont.

2015 FlexPackCon People’s Choice Award:

“Peelable Seal Films with Enhanced Moisture Barrier Properties for Flexible Packaging” by Dan Falla of NOVA Chemicals.

The 2016 AIMCAL/SPE joint technical conferences will be held at The Peabody in Memphis, TN, on October 9–12.

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