AIMCAL Hosts Successful R2R Conference

FORT MILL, SC | AIMCAL (the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) recently hosted the 2017 R2R Conference in Tampa, FL, colocated with FlexPackCon, sponsored by SPE (the Society of Plastics Engineers). The next conference will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Phoenix, AZ, October 28–31, 2018. The call for papers will be posted soon.

Winning the 2017 AIMCAL John Matteucci Award for Technical Excellence in Web Coating was “Predicting and Preventing Issues in R2R Manufacturing Using Data Analysis Techniques” by Aravind Seshadri of Roll-2-Roll Technologies. An honorable mention in Web Coating was presented to “Photonic Curing for Printed Electronics” by Dr. Aoife Celoria of NovaCentrix.

Taking the 2017 AIMCAL John Matteucci Award for Technical Excellence in Vacuum Web Coating was “New Results About Multi-Functional Plasma Polymer Thin Films Fabricated by Large Area R2R Sputtering Process” by Dr. Sang-Jin Lee of the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology. An honorable mention in Vacuum Web Coating recognized “In-Vacuum Flexo Topcoating on Metallized Film: Commercial” by Ameer Hamza of Celplast Metallized Products.

Honored with 2017 SPE FlexPackCon Best Paper Awards were “Unleash E-Commerce with Packaging that Clicks” by Matt Dingee of OnPoint2020; and “BOPEF–A new bio-based high-barrier substrate film for the packaging industry” by Jesper Van Berkel of Synvina.

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