CONVERTECH & e-Print magazine focuses on coating, laminating, printing, and slitting technologies which support the global converting industry. Along with this, it also addresses the peripheral equipment and functional materials that support converting processes. On the other hand, the technical trends of printing technologies for the electronic device industry is a new area which will be included in this magazine.
Premiere issue : Jan., 2011, Publishing schedule: Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sep., Nov., 2011
Functional materials are utilized by various fields to serve a range of purposes. Coating technology, however, is the core technology that allows manufacturers to add functional capabilities to substrates.
[Main keywords]Types of coating technologies (Roller coater, gravure coater, curtain coater, die coater, inkjet coater, vacuum coating, etc.) Thin film coating technology Pattern coating technology Drying and curing technologies(hot air, IR, UV/EB, hybrid type, etc.) Miniaturization technology Dispersal・agitating・defoaming technologies Liquid preparation ・supplying technologies Film thickness measuring technology Physicality measurement・evaluation・analysis technologies Flow analysis(visualization) Computer simulation Coating related technologies Coating processing technology Coating agent Additives
Every country including emerging nations in Asia, Africa, South America, and elsewhere are seeking functional materials, including laminated products, responsive to their needs. Consequently, composite technology and materials are focused to expedite industrial development.
[Main keywords] Precise laminating technology Heat laminating technology Dry laminating technology Vacuum laminating technologyMultilayer simultaneous extrusion technology Hotmelt technology Bonding・fusion・adhesion・high frequency welding technologies Polymer composite technology Resin additives Pre-processing technology Drying・curing technologies Resin for extrusion Adhesive・PSA・releaser Functional AC agent Laminated products
In each country, printing technologies are well-established in their markets and there is a wide range of materials that are utilized, but safetythe environmentand cost reduction are issues common to all printers. Consequently, countermeasures are focused on improving printing technologies and materials.
[Main keywords] Gravure printing Flexo printing Screen printing Label printing Inkjet printing Plate making technology Cylinder grinding and cleaning technologies Resin plate and preparation Drying curing technologies Environment-friendly ink Functional inkcoating agent UV ink Ink toning technology Viscosity control Ink supplying technology Proofing technology Environment-friendly equipment Defect inspection technology Packaging design software
Slitting, sheet cutting, or die cutting processes are required for web sheet process. Although being able to cut a web sheet precisely to a set width or shape is important, automatization of this process is gaining more attention.
[Main keywords] Slitting technology Winding technology Sheet cutting tedhnology Die cutting technology Embossing technology Core cutting technology Knife Hot stamp Foil stamp Winding shaft Automatization Slitting process technology
In terms of environmental-friendliness and safety, functional capability and design are the main focuses required for improving packaging materials such as for food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and industrial packaging.
[Main keywords] Gas barrier film Heat・cold resistance Shrink film Chemical resistance film Antiweatherable film Biodegradable resin・film Easy cutting film Microwavable packaging material Sealant material Freshness-keeping packaging technology Aseptic・antibacterial packaging technologies Composite pacakging material Retort food pacakging technology Security packaging Nonwoven for packaging Seal・label Adhesive tape Medicinal product packaging Recycle technology Environment-friendly materials
Functional materials, including high functional film, have been developed in various fields from industrial to electronics in response to market changes. Their chemical and physical characteristics are perhaps the greatest area of interest.
[Main keywords] Conductive film Optical film Protective film Adheisve・release film Antistatic film Functional resin Functional film sheet Functional non-woven Functional paper Functional fabric Metal foil Functional coating agent Functional ink Functional dye Functional PSA Functional addtives・filler Functional particles
A new market is developing for electronic materials and devices manufactured by using fine printing technologies and functional inks. The special printing technologies supporting this market are a key area of focus.
[Main keywords] Printable electronics technology Nano-in-print technology Fine patterning technology Electric circuit fabrication technology Inkjet patterning technology Conductive added technology Alignment film printing technology Conductive ink Functional material for PE Antistatic technology Various substrates(FPC, RFID, E-paper, Solar cell) Display materials(polarizing film, protection film, anti-reflection film,retardation film, color filter, etc.) Thin film TFT fabrication technology Adhesive for optical use Barrier technology Dry & Wet coating technologies
Peripheral technologies that are not necessarily related to converting are required by each converting process. In this way, it is no exaggeration to say that the development of converting technology relies on the development of peripheral device technologies. The peripheral technologies that are being developed around the world and their technical advantages are another main focus of the industry.
Quality control technology
Web control transporting technology