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WCPC Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2017

13th Annual Technical Conference

Monday 06th - Tuesday 07th November 2017

Swansea Marriott Hotel,
Swansea, SA1 3SS

Keynote Speaker: Giuseppe Tripaldi - UTECO Group

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This year the conference will be opened by Giuseppe Tripaldi, UTECO Group with additional speakers being Patrick Gane, Omya International AG, Martin Krebs, VARTA Microbattery GmbH and Paul Meredith, Department of Physics, Swansea University.

The conference is an opportunity to view the latest WCPC research in printing technology, to discuss the findings with researchers and to network with like-minded industrial delegates. Each presentation will be a technical paper based on latest results and analysis derived from controlled experiments and numerical models.

The conference is hosted by the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in association with icmPrint Ltd. WCPC is a world renowned research centre dedicated to advancing the understanding and productivity of all aspects of printing and coating. WCPC enhances the understanding of the printing and coating processes, exploits novel manufacturing using printing and applies its scientific findings to the benefit of its global industrial partners. With extensive experience in packaging and graphics printing the WCPC has built on this knowledge and become a centre for functional materials, plastic electronics and bio printing.

The conference will be held at the Swansea Marriott Hotel, Swansea, SA1 3SS. The venue has ample free parking and accomodation is avaiable at a reduced rate up until 11th Septemeber 2017 - Book the group rate for the conference accommodation here.

The conference early bird fee is £400 + VAT (early bird rate available until 11th September 2017). Delegate rate after 11th September 2017 will be £450 + VAT.

WCPC associates will have one complimentary delegate seat and will be entitled to a discounted rate for any additional delegates that are registered and paid via the associate company. (The discounted rate will be £300 + VAT per delegate).

The delegate registration fee covers conference attendance, lunches, refreshments and conference dinner. (No accommodation is included in the fee and the booking of the accommodation is the responsibility of the delegate).

If you would like to take the opportunity to promote your service or product to the conference delegates, table top exhibitor space will be available in the refreshment and lunch area. Each exhibitor will be allocated an area to take a table top and roll up display. As space is limited, we would advise potential exhibitors to make a booking as early as possible. The cost of exhibiting is £250 + Vat in addition to the delegate fee of £450 (£700 + VAT).

Conference Agenda

Monday 06th November

09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome,
David Gethin, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
09:45 - 10:30 Keynote Presentation: Flexography for Packaging,
Giuseppe Tripaldi, UTECO Group
10:30 - 11:00 The Influence of Ink Rheology on Flexographic Printing Instabilities,
Miles Morgan, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
11:00 - 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 - 12:00 Importance of Rheology for Printed Electronics Inks,
James Claypole, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
12:00 - 12:30 Flexographically Printed Functional Materials,
Andrea Greenacre, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Pore Network Structure and Surface Design: Capturing the Power of Pore-fluid Interaction for our Future in Printed Functionality,
Patrick Gane, Aalto University/Omya International AG
14:15 - 14:45 Title TBC,
Fabio Ippolito
14:45 - 15:15 Optimisation of Screen Printed Transparent Electrodes,
Sarah-Jane Potts, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
15:15 - 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 - 16:15 Fine Network of Conductive Tracks on Flexible Substrate,
John Lau, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
16:15 - 16:45 High Resolution Laser Induced Forward Transfer,
David Beynon, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
16:45 - 17:15 Industrial Coatings: The Story of Watching Paint Dry,
Emily Radley, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
17:15 - 17:45 The Effect of Graphite and Carbon Black Ratios on Conductive Ink Performance,
Chris Phillips, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
17:45 Round up of the day and close
19:30 Conference Dinner at The Swansea Marriott Hotel

Tuesday 07th November

09:00 - 09:45 Printed Batteries – from Primary to Secondary,
Martin Krebs, VARTA Microbattery GmbH
09:45 - 10:15 Performance of Printed Batteries,
Michael Wendler, HdM/Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
10:15 - 10:45 Corrosion Resistance of Screen Printed Metallic Current Collectors for Printed Thin Film Batteries with Alkaline Electrolytes,
Patrick Rassek, Stuttgart Media University, HdM/Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break
11:15 - 11:45 Carbon-based Anodes for Sodium Ion Batteries,
Lorn Jackson, Swansea University
11:45 - 12:15 The Application of Active and Intelligent Packaging to Detect Spoilt High Value Food Products and Extend the Life of Food Products',
Caitlin McCall, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
12:15 - 12:45 Printed-Sensor-on-Chip Technology,
Ben Clifford, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Scaling Physics of Printable Thin Film Solar Cells & Large Area Optoelectronics,
Paul Meredith, Swansea University
14:15 - 14:45 Title TBC,
Davide Deganello, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
14:45 - 15:15 Up-Scaling of Combined Planarizing and Insulating Layers on Rough Steel Substrates for Large Area Solar Cells,
Tatyana Korochkina, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
15:15 - 15:45 Effects of GNPs on Epoxy Resins,
David O’Connor, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
15:45 - 16:15 Networking Break
16:15 - 16:45 A Hybrid-carbon Ink for Strain Sensor Applications,
Joseph Morgan, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
16:45 - 17:15 Incorporating Functionalised NanoCarbons into Flexible Conductive Inks,
Andrew Claypole, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
17:15 - 17:45 Custom Electronics for Printed Electronic Devices,
Tim Mortensen, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
17:45 Round up and Close

Patrick Gane - Aalto University/Omya International AG

Patrick GaneBorn in 1953 and schooled in England, is Professor of Printing Technology at the School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland (2006 -), and Vice President Special Projects at Omya International AG, Switzerland (1995 -). He graduated in Physics in 1976 from Imperial College, London, and gained his doctorate from the University of Plymouth in 1979, and granted a postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Exeter.

1994 saw him co-establish the print test equipment company, SeGan Ltd., further developing the Ink Surface Interaction Tester (ISIT), recognized as a research tool in leading laboratories worldwide. He remained as a Company Director until 2007.

He is credited with more than 230 scientific publications and is a named inventor on over 200 corporate patents.

His first Tappi Award was received in 1997 from the Tappi Printing and Graphic Arts Division (Technical Award), and he was elected Tappi Fellow in 2013. He is a two-times winner of the Swedish Kempe Prize, awarded for his corporate and university research groups’ work, respectively, on the development of high speed inkjet print media. He contributes widely to peer reviews for scientific journals, has been and is a member of the scientific committees of selected journals and conferences, and is currently technical programme chair on the Board of iarigai.

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Sarah-Jane Potts - WCPC

Sarah-Jane is currently studying for an EngD in Materials Engineering at the Welsh Centre of Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University. She has a Master’s Degree (MEng) in Product Design Engineering from Swansea University which she completed in 2015. Since starting her EngD, Sarah-Jane has partaken a number of materials engineering, management and chemistry based modules as well as conducted research for her project on screen printing for icmPrint Consortium. Currently, Sarah-Jane’s work focuses on investigating the mathematical relationship between ink rheology and printing parameter settings for screen printing. This will enable predictive methods to be developed for producing optimal print properties.

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David Beynon - WCPC

David is a Research Officer based in the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating. Having completed a PhD researching ink transfer mechanisms in flexographic printing David’s research interests have grown to include graphics, electronic and functional printed materials. Recent projects have included printed functional devices including electromagnetics, sensors and rheological characterisation of functional inks working in collaboration with academic and industrial partners. David is currently working on printed sensors including novel deposition methods and materials; printing of novel materials and Laser Induced Forward Transfer through the EPSRC CIMLAE Pathfinder SIMLIFT project.

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Michael Wendler - HdM Stuttgart/WCPC

Michael Wendler started his print technology expertise with a vocational training in Screen Printing Technology in 1998. After his studies on Print and Media Technologies he received his Engineer degree from Stuttgart Media University (HdM) in 2007. Since April 2012 Michael is enrolled as part-time PhD-Student at Swansea University focussing on research of screen-printed batteries. His studies are supported and sponsored by VARTA Microbattery GmbH. Michael co-founded ELMERIC functional printing GmbH in may 2014. An innovative company which link electrical engineering to print technologies.

Tim Mortensen - WCPC

Tim studied in the physics department at Swansea university and obtained an MPhys degree and a PhD in experimental physics before taking on a post-doctoral role in the GBar experiment in Paris. The GBar experiment aims to better understand the effect of gravity on antimatter and required the creation of a wide range of bespoke high performance hardware and accompanying software interfaces. The combination of his PhD and subsequent research gave Tim a great deal of experience developing these custom devices. This experience has proved key when in 2014 Tim accepted a role at the WCPC working to produce a novel design of printed pressure sensors with a custom computer interface. Since this initial project Tim has worked on a range of printed electronic devices developing wireless energy harvesting systems and low cost smart packaging to more recently working to bring a range of printable carbon based devices to market.

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Swansea Marriott Hotel

Maritime Quarter, SA1 3SS