Vacuum Deposition onto Webs, Films, and Foils 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.
Section I. Vacuum Basics
1 What is a vacuum?
2 Products using vacuum deposited coatings
3 Pressure Measurement
5 Process Diagnostics & Coating Characteristics.
6 Leaks, water vapour and leak testing.
7 Mass spectrometers, Helium leak detectors & residual gas analysers.
Section II Substrates, surface modification and nucleation.
8 Substrates - surface quality, cleaning - adhesion & adhesion testing
9 Adhesion and adhesion tests.
10 Surface treatment of webs & foils.
11 Polymer coating basic information.
12 Nucleation, coalescence & film growth.
13 Pattern metallization
Section III. Process.
14 The D.C. Glow Discharge or Plasma
15 Electron beam (e-beam) evaporation.
16 Thermal evaporation.
17 Radiant heated and Induction heated sources.
18 Chemical Vapour Deposition / Polymerisation onto webs.
19 Atomic layer deposition (ALD).
20 Planar Magnetron Sputtering source design and operation.
21 Magnetron sputtering source design options.
22 Reactive deposition - set-up & control
Section IV. System issues.
23 Machine specification & build issues. - Risk Analysis - process.
24 Heat load on the webs/foils.
25 Process variables.
26 Mechanical design.
27 Winding webs in vacuum.
28 Machine building trends.
29 System design.
32 Final thoughts