Vacuum Deposition onto Webs, Films and Foils, 2nd Edition

Vacuum Deposition onto Webs, Films and Foils, 2nd Edition

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
4 Pumping.
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.
30 Hazards.
31 Troubleshooting.
32 Final thoughts

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