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Transparent films vacuum coatings machine with integrated in-line monitoring and control

Objective

TransMach is led by current and future needs for packaging films (30 GEuro products in 2001), optical coatings on flexible substrates, solar modules and flexible displays (20 GEuro in 2005), where cost efficient production and high quality transparent coatings by large area vacuum (LAV) machines are the drivers and Europe's difficulties. TransMach in an integrated approach develops an ultra-fast unit to monitor the processes and a method to screen transparent coating properties to demonstrate an intelligent and reliable LAV machinery with in-line control solving the difficulties in: processes (speed 10m/s, moving surfaces, surface cleaning and then coated), technical demands for coatings (defined optical and barrier properties), requirements for material and energy consumption (thickness), repeatability, high quality products and cost reduction.

Coordinator

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (4)

ALCAN PACKAGING SERVICES AG
Switzerland
Address
Badische Bahnhofstrasse 16
8212 Neuhausen Am Rheinfall
APPLIED FILMS GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Siemensstrasse 100
63755 Alzenau
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
35,Giggenhauser Strasse 35
85354 Freising
JOBIN YVON S.A.S.
France
Address
Route D'egly 7
91260 Arpajon