WCPC Annual Technical Conference

November 18th & 19th 2013, De Vere Village Hotel, Swansea.


The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) are hosting their Annual Technical Conference on the 18th – 19th November at the De Vere Village Hotel, Swansea.

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.

This conference is a unique 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. All attendees will receive printed copies of the abstracts for each of the papers presented. Delegates will also have the opportunity to network at the conference dinner and visit the WCPC laboratories.

The fee for the event is £350 (+ VAT) for industrial delegates and £250 (+ VAT) per delegate for academic institutions. There will also be opportunities for table top exhibitor space which costs £350 (+ VAT) in addition to the delegate fee.

To register, or for any enquires, contact Christine Hammett:

Email: c.a.hammett@swan.ac.uk

Tel: 01792 295 091

Web: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/printing


Provisional Agenda

Monday 18th November

10:30 Registration & Coffee
11:45 Welcome David Gethin
11:00 CFD modelling of droplet impact onto surfaces: Dynamic Contact angle effect Davide Deganello
11:30 Comparison of plate technologies for flexographic printed electronics Tim Claypole
12:00 Challenges of hot stamping technology for functional applications Alexandra Lyashenko
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Description of relevant parameters for performance prediction of printed batteries Michael Wendler
14:00 Printing of functional inks for dye sensitised solar cells Jenny Baker
14:30 Novel techniques for the characterisation electrodes for printed electronic devices Peter Greenwood
15:00 Networking break
15:30 Effect of process parameters on the electrical properties of screen printed conductive inks Tatyana Korochkina
16:00 Printed humidity sensors David Beynon
16:30 Squeegee wear in screen printing Chris Phillips
17:00 Close
19:00 Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
19:45 Dinner


Tuesday 19th November

09:30 Printed biosensors using zinc nanowires Dominic Fung
10:00 3D printing and tissue engineering Adam Rees
10:30 TBC Ben Clifford
10:50 Networking break
11:15 Thickness measurement of polymer based ultra thin films Ben Mogg
11:45 The use of superposition rheology for the development of printable materials James Claypole
12:15 Effect of ink type in rotogravure printing Glyn Davies
12:45 Lunch and close