In Vacuo Coating (IVC). Improving Resistive Metallised Films Through in line, in Vacuum, Polymeric Coating. A Summary of Development and Performance

In Vacuo Coating (IVC). Improving Resistive Metallised Films Through in line, in Vacuum, Polymeric Coating. A Summary of Development and Performance

James Shipman
CAMVAC LIMITED

In line in vacuum polymeric coatings, in particular acrylates, have received a lot of attention over the years. Despite this, and numerous papers and patents, little or no commercialisation of such processes has been forthcoming. In this paper Camvac presents on their development of their IVC (In Vacuo Coating) process to commercial scale and will highlight some of the challenges, frustrations and breakthroughs of the technology. Additionally, they will present on why such processes are valuable and how they can improve the performance both of the barrier and other characteristics of metallised barrier materials.