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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


Registration & Coffee




David Gethin


CFD modelling of droplet impact onto surfaces: Dynamic Contact angle effect

Davide Deganello


Comparison of plate technologies for flexographic printed electronics

Tim Claypole


Challenges of hot stamping technology for functional applications

Alexandra Lyashenko





Description of relevant parameters for performance prediction of printed batteries

Michael Wendler


Printing of functional inks for dye sensitised solar cells

Jenny Baker


Novel techniques for the characterisation electrodes for printed electronic devices

Peter Greenwood


Networking break



Effect of process parameters on the electrical properties of screen printed conductive inks

Tatyana Korochkina


Printed humidity sensors

David Beynon


Squeegee wear in screen printing

Chris Phillips





Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception






Tuesday 19th November



Printed biosensors using zinc nanowires

Dominic Fung


3D printing and tissue engineering

Adam Rees



Ben Clifford


Networking break



Thickness measurement of polymer based ultra thin films

Ben Mogg


The use of superposition rheology for the development of printable materials

James Claypole


Effect of ink type in rotogravure printing

Glyn Davies


Lunch and close




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