Rob Malay, Ph.D., Product Development Engineer at VDI, was
the recipient of the John Matteucci Technical Excellence Award at this year’s AIMCAL R2R
Conference 2019. He received the award for his paper titled “Utilizing
Plasmon Mediated Constructive Interference for Selective Wavelength Reflection
with Roll-to-Roll Physical Vapor Deposition.”
Malay also had the opportunity to present his paper during
the Advanced R2R Film session of the conference. He articulated his findings on
sputtered coatings having historically seen a wide variety of uses, from
functional films in electronics, to passively integrated optical filters, to
decorative and aesthetically appealing applications. Roll-to-roll sputter
deposition has typically not seen the type of advanced optical and tribological
coating that is seen on glass substrates and silicon wafers. Using reflective
metal layers coated with finely controlled sputtered dielectric films, tunable
wavelength reflection can be achieved. The reflective wavelengths are generated
through constructive interference of the incident reflective light with surface
plasmons resonating at the metal-dielectric interface. This work will
demonstrate its use in the visible spectrum with generated colors. However,
other wavelength ranges, such IR and UV, have also been demonstrated.
The John Matteucci Technical Award honors, John Matteucci who was recognized around the world as a leader in the field of web coatings. His Inspiration to both AIMCAL and the international conferences on vacuum web coating lead to the development of this prestigious award being given to the authors of the best paper in each of the web coating and the vacuum web coating tracks.
Robert Malay, Ph.D., Product Development Manager at VDI, recently co-authored an article for Converting Quarterly entitled “Establishing the flexible-glass R2R coating ecosystem.” The article highlights the advances recently made in flexible-glass R2R ecosystem that enables pilot and manufacturing-level processing.
Converting Quarterly is the official publication and technical journal for the Assn. of International Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators. Since first published by AIMCAL in 2011, it has become the No. 1 print and online technical resource for the web-processing, converting and finishing industries. CQ serves the technical information needs of coater, laminator, film-maker, flexographic/gravure printer, slitter/sheeter and finishing professionals with a quarterly printed magazine, weekly email newsletter, Mobile apps and 24-7 Website. Circulation: 21,882
New vacuum metallizer will expand capabilities and allow VDI to better serve customers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jan. 22, 2019 – VDI, a subsidiary of LINTEC Corporation, today announces a significant investment in new equipment for improved manufacturing with the purchase of a new, world-class vacuum metallizer.
The state-of-the-art equipment will allow VDI to better serve customers in the window film, specialty solutions and industrial products markets.
This latest machine addition at VDI is the highest productivity metallizer available and supports material up to 96 inches in width. It has the lowest level of consumption power and raw materials, combined with excellent, consistent coating quality.
“By making this significant investment, we’re continuing our efforts to provide the best quality coatings to our customers,” said Steve Sorrentino, Director of Sales at VDI. “This new vacuum metallizer will increase our capacity, improve customer service and create more opportunities for our company and partners.”
The machine will be fully operational at VDI’s Louisville facility in the second half of 2019. To learn more about VDI’s capabilities, visit https://www.vdi-llc.com
VDI, a subsidiary of Lintec Corp., is a key industry solutions provider to larger companies – serving as one of the nation’s leading custom roll-to-roll metallizers of evaporative deposition, sputtered deposition and electron-beam deposition coatings. VDI’s primary business and production site is in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, please visit https://www.vdi-llc.com.
Shawn R. Kitchell has been appointed as the new President of VDI, replacing founder David Bryant. Kitchell brings significant experience in the converting industry to the leadership of VDI. He also serves as the President of Madico, Inc., one of the worlds’ leading manufacturers of coating and laminating solutions and also a subsidiary of Lintec. “We are excited about the many positive changes at VDI with respect to people and capability, and we are very appreciative of the outstanding company that David Bryant created and developed over the years. We wish David the best in his future endeavors,” said VDI President Shawn Kitchell.
WOBURN, MA–(Marketwired – Nov 8, 2016) – Lintec USA Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of Lintec Corporation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vacuum Depositing, Inc., a leader in roll-to-roll deposition of evaporative, sputtered, and dielectric coatings on flexible substrates. The company, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has long been a top quality supplier and platform for innovation to such markets as Barrier Films, Security Coatings, and Window Films.
“The deal came together because both parties see the opportunity for substantial value creation for stakeholders, our customers, and the industries we serve,” says David Bryant, from VDI® .
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