Previous symposia

The first symposium on coating took place in 2000. It has proved popular from the start, so we have held a symposium for our partners and customers annually.

Here you can see a summary of the lecture sets from past symposiums.

22nd Symposium in 2023

Program

Program Day I – Renewable energies for Net Zero by 2025
Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

 

9.30 am
    Registration for short course
10.00 am – 12.15 pm
  Slot die coating of low viscosity inks for thin layers
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Exlager, Dr. Pegah Shakeri, Kira Grefkes, Harmen Rooms
12.15 pm – 1.00 pm Lunch break
1.00 am – 1.15 pm  

Introduction Coatema
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Kolbusch, Director Sales, Marketing, Technology, VP

1.15 am – 1.45 pm Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) for batteries, fuel cells, packaging and solar
SALD B.V., Netherlands, Erik Kremers – CTO
1.45 pm – 2.15 pm

OPV development to the Giga Fab (Flex2Energy)
OET (ORGANIC ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES P.C.), Greece, Evangelos Mekeridis – CTO

2.15 pm – 2.30 pm

Sustainable pumps for battery production
NETZSCH PUMPEN & SYSTEME GMBH, Erwin Weber, EMEA-Direktor

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Quality control systems inline for fuel cells
DR. SCHENK GMBH, Germany, Martin Lehmköster – Sales Manager
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Fuelcell2Print: Digital material deposition for catalyst coated membrane production
HELIOSONIC – ALTANA AG, Germany, Dr. Frank Walter – Head of consumables & application development Heliosonic
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Coffee break
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm   Coating Control – intelligent networked edge alignment for renewable energy
BST GMBH, Germany, Kai Prahl – Area Sales Manager – New Energy
4.30 pm – 5.00 pm   Open innovation in Europe to support green transition of SME and industry
KET MARKET, Germany, Dr. John Fahlteich – Managing Director
5.00 pm – 5.15 pm   Overview on the trials in the afternoon
5.15 pm – 6.00 pm  

Trials:
Trial 01 – Slot die coating
Trial 02 – Screen printing


Supplier exhibition

Heliosonic:               Laser to print fuel cells
Keyence:
                 Thickness measurements
BST:
                         What is needed for intermittent coatings – Layer inspection and coating control
Dr. Schenk:
             EasyInspect: local defects, measurements and material properties
Ket Market:
              Bringing all partners together
Netzsch:
                   Pumping and dosing systems 
Haehne:                    Web tension control and force measurement in coating and converting processes
Isra Surface Vision: Process excellence for battery production through vision data: Enhanced automated inline inspection for cell components
Sequip:                    
Agglomeration detection under process condition

 

6.00 pm – 6.15 pm   Panel discussion
Tuesday evening
6.30 pm Shuttle to conference event
6.45 pm Get-together Dinner – Venue: Culinario, Römerstraße 40, 41539 Dormagen

 

Program Day II – Renewable energies for Net Zero by 2025
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

 

9.00 am
    Welcome
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Kolbusch – Director Sales, Marketing, Technology, VP
9.15 am – 9.45 am
The need for OPV and Perovskite products made in Europe for solar, batteries and fuel cells
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, Greece, Prof. Stergios Logothetidis – Lab for Thin Films-Nanobiomaterials-Nanosystems & Nanometrology (LTFN)
9.45 am – 10.15 am   Simulation – Digital twin in coating industry
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Dr. Pegah Shakeri – R&D Manager
10.15 am – 10.45 am   The role of Slitting Technology for reaching Net Zero by 2025 – challenges & chances
DIENES WERKE FÜR MASCHINENTEILE GMBH & CO. KG, Germany, Julian Supe-Dienes – Sales Director
10.45 am – 11.00 am Coffee break
11.00 am – 11.30 am High efficient diode lasers for drying applications of electrodes and beyond
LASERLINE GMBH, Germany, Dr.-Ing. Simon Britten – Technology Manager / New Business Development
11.30 am – 12.00 pm

Inline quality control system for organic electronics
SEMILAB FÉLVEZETŐ FIZIKAI LABORATÓRIUM ZRT., Hungary, Christophe Defranoux – R&D Marketing Manager

12.00 pm – 12.30 pm

Surface inspection and measurement solutions for web material used in fuel cells
KEYENCE DEUTSCHLAND GmbH, Germany, Johannes Schuler – Business Development Optical measurement technology

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch break
1.30 pm – 2.00 pm Overview on Coatema R&D projects
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Harmen Rooms, Manager R&D
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm   Process optimization enabled by Digital Twins
REAL-TIME SYSTEMS GMBH, Germany, Jürgen Kreis, Director Business Development Solutions
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm  

Trials:
Trial 01 – 5-Roller-system and flotation dryer demonstration
Trial 02 – Slot die coating and laser drying

Heliosonic:               Laser to print fuel cells
Keyence:
                 Thickness measurements
BST:
                         What is needed for intermittent coatings – Layer inspection and coating control
Dr. Schenk:
             EasyInspect: local defects, measurements and material properties
Ket Market:
              Bringing all partners together
Netzsch:
                   Pumping and dosing systems 
Haehne:                    Web tension control and force measurement in coating and converting processes
Isra Surface Vision: Process excellence for battery production through vision data: Enhanced automated inline inspection for cell components
Sequip:                    
Agglomeration detection under process condition

 

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm   Q&A and closing remarks

Speaker

 

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Erik Kremers, CTO / System Architect

 

After studying Mechatronics in 1997 Erik became involved in various High Tech Systemprojects in the semiconductor market and industrial printing developments. Here hegained a lot of experience with high accuracy positioning systems and fast industrialrobots. In 2012 Erik switched as a system architect to SoLayTec. In addition to thetechnical challenges as CTO, he is gradually more and more involved with organizational and business challenges, which has led to the establishment of SALD.

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Evangelos Mekeridis – CTO, OET (Organic Electronic Technologies P.C.)

 

Mr. Evangelos Mekeridis is the CTO of Organic Electronic Technologies P.C. He joined OET in 2013 as a Researcher. Current research interests as OET’s CTO are the development and optimization of large-scale production of Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) by printing processes, manufacturing of prototype OPV, PPV, OLED devices and Sensors with Roll-to-Roll and Sheet-to-Sheet processes, materials optimization & testing, encapsulation, development of laser processes for OE nano-materials patterning, characterization & Quality Control.

 

Holding 7 patents and 14 publications in international journals and more than 40 conferences related to OPVs, PPVs, Laser Patterning, Coatings, Nanomaterials, Electrochemistry and Corrosion protection. Mr Mekeridis has participated in more than 20 EU (FP6, FP7, H2020, HE) and National (NSRF) funded R&D projects related to the development of materials, techniques for printing and optimization of organic electronics processes.

 

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Martin Lehmköster – Sales Manager, Dr. Schenk GmbH

 

 

After his education in vocational education degree in banking & finance, Martin Lehmkoester has focused his business career since more than twentyone years in sales activities relating to measurement technologies.



Martin Lehmkoester is responsible as a Sales Manager for the Dr Schenk web inspection business. His profound experience in fuel cell, battery, nonwoven, coating, composite and membrane production is a valuable tool to understand the needs and requirements of the applications.

 

 

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Dr. Frank Walter – Head of consumables & application development, Heliosonic

 

Education: Polymer Chemistry, University of Mainz,Germany

Professional stations:
1992 – 1993         Eastman Kodak, Rochester NY > post doc, corporate research

1993 – 1997         DAW > aqueous coatings product development manager

1997 – 2013         Ferro

                             1997 – 2006 > ceramic inks & coatings product development manager

                             2007 – 2009  > asia pacific technical manager performance pigments & colors
                             2010 – 2013 > european product & application development manager digital inks

2014 –                 Altana
                            2014 – 2015         ACTEGA Colorchemie > aqueous flexo ink development manager
                            2015 – 2019         ACTEGA  > aqueous digital ink development manager
                            2018 – 2022         Altana New Technologies > platform manager additive manufacturing
                           
2021 –                  Heliosonic > manager product & application development

 

Klaus Hamacher

 

 

 

Kai Prahl – Area Sales Manager – New Energy, BST GMBH

 

  • Over 25 years of experience in inline quality assurance and monitoring of web-based processes and opcal assurance systems
  • More than two decades of experience in sales and business development of strategic markets and customers.
  • Further focus on systemac development and implementaon of large customers into strategic accounts.
  • Today responsible for sales at BST, focusing on rechargeable battery, fuel cell and organic & printed electronics industries.

 

 

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Dr. John Fahlteich – Managing Director, KET Market

 

Dr. John Fahlteich, born 1981, graduated from the University of Leipzig with a diploma in physics in 2005. In 2010, he earned a PhD at the Technical University of Chemnitz with a thesis about thin film coating of permeation barriers. John has now 18 years of experience in Thin-Film and Nanotechnology, in particular Roll-to-Roll Coating on Plastic Web. Until September 2022, John was leader of an 18-people Research Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden, Germany.

In 2022, he started his own business – KETMarket – with the aim to create a Digital Open Innovation Marketplace and Single Entry Point to the European Open Innovation Ecosystems. Being a key partner in multiple Open Innovation Networks, John is well known both in research and in industrial communities shaping the European Open Innovation Ecosystem as Instrument to support SME and industry in realizing their new product and technology development faster.

 

 

 

Thomas Kolbusch

 

 

 

Thomas Kolbusch, Vice President, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH


Thomas Kolbusch is Vice President of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, an equipment manufacturing company for coating, printing and laminating solutions located in Dormagen, Germany.

He is member of the board of the OE-A (Organic Electronic Association) in Germany, a global association for printed electronics.

He serves in the advisory board of Fraunhofer ITA institute.

He served as member of the board of COPT.NRW, a local association in Germany, as well as exhibition chair of the LOPEC in Munich for five years. Thomas is active in the field of fuel cells, batteries, printed electronics, photovoltaics and medical applications. He organizes the international Coatema Coating Symposium for over 19 years and represents Coatema in a number of public funded German and European projects.
Thomas Kolbusch studied Business Economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and got his degree as business economist in 1997. He started his career at 3M, Germany. Since 1999 he is working for Coatema Coating Machinery in different positions.

 

 

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Prof. Stergios Logothetidis ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI,Lab for Thin Films-Nanobiomaterials-Nanosystems & Nanometrology (LTFN)

 

S. Logothetidis is an Em. Professor of Physics, Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Thin Films Technologies, Organic Electronics, Optics and Nanomedicine in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • He has extensive R&D experience and leadership as a Coordinator in more than 130 EU and Nationally Funded R&D&I Projects. His research activity and excellence has generated over 1000 papers and review articles in International Journals & Conferences and 400 keynote and invited talks. He is the author of over 395 peer-reviewed papers, 6 books and 9 patents, and has received over 10000 citations holding an h-index=50.
  • In 2003 he is the Founder and Director of Nanotechnology Lab LTFN (www.ltfn.gr), of the Post-Graduate Program “Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies” (nn.physics.auth.gr) and of the Center of Organic & Printed Electronics Hellas (COPE-H).
  • He is the organizer of the annually NANOTEXNOLOGY multi-event (www.nanotexnology.com) since 2004, and the Founder and Coordinator of the NANONET Research and Innovation Network (www.nano-net.gr) since 2003, with 700 Universities, Research Centers and Companies as members all over the world.
  • Prof. S. Logothetidis is the Founder and President of the Hellenic Organic and Printed Electronics Association (HOPE-A) (www.hope-a.com) with 40 Companies and Organizations and has signed collaboration agreement with 6 other Associations all over the world, and he is the Founder of 2 Start-up Companies:
  1. Organic Electronic Technologies (OET  https://oe-technologies.com) and
  2. BL Nanobiomed (http://www.bl-nanobiomed.com).

 

Prof. Logothetidis coordinated more than 80 european and National projects with more than 150M€, and in 2023 became the Coordinator of  2 new Flagship scientific and industrial Horizon Europe projects of great significance in the field of Energy, Flexible Printed Electronics and Nanotechnologies

  1. Project Cope-Nano ( https://cope-nano.eu/), with a total budget of 30 million Euros , will expand the internationally recognized Nanotechnology Lab LTFN into an Autonomous and Sustainable Center of Excellence for Organic, Printed Electronics & Nano-Technologies in Thessaloniki
  2. Project Flex2Energy (www.flex2energy.eu )with a total budget of 21 million Euros, aim to revolutionize the way we generate and utilize energy developing in Thessaloniki building the 1st sustainable production line for Organic Photovoltaics– Flexible printed organic photovoltaics for integration in Buildings, Greenhouses and even in Automotive.

 

 

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Dr. Pegah Shakeri – R&D Manager, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH

 

Pegah Shakeri completed her PhD in physics with a focus on rheology and flow of complex fluids at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. She joined Coatema coating machines GmbH in early 2023 in a dynamic role as R&D manager and scientist, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical applications. One of her key tasks is to supervise and manage several R&D projects, both at national and European level, in the fields of fuel cells, batteries, printed electronics and photovoltaics. As a scientist, her work revolves around the application of mathematical and numerical modelling. She uses cutting-edge techniques, particularly in the field of computational fluid dynamics, to simulate the complex processes of coating and drying. These simulations are invaluable tools for optimizing and fine-tuning the manufacturing processes in which Coatema specializes.

 

 

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Julian Supe-Dienes – Managing Director, DIENES WERKE FÜR MASCHINENTEILE GMBH & CO. KG

 

2013 – 2020 B.Sc. & M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
2020 – 2021 Technical Advisor Order Processing, Reifenhäuser Group
Since 2021 Sales Director, DIENES Group
Since 2023 Managing Director, DIENES Group

 

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Dr.-Ing. Simon Britten – Technology Manager / New Business Development, LASERLINE GMBH

 

Dr.-Ing. Simon Britten worked from 2012 – 2018  as scientific researcher and team manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen. He accomplished his PhD in applied lasers at the technical university in Aachen in 2017. Since 2018 he is working in the field new business development and technology management at Laserline, with a focus on heat treatment and laser drying applications.

 

 

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Christophe Defranoux – R&D Marketing Manager, SEMILAB FÉLVEZETŐ FIZIKAI LABORATÓRIUM ZRT.

 

He has graduated from Paris University of Science in Optics and Materials, worked in SOPRA in the Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (SE) group from 1992 to 2008, leads the Application group during 10 years and joined Semilab in 2008 as SE Support manager. He is involved since 15 years in the Printed and Organics electronics applications in SEMILAB Group and is now R&D Marketing manager and part of the EU project team of SEMILAB.

 

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Johannes Schuler, Business Development Optical Inline Metrology, KEYENCE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

2020 – today Business Development „New Energy” - Keyence Deutschland GmbH
2017 – 2020  Sales Engineer for Optical Measurement Technology - Keyence Deutschland GmbH
2013 – 2017  Master study „Industrial Engineering” - University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen
2010 – 2013  Dual Bachelor studies „Business Administration” – Leibniz University of Applied Sciences Hannover in cooperation with Robert BOSCH GmbH

 

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Harmen Rooms, Manager R&D, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH


Harmen Rooms studied Applied Physics at the Fontys University in Eindhoven and received his Bachelor degree in 2003.
He worked at Philips N.V. in the field of electrooptical characterization of OLED devices and at OTB as measurement and analysis engineer. At TNO and Holst Centre he continued his work on OLEDs but also focused on modelling and optical simulations. During this time, he participated in the European Multiscale Modelling Platform (MMP) project. Harmen Rooms has co-initiated and worked on several local and European projects like CPV4All (Setting up pilot production of concentrated PV modules) and Clean4Yield (in-line measurement and yield control in Roll-to-Roll applications).
In 2018 he joined Coatema as Head of R&D Projects where he leads a team for coordination and execution of funded projects.

 

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Jürgen KreisDirector Business Development Solutions, ARENDAR IT SECURITY


With degrees in electrical engineering and industrial engineering, Juergen has more than 25 years of experience managing business units and companies for complex technology solutions. He has a broad technical understanding and resilient networks in semiconductors, electrical and optical metrology, machine vision, computer science, AI, nano-materials, and other areas.

With his own consulting company MARU International Business Consulting he has been working as a consultant for medium-sized companies since 2010. Addressed topics include the development of international sales organizations (esp. for Asian and NAFTA markets), M&A projects, identification of new technologies and suppliers, restructuring and intercultural competence. Since spring 2021, he is supporting Arendar IT-Security GmbH, responsible for sales and marketing as well as business development. Since 2023, the former Arendar IT-Security became part of Real-Time Systems GmbH, a member of the congatec group. With this transition, Juergen has taken an active role within congatec as Director Business Development Solutions.

 

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Thomas Exlager, R&D Manager, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH


Thomas Exlager studied Nano-Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen with his Bachelor in 2014 and Master in 2017.
During his studies he focused on optical and electrical characterization methods of Nanomaterials. In 2017 he joined Coatema as R&D Project Manager, coordinating national and European funded projects related to upscaling of roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet processes for sustainable packaging, battery applications and nanoimprint lithography.
In 2020 Thomas changed his role in Coatema to that of a junior scientist, focusing on coating, drying, and structuring processes for thin and thick film applications as well as mathematical process modeling.

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Kira Grefkes, R&D Project Manager, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH

 

Kira Stephan studied Textile Technology at the „Hochschule Niederrhein” University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach. After a practical semester at Coatema in 2020 she did her bachelor thesis with focus on printed electronics onto textiles in 2021. After that she joined Coatema as R&D Project Manager coordinating national and European funded projects related to upscaling of roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet processes for different subjects like sustainable packaging, battery and smart textiles. In almost three years now, she has gained a high expertise in process planning, development and practical implementation of various printing and coating methods as well as laminating.

 

Abstract

 

Erik Kremers

 

 

Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) for batteries, fuel cells, packaging and solar

 

Can you improve the world with a very thin layer, the size of one atom?
Yes we can, we can improve the world
!

 

Imagine the world's highest-quality nanotechnology finding its way into everyday applications.

The lifespan of batteries is increasing, charging becomes faster, and electrolysers for hydrogen can be produced much cheaper and greener. Improving these products has a major impact on the energy transition. 

Thanks to this nano technology; -Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition-, you literally grow layers at atomic level, increasing the efficiency of solar cells, for example, by as much as 10%. 

This nano technology has been successfully applied in the high-quality semiconductor industry since the eighties. We want it to find its way into everyday applications, on a gigantic scale. And we, SALD, a machine and system builder from Eindhoven, have tackled this problem. 

We have embraced the technology and are the first in the world to develop machines and systems that make this accessible for much larger surfaces, and at a low cost.

Our patented machines and systems have been implemented at leading institutes and companies around the world. There the benefits of our technology are recognized and publicized.

We conduct feasibility studies with global technology leaders to validate our technology and later integrate it into their production lines.

We are ready for the large-scale deployment of our production machines, which will serve solar cells, packaging, medicines, batteries, and the automotive industry. This step will lead to significant sales growth, both through machine sales and the supply of raw materials. 

In this way, together with our customers, we contribute to making our planet more sustainable.

 

Evangelos Mekeridis  

 

OPV development to the Giga Fab (Flex2Energy)

 

In the domain of renewable energy, the journey from OPV development to the realization of a Giga Fab is an exciting endeavor that holds the promise of revolutionizing the energy landscape.  

Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) play a pivotal role in this transition. OET, a pioneering company in the field, is leading the charge in OPV technology, representing a significant leap forward from traditional manufacturing practices. 

At the heart of this presentation lies the Flex2Energy project. The project's primary goal is to take OPV technology to the industrial level. It aims to establish an Automated Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Manufacturing Line for OPVs, featuring R2R Printing & Automated Assembly Machines. Robust in-line metrologies for quality control, complemented by industry 4.0 concepts, form the core of this endeavor, ensuring that the path from OPV development to the Giga Fab is not only transformative but also sustainable and widely embraced.

 

Werner Volk  

 

MEA production equipment

 

OPTIMA is known as a well-established machine builder for the packaging industry. In the last few years they transferred key technologies from that area to the manufacturing of fuel cell components. Focus is on web converting with continuous motion processes, and fast stacking of components.

Werner will do a short introduction of the company and their traditional products, markets and technologies, to show the starting point of this new venture. Optima will explain the areas of the technology transfer and were these technologies are applied to in the fuel cell manufacturing process. Challenges of the fuel cell production i.e. tolerances, materials etc. will be highlighted and suitable solutions already applied in the packaging industry will be shown.

It will be explain for which of the production steps and for which speeds Optima can provide suitable machines.

 

Martin Lehmköster  

 

Quality control systems inline for fuel cells

 

 

Dr. Schenk has been manufacturing inspection systems with a focus on web products since 1985. For the inspection of fuel cells, 3 inspection tasks can be performed in one system: Detect local defects such as pinholes and scratches with positional accuracy, monitor measurement tasks such as coating widths and material proberties such as roughness and homogeneity. All this is ensured by the in-house development and production of high-performance smart line scan cameras, LEDs and software. 

 

Dr. Frank Walter  

 

Fuelcell2Print: Digital material deposition for catalyst coated membrane production

 

Printing as a „non-all-over” coating process typically comes into play when designs are complex, like for multimaterial „coatings” or when material waste by i.e. overspray is to be avoided.

When substrates are delicate
contactprinting is often not the preferred process because it is associated with pressure. Pressure on the substrate itself or on a previously applied potentially vulnerable layer.

Digital printing as a printing-form-free process can be contactless- like a coating process- but bear in itself the precision of contact printing while providing complete design freedom, wet on wet print capability and a digital workflow.


Add inks with a wide viscosity range and no restriction on particle size, here is the perfect description of the Heliosonic printing technology.

We enable material savings through precise start-stop printing without compromising on printing speed, gas flow modifications through controlled porosity and channel design, the introduction of printed sensors on a per cell level and last but not least the individual digital coding of every ccm unit.

 

Kai Prahl  

 

Coating Control – intelligent networked edge alignment for renewable energy

 

The coating process is one of the most important and most sensitive production processes in the fuel cell and battery industry. In this process step, the quality, and the production efficiency in the manufacture of a fuel cell or a battery are decided right at the beginning regarding the chemistry used as well as the coating quality and its geometric alignment. These challenges are very similar in both industries.

The battery industry a foil (copper or aluminum) is usually coated by a slot die (slurry). The coating process is either continuous or intermittent. Coating of the upper and lower side of the foil is done either on one side, in tandem or simultaneously and is then rewound after drying. The coating process in the Fuell Cell industry is slightly different. A carrier foil known as a "decal" is coated on a single side using a platinum catalyst or „electrode” using a slot die. Alternatively, the PEM can be directly coated on both sides. Subsequently, the web is dried within a convection oven and re-winded.

Coating control is a predictive inline process control strategy to avoid quality issues before they arise. It includes high precision web guiding systems networked with high performance vision technology to ensure an automatic alignment and the control of top to bottom layer positions.

 

Dr. John Fahlteich  

 

Open innovation in Europe to support green transition of SME and industry

 

European Commission has invested 300 Million Euro to establish 28 thematic Open Innovation Networks which support companies in developing, testing and upscaling of advanced materials for novel, sustainable processes and products. Each of the networks targets a specific key market segment in Europe and provides a unique set of combined expertise, technical facilities and R&D services, which can be accessed through a single point of contact. Small and medium enterprises gain the opportunity to receive discounted access to these facilities through Open Calls for Pilot Projects worth up to 100.000 € and beyond.

 

This talk will review the landscape of these Open Innovation Networks with a focus on coatings, printing and lamination technologies, as well as eco-friendly materials, sustainable plastics and smart and digital solutions. Currently available open calls for pilot cases are reviewed. Success stories illustrate the added value of the innovation networks to the coating industry. KETMarket unites the facilities and services of these Networks into one technology marketplaces and is fully qualified access point to these networks.

 

Prof. Stergios Logothetidis  

 

The need for OPV and Perovskite products made in Europe for solar, batteries and fuel cells

Dr. Pegah Shakeri  

 

Simulation – Digital twin in coating industry

 

Digital twins, virtual replicas of physical coating processes, have emerged as a transformative technology across multiple industries, revolutionizing the way companies approach manufacturing and product development.

 

This presentation will explore the integration of digital twin technology into Coatema's coating and drying processes, showcasing its potential to optimize operations, enhance quality control and streamline innovation, and provide insights into the promising future of the coatings industry and its capacity for innovation.

 

We will also discuss the broader implications of this technology, from promoting sustainability through efficient material usage to the potential for remote monitoring and predictive maintenance.

 

Julian Supe-Dienes  

 

The role of Slitting Technology for reaching Net Zero by 2025 – challenges & chances

 

Due to long term experience in the field of industrial slitting, many production challenges regarding the handling of coated and non-coated non-ferrous metal foils can be addressed with existing technology. New requirements, resulting from the industry´s high quality standards and needed process stability bring up new tasks.

These need to be addressed with latest technology and innovations. It is a must for non-Asian suppliers to adapt to the markets requirements in order to be competitive and to increase market share while reaching for Net Zero targets.

 

 

Dr.-Ing. Simon Britten

 

 

 

 

High efficient diode lasers for drying applications of electrodes and beyond

 

Major challenges in coating processes today are given by the subsequent drying process. Conventional hot air convection approaches result in high footprint / very long oven systems up to 100m and are due to the low energy efficiency responsible for almost 30% of the energy consumption in e.g. battery production process.

In this talk we present a new laser drying solution, where all energy is focused by rectangular laser spots directly into the coating material, without heating of the surroundings. This cold energy transfer allows a highly efficient heat creation inside the material. In combination with remote optics with increased working distance, new possibilities in quality control by thermography are enabled. As there is practically no intensity limitation by laser, also high temperature processes >1000°C can be realized.  

 

 

Christophe Defranoux

 

 

 

Inline quality control system for organic electronics

 

In-line characterization of compositional, electronic and structural properties of advanced thin film solar cells

C.Defranoux, F.Korsos, T.Brigancz

Semilab Co. Ltd.,  Prielle Kornelia 4/A. str., H-1117 Budapest, Hungary

As the result of continuous improvement in the performance of thin film solar cells, especially organic, perovskites and tandem cells, they are now ready for high-volume production. For this, the real challenge is to stabilize the layer quality and ensure high yield. Thus, fast, stable, well established and accurate inline characterization methods are required for the proper production control.

This work consists of the
review of the in-line compatible optical and electro-optical measurement techniques already established or being in development phase to access structural, compositional and electrical performance parameters during the production. Limitations, challenges, and the potential benefit of their in-line usage are discussed in detail via presenting recent results on novel thin-film solar cell layers.

Electrical properties of the various TCO structures, must be checked and control in line using the application of the well-known radio-frequency eddy-current method to acquire the sheet resistance of TCO layers on insulator substrate or newly developed a surface-photovoltage based method which enables the characterization of TCO layers deposited onto the active layers.

Results from inline spectroscopic ellipsometry measurement are presented. It proves to provide rapid (<100ms / data point) and reliable multi-layer characterization of thickness and refractive index of solar cell layers either on solid or flexible substrates in roll-to-roll production. New optical set up with smaller spot and real time focus are also presented.

We report on the ongoing results and concepts of the application of the Imaging photoluminescence (IPL) phenomenon for the process control in thin-film solar cell production. Example on PL emission observed in perovskite layers and cells in a peak around the target bandgap will be shown in addition to the inline IPL obtained on Organic PV cells in the frame work of the Real nano EU project.


The high emission intensity promises the in-line application of spectroscopic PL, PL imaging for production control and especially defect analysis. The results enable to conclude that beyond the uniformity and the compositional information, the PL and IPL measurements are applicable to rate the electrical performance and the quality of organic and perovskite solar cell structures.

 

 

Johannes Schuler

 

 

 

Surface inspection and measurement solutions for web material used in fuel cells

 

Within the battery and fuel cell production quality inspection solutions are the key to ensure save and long-lasting final products. In a variety of different non-contact technologies optical measurement systems are a cost efficient and space saving alternative. By now it is standard practice to use confocal or laser-based measurement methods to ensure the alignment of slot-die systems, inspect coated surface or detect material thickness. Keyence offers a wide range of sensor solutions for any roll to toll processes.

 

Harmen Rooms  

 

Overview of Coatema R&D projects



Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH has been a reliable partner in funded R&D Projects since 2007. Since then, we have developed processes and machinery for a wide variety of applications, cooperating with institutes, universities and companies. In this presentation we will give an overview of projects throughout the years and how we developed processes and machinery in these projects.

 

Jürgen Kreis  

 

Process optimization enabled by Digital Twins

While the term Industry 4.0 has been around for more than 10 years already, all too often the hoped-for promises never became reality. Recognizing that comprehensive data lakes are an indispensable prerequisite for process optimization, Coatema has adopted  the ARENDAR digitalization solution as an optional feature for all product lines. This innovative and powerful connectivity module enables complete, standardized and secure access not only to the machine information itself, but to all relevant process data. Based on an intelligent IoT gateway that integrates seamlessly into virtually any store floor, the ARENDAR solution offers a range of features that allows Coatema's customers to realize the full potential of digital twins. The ARENDAR solution enables Coatema machines to be connected to adjacent processes on the store floor and data to be transferred securely both to the local IT infrastructure and to cloud systems as needed. By putting ALL data (machine information, process conditions, environmental sensors) into a common context, data is transformed into valuable information, creating the holistic data sets needed for more advanced analytics. The presentation will explain the key functionalities and highlight the numerous possibilities using examples from different industries.

 

 

 

 

21st Symposium in 2022

Program

Program Day I – Focus Battery, Fuel cell
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

 

9.30 am
    Registration for Masterclasses Coating (theory and practice)
10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Masterclasses slot die coating and drying
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Exlager, Dr. Julian Koc-Richter, Harmen Rooms, Kira Stephan
12.30 pm – 1.15 pm   Lunch break
1.15 am – 1.45 pm New developments in coating, printing and laminating
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Kolbusch, Director Sales, Marketing, Technology, VP
1.45 pm – 2.15 pm

New technologies in fuel cells
FRAUNHOFER ISE,
Dr.-Ing. Roman Keding, Research production fuel cell

2.15 pm – 2.45 pm Laser drying of battery electrodes
FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT FÜR LASERTECHNIK ILT,
Delil Demir, Research associate
2.45 pm – 3.15 pm Process control – Proactive error prevention strategy for web-material production processes
BST GMBH, Klaus Hamacher, Director New Business Development
3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Measurement solutions for electrodes and fuel cell components
KEYENCE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, Johannes Schuler, Business Development Optical Inline Metrology
3.45 pm – 4.00 pm Coffee break
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm   Overview on the trials in the afternoon
4.30 pm – 5.45 pm  


Trials:
Trial 01 – Slot die theory (mistakes during slot die coating, meniscus fracture, chatter marks, particles)
Trial 02 –
Fuel cell coating


Supplier exhibition

Helmut Fischer: XRF Measurement of fuel cell inks
Keyence: Fuel cell paste: Thickness measurements
Sequip: Particle analytics under process conditions
BST: What is needed for intermittent coatings – Layer inspection and coating control
Netzsch: Pumping and dosing systems

5.45 pm – 6.00 pm   Panel discussion
Tuesday evening
6.00 pm Shuttle to conference event
6.30 pm Get-together Dinner – Venue: Culinario, Römerstraße 40, 41539 Dormagen

 

Program Day II – Focus Fuel cell, Measuring technologies industry 4.0
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

 

9.00 am
    Welcome
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Kolbusch – Director Sales, Marketing, Technology, VP
9.15 am – 9.45 am
MEA production equipment
OPTIMA LIFE SCIENCE GMBH, Werner Volk, Business Development Manager
9.45 am – 10.15 am   IoT Gateway for Industry 4.0
ARENDAR IT SECURITY, Jürgen Kreis, Managing Director
10.15 am – 10.45 am   In-line monitoring platinum content for fuel cells membranes with XRF
HELMUT FISCHER GMBH, Dr. Marcus Glaum, Sales Inline Solutions
10.45 am – 11.00 am   Coffee break
11.00 am – 11.30 am Intelligent automation-cloud communication enables evolving production services
OFFCODE OY, Antti Takaluoma, Senior Specialist
11.30 am – 12.00 pm

Characterization of slurry and inks – Particle analytics under process conditions
SEQUIP S&E GMBH
, Friedel H. Schwartz

12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Sustainable pumps for battery production
NETZSCH PUMPEN & SYSTEME GMBH, Dominik Sinseder, Application Engineer
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch break
1.30 pm – 2.00 pm Overview on Coatema R&D projects
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Harmen Rooms, Manager R&D
2.00 pm – 2.45 pm  


Trials:
Trial 01 – Intermittent battery coatings

 

Supplier exhibition
Helmut Fischer: XRF Measurement of fuel cell inks
Keyence: Fuel cell paste: Thickness measurements
Sequip: Particle analytics under process conditions
BST: What is needed for intermittent coatings – Layer inspection and coating control
Netzsch: Pumping and dosing systems

2.45 pm – 3.00 pm   Q&A and closing remarks

Speaker

Thomas Kolbusch

 

 

Thomas Kolbusch, Vice President, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH
Thomas Kolbusch is Vice President of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, an equipment manufacturing company for coating, printing and laminating solutions located in Dormagen, Germany.

He is member of the board of the OE-A (Organic Electronic Association) in Germany, a global association for printed electronics.

He serves in the advisory board of Fraunhofer ITA institute.

He served as member of the board of COPT.NRW, a local association in Germany, as well as exhibition chair of the LOPEC in Munich for five years. Thomas is active in the field of fuel cells, batteries, printed electronics, photovoltaics and medical applications. He organizes the international Coatema Coating Symposium for over 19 years and represents Coatema in a number of public funded German and European projects.
Thomas Kolbusch studied Business Economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and got his degree as business economist in 1997. He started his career at 3M, Germany. Since 1999 he is working for Coatema Coating Machinery in different positions.

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Dr.-Ing. Roman Keding, Research production fuel cell, FRAUNHOFER ISE

 Roman Keding studied microsystems engineering at the institute of microsystems engineering (IMTEK) of the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg im Breisgau (2005 – 2011). During his bachelor (2008), master (2010) and doctoral thesis (2011 – 2015) – which he prepared at the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg – he received detailed knowledge on industrially relevant processes. Since 2015, Roman Keding is leading the group „process integration” and the field of work „production research of fuel cells” at ISE, where he is responsible for the integration of processes into emerging cell technologies.

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Delil Demir, Research associate, FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT FÜR LASERTECHNIK ILT

Delil Idris Demir is a research associate at Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. He graduated with a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from TH Köln and is currently researching the challenges and opportunities of fast laser drying of battery electrodes.

Klaus Hamacher

 

 

 

Klaus Hamacher, Director New Business Development, BST GMBH

  • Over 34 years of worldwide cultural experience in the international business of optical inline quality assurance systems for web material production processes.
  • More than two decades of experience in global sales and business development of new strategic markets and customers.
  • Further focus on systematic development and implementation of large global customers into strategic key accounts.
  • Today, global responsibility for the new business development for the BST, with focus on Rechargeable Battery, Fuel Cell, Printed Electronics and Solar manufacturing Industries.

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Johannes Schuler, Business Development Optical Inline Metrology, KEYENCE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

2020 - today Business Development „New Energy” - Keyence Deutschland GmbH
2017 - 2020  Sales Engineer for Optical Measurement Technology - Keyence Deutschland GmbH
2013 - 2017  Master study „Industrial Engineering” - University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen
2010 - 2013  Dual Bachelor studies „Business Administration” - Leibniz University of Applied Sciences Hannover in cooperation with Robert BOSCH GmbH

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Werner Volk, Business Development Manager, OPTIMA LIFE SCIENCE GMBH
Mechanical engineer (Dipl-Ing. FH) and MBA
Since 24 years in packaging machinery manufacturing.
Focus of the technology transfer of processes into the production of MEAs and stacks.

 JurgenKreis

 

 

Jürgen Kreis, Managing Director, ARENDAR IT SECURITY
With degrees in electrical engineering and industrial engineering, Juergen has more than 25 years of experience managing business units and companies for complex technology solutions. He has a broad technical understanding and resilient networks in semiconductors, electrical and optical metrology, machine vision, computer science, AI, nano-materials, and other areas.

With his own consulting company MARU International Business Consulting he has been working as a consultant for medium-sized companies since 2010. Addressed topics include the development of international sales organizations (esp. for Asian and NAFTA markets), M&A projects, identification of new technologies and suppliers, restructuring and intercultural competence. Since spring 2021, he is supporting Arendar IT-Security GmbH, responsible for sales and marketing as well as business development.

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Dr. Marcus Glaum, Sales Inline Solutions, HELMUT FISCHER GMBH
Dr. Marcus Glaum holds a degree in chemistry and has been working in sales at Helmut Fischer, a leading manufacturer of measuring instruments, since 2003.
He is an expert in the field of coating thickness measurement with X-ray fluorescence.
He is responsible for the sales of automated measurement solutions and supports his sales colleagues worldwide in automation projects in the field of coating thickness measurements.
The main focus of the projects is on applications in the electronics and semiconductor industry as well as in the photovoltaics sector.
But also, for some time now, in the field of fuel cells.
Today Dr. Glaum reports on how the platinum content of membranes for fuel cells can be monitored in-line.
Please look forward to his lecture: "In-line Monitoring Pt Content for Fuel Cells Membranes with XRF".

 

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Antti Takaluoma, Senior Specialist, OFFCODE OY
I have a strong background in embedded electronics and software from the last millennium. At beginning of 2000 I was researching at Nokia of areas of Near Field Communications (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Power (BLE). 2003, I join Avantone Oy, as a development head. Avantone Oy was one of the first commercial Printed Intelligence companies, with customers of global brands. Since 2007 I have been working at Offcode studying and researching the technical aspects that printed electronics, especially ones related to R2R process. Now at Offcode I'm driving the development of the 3rd generation Arcos -registration control system and the related products.

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Harmen Rooms, Manager R&D, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH
Harmen Rooms studied Applied Physics at the Fontys University in Eindhoven and received his Bachelor degree in 2003.
He worked at Philips N.V. in the field of electrooptical characterization of OLED devices and at OTB as measurement and analysis engineer. At TNO and Holst Centre he continued his work on OLEDs but also focused on modelling and optical simulations. During this time, he participated in the European Multiscale Modelling Platform (MMP) project. Harmen Rooms has co-initiated and worked on several local and European projects like CPV4All (Setting up pilot production of concentrated PV modules) and Clean4Yield (in-line measurement and yield control in Roll-to-Roll applications).
In 2018 he joined Coatema as Head of R&D Projects where he leads a team for coordination and execution of funded projects.

 

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Stefan Weigl, Development positive displacement pumps, NETZSCH PUMPEN & SYSTEME GMBH

2008: Graduation in Mechanical Engineering at the OTH Regensburg (Dipl.-Ing FH)
2009 - 2017: Development of rotary lobe pumps at NETZSCH Pumps & Systems GmbH
Since 2017: Head of the Positive Displacement Pump Development Team at NETZSCH Pumps & Systems GmbH

 

 

Friedel Schwartz   

Friedel H. Schwartz

1989 Foundation of MTS and cooperation with Sequip
1993 Founding of Sequip S & E GmbH
1996 First customers and development partners: BAYER, Merck, Beiersdorf, BASF, University of Regensburg; Shell,
1999 Patent Grant Granted FBRM and autofocus
2000 to 2
020 Start of over 100 research projects
2005 First orders for Battery Slurry

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Thomas Exlager studied Nano-Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen with his Bachelor in 2014 and Master in 2017.
During his studies he focused on optical and electrical characterization methods of Nanomaterials. In 2017 he joined Coatema as R&D Project Manager, coordinating national and European funded projects related to upscaling of roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet processes for sustainable packaging, battery applications and nanoimprint lithography.
In 2020 Thomas changed his role in Coatema to that of a junior scientist, focusing on coating, drying, and structuring processes for thin and thick film applications as well as mathematical process modeling.

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  Kira Stephan, R&D Project Manager, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH

Kira Stephan studied Textile Technology at the „Hochschule Niederrhein” University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach. After a practical semester at Coatema in 2020 she did her bachelor thesis with focus on printed electronics onto textiles in 2021. After that she joined Coatema as R&D Project Manager coordinating national and European funded projects related to upscaling of roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet processes for different subjects like sustainable packaging, battery and smart textiles. In almost three years now, she has gained a high expertise in process planning, development and practical implementation of various printing and coating methods as well as laminating.

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Julian Koc-Richter, R&D Project Manager, COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH

Julian Koc-Richter studied Chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum and received his Ph.D. in 2019. During his studies he focused on the development and characterization of ultralow fouling polymer coatings for medical and marine applications.

In 2020 he joined Coatema as R&D Project Manager and coordinates national and European funded projects related to roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet processes for organic electronic devices, sustainable packaging and battery applications.

 

Abstract

Thomas Kolbusch   New developments in coating, printing and laminating

Dr. Roman Keding  

 

New technologies in fuel cells

The talk will be on working principles of PEM fuel cells and production research at Fraunhofer ISE, where indirect CCM technologies with flatbed screen printing of catalyst inks are in focus. In addition, ongoing research on rotary screen printing and slot-die processing is demonstrated.

 

Delil Demir  

 

Laser drying of battery electrodes

Laser-based drying of electrodes in the manufacturing of Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs) is a forward-looking technology that can solve many challenges of modern battery production, such as reducing the footprint of drying modules and optimizing the energy efficiency of the drying process.

 

Klaus Hamacher  

 

Process control – Proactive error prevention strategy for web-material production processes

 

Process control is fundamental in web-based production processes. This requires not only the use of suitable sensor technology, but also an intelligent networking of inline quality assurance systems with predictive control principles to prevent quality deviations before they occur.

 

 

Johannes Schuler  

 

Measurement solutions for electrodes and fuel cell components


Within the battery and fuel cell production quality inspection solutions are the key to ensure save and long-lasting final products. In a variety of different non-contact technologies optical measurement systems are a cost efficient and space saving alternative. By now it is standard practice to use confocal or laser-based measurement methods to ensure the alignment of slot-die systems, inspect coated surface or detect material thickness. Keyence offers a wide range of sensor solutions for any roll to toll processes.

Werner Volk  

 

MEA production equipment

OPTIMA is known as a well-established machine builder for the packaging industry. In the last few years they transferred key technologies from that area to the manufacturing of fuel cell components. Focus is on web converting with continuous motion processes, and fast stacking of components.

Werner will do a short introduction of the company and their traditional products, markets and technologies, to show the starting point of this new venture. Optima will explain the areas of the technology transfer and were these technologies are applied to in the fuel cell manufacturing process. Challenges of the fuel cell production i.e. tolerances, materials etc. will be highlighted and suitable solutions already applied in the packaging industry will be shown.

It will be explain for which of the production steps and for which speeds Optima can provide suitable machines.

 

Jürgen Kreis  

 

Process optimization enabled by Digital Twins While the term Industry 4.0 has been around for more than 10 years already, all too often the hoped-for promises never became reality. Recognizing that comprehensive data lakes are an indispensable prerequisite for process optimization, Coatema has adopted  the ARENDAR digitalization solution as an optional feature for all product lines. This innovative and powerful connectivity module enables complete, standardized and secure access not only to the machine information itself, but to all relevant process data. Based on an intelligent IoT gateway that integrates seamlessly into virtually any store floor, the ARENDAR solution offers a range of features that allows Coatema's customers to realize the full potential of digital twins. The ARENDAR solution enables Coatema machines to be connected to adjacent processes on the store floor and data to be transferred securely both to the local IT infrastructure and to cloud systems as needed. By putting ALL data (machine information, process conditions, environmental sensors) into a common context, data is transformed into valuable information, creating the holistic data sets needed for more advanced analytics. The presentation will explain the key functionalities and highlight the numerous possibilities using examples from different industries.

 

Dr. Marcus Glaum  

 

In-line Monitoring of the Platinum Content for Fuel Cells Membranes with XRF

Platinum and PGMs are essential for the proper functioning of fuel cells. The Pt content of catalyst layers can be easily monitored in-line using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. In this way, the quality of the catalyst layer can be ensured, and precious metal consumption and costs can be optimised.

 

Antti Takaluoma  

 

Intelligent automation-cloud communication enables evolving production services

 

Here we discuss the option where the production system has open communication interfaces. Each individual process application is managed from cloud, while the process objects are executing in real-time at the physical process. For process integrator this offers a nice distribution of responsibilities. For process application owners this opens the ability to manage/develop fleets of products without visiting sites. The process owner will gain additional benefits for production specific data. This data opens opportunities for a new data processing service business.

 

Harmen Rooms  

 

Overview of Coatema R&D projects

Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH has been a reliable partner in funded R&D Projects since 2007. Since then, we have developed processes and machinery for a wide variety of applications, cooperating with institutes, universities and companies. In this presentation we will give an overview of projects throughout the years and how we developed processes and machinery in these projects.

 

Stefan Weigl  

 

Sustainable pumps for battery production

Progressing Cavity pumps are commonly used for coating applications. Demanding requirements can be seen in battery production especially for slot die coating. NETZSCH is the supplier for highly sophisticated and sustainable positive displacement pumps to ensure continuous high process quality.

 

Friedel H. Schwartz  

Characterization of slurry and inks – Particle analytics under process conditions

  • Return on investment from real-time measurements
  • in particulate systems
  • in the original concentrations, as undiluted as possible
  • directly in the process

 

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20th Symposium in 2021

Program

Program
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

 

10.00 am – 10.25 am 
    Welcome
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Kolbusch / Director Sales, Marketing, Technology, VP
10.25 am – 10.50 am
 

Spatial ALD: from Lab to Fab
SALD Netherlands, Erik Kremers, CTO / System Architect

10.50 am – 11.15 am  

NIR use in renewable technologies
LAMBDA TECHNOLOGY GERMANY, Gunther Ackermann / Managing Director

11.15 am – 11.35 am  

Live streaming:  Fuel cell ink coating at Coatema R&D centre

11.35 am – 11.45 am   Coffee break
11.45 am – 12.10 pm
 

New era of web tension PROFILE monitoring in coating lines
FMS FORCE MEASURING SYSTEMS AG SWITZERLAND, Jörg Inhelder/ CEO

12.10 pm – 12.35 pm
 

Flexographic printing for technology markets and converting
KROENERT GMBH GERMANY, Andrea Glawe / Regional Sales Director

12.35 pm – 1.00 pm
 

HyFab – PEM FC MEA production research at Fraunhofer ISE
FRAUNHOFER ISE FREIBURG GERMANY, Linda Ney / Process Integration – Structuring and Metallization

1.00 pm – 1.30 pm Panel discussion
1.30 pm – 1.50 pm   Lunch break
1.50 pm – 2.15 pm  

Coatema Industry 4.0 solutions
ARENDAR IT-SECURITY GMBH GERMANY, Jürgen Kreis

2.15 pm – 2.35 pm  

Live streaming: Slot die coating trials at Coatema R&D centre

2.35 pm – 3.00 pm  

Industry 4.0 – Artificial intelligence for control of coating processes
PANDA GMBH GERMANY, Michael Welsch / Managing Director and Head of AI

3.00 pm – 3.25 pm  

Drying technologies
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH GERMANY, Thomas Exlager / R&D Manager

3.25 pm – 3.50 pm   Smart Glazing
TESA SE GERMANY, Dr. Daniel Klier / Lab Manager R&D Technology Center
3.50 pm – 4.10 pm

Live streaming: Registration trials at Coatema R&D centre

4.10 pm – 4.35 pm  

Pushing the boundaries of registration alignment using IoT and data analysis
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH GERMANY, Harmen Rooms / Manager R&D and Dr. Julian Koc-Richter / R&D Manager

4.35 pm – 4.50 pm   Panel discussion
4.50 pm – 5.10 pm   Closing Remarks / Q&A
Thomas Kolbusch / Director Sales, Marketing, Technology, VP and all

 

Speaker

Thomas Kolbusch  

Thomas Kolbusch, Vice President, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

Thomas Kolbusch is Vice President of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, an equipment manufacturing company for coating, printing and laminating solutions located in Dormagen, Germany.

He is member of the board of the OE-A (Organic Electronic Association) in Germany, a global association for printed electronics.

He serves in the advisory board of Fraunhofer ITA institute.

He served as member of the board of COPT.NRW, a local association in Germany, as well as exhibition chair of the LOPEC in Munich for five years. Thomas is active in the field of fuel cells, batteries, printed electronics, photovoltaics and medical applications. He organizes the international Coatema Coating Symposium for over 19 years and represents Coatema in a number of public funded German and European projects.
Thomas Kolbusch studied Business Economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and got his degree as business economist in 1997. He started his career at 3M, Germany. Since 1999 he is working for Coatema Coating Machinery in different positions.
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Erik Kremers, CTO / System Architect

After studying Mechatronics in 1997 Erik became involved in various High Tech Systemprojects in the semiconductor market and industrial printing developments. Here hegained a lot of experience with high accuracy positioning systems and fast industrialrobots. In 2012 Erik switched as a system architect to SoLayTec. In addition to thetechnical challenges as CTO, he is gradually more and more involved with organizationaland business challenges, which has led to the establishment of SALD.

Gunther Ackermann   

 

Gunther Ackermann

 

 Inhelder Jorg FMS  

Jörg Inhelder, CEO

Born November 1960 in Zürich
Schools in Zürich area
1980 – 1984 ETH Zürich Msc Electrical
1985 – 1987 Reliance Electric (now Rockwell) development of DC and AC drives with first power transistors
1988 head of force measuring department at FAG Kugelfischer in Zürich
1993 buyout of department, establish FMS Force Measuring Systems AG
Since then CEO of FMS Force Measuring Systems AG

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Andrea Glawe, Regional Sales Director Asia-Pacific

Mrs. Andrea Glawe graduated in 1992 with the Master degree for „Technical textiles and process engineering“ at the Technical University of Chemnitz. She started her career as scientific assistant and project for the Textile Research Institute Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. Greiz between and worked there until 2001.

From 2001 to 2011 she worked as Deputy Sales Director with responsibility for technical sales and project management at Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH in Dormagen.

Between 2011 and 2012 she took her responsibility as R&D leader DRYTEC GmbH & Co KG in Norderstedt.

Between February 2012 and September 2015 Andrea Glawe worked as Director R&D for all R&D activities of the KROENERT group in Hamburg and was responsible for Business Development. Since October 2015 she is responsible as Regional Sales Director for the Asian / Pacific market at KROENERT.

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Linda Ney, Dipl.-Ing. Process Integration: Structuring and Metallization, Production Technology: Structuring and Metallization (PSM) 

 

Linda Ney received her diploma in the field of renewable energy systems from the technical university of Dresden. Since 2017 she works at Fraunhofer ISE, focusing on the optimization of screens for solar cell manufacturing. In 2019 she started her PhD about the development of industry-related production processes for PEM-fuel cells, as well as evaluating the composition and rheology of catalyst inks and pastes.

 

 JurgenKreis  

Dr. Jürgen Kreis

With degrees in electrical engineering and industrial engineering, Juergen has more than 25 years of experience managing business units and companies for complex technology solutions. He has a broad technical understanding and resilient networks in semiconductors, electrical and optical metrology, machine vision, computer science, AI, nano-materials, and other areas.

With his own consulting company MARU International Business Consulting he has been working as a consultant for medium-sized companies since 2010.  Addressed topics include the development of international sales organizations (esp. for Asian and NAFTA markets), M&A projects, identification of new technologies and suppliers, restructuring and intercultural competence. Since spring 2021, he is supporting Arendar IT-Security GmbH, responsible for sales and marketing as well as business development.

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Michael Welsch, CEO

Michael Welsch, is co-founder, CEO and head of AI at PANDA. After his mechanical engineering degrees, he worked in the automotive sector in the areas of development, failure analysis and process optimization and moved from there into research. In 2016, he started developing a new machine learning approach for monitoring and analyzing production processes, which led eventually to the spin-off of PANDA GmbH in 2018. PANDA GmbH specializes in the integration of AI in industrial manufacturing.

 

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Thomas Exlager, R&D Manager
Thomas Exlager studied Nano-Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen with his Bachelor in 2014 and Master in 2017.
During his studies he focused on optical and electrical characterization methods of Nanomaterials. In 2017 he joined Coatema as R&D Project Manager, coordinating national and European funded projects related to upscaling of roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet processes for sustainable packaging, battery applications and nanoimprint lithography.
In 2020 Thomas changed his role in Coatema to that of a junior scientist, focusing on coating, drying, and structuring processes for thin and thick film applications as well as mathematical process modeling.

 

   

 

Dr. Daniel Klier

 

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Harmen Rooms, Manager R&D
Harmen Rooms studied Applied Physics at the Fontys University in Eindhoven and received his Bachelor degree in 2003.
He worked at Philips N.V. in the field of electrooptical characterization of OLED devices and at OTB as measurement and analysis engineer. At TNO and Holst Centre he continued his work on OLEDs but also focused on modelling and optical simulations. During this time, he participated in the European Multiscale Modelling Platform (MMP) project. Harmen Rooms has co-initiated and worked on several local and European projects like CPV4All (Setting up pilot production of concentrated PV modules) and Clean4Yield (in-line measurement and yield control in Roll-to-Roll applications).
In 2018 he joined Coatema as Head of R&D Projects where he leads a team for coordination and execution of funded projects.

 

 

Abstract

Erik Kremers

 

 

Spatial ALD from Lab to Fab

In all growth markets, maximum throughput at the lowest possible costs is essential for success!

SALD has developed a unique technology that makes this possible, which is protected by several patents. This technology has been incorporated into a compact machine that can be used for research as well as for small-scale production. It does not matter which material is involved: battery electrode, solar cell, OLED or foil. Moreover, SALD is the only company in the world that has the expertise to subsequently quickly and reliably upscale the Spatial ALD technology to high volume production.
In Spatial ALD (SALD) precursors are continuously supplied in different locations and kept apart by an inert gas region or zone. Film growth is achieved by exposing the substrate to the locations containing the different precursors. The process is very fast and compatible with fast-throughput techniques such as roll-to-roll (R2R), and is versatile and cheap to scale up. In addition, one of the main assets of SALD is that it can be performed at ambient pressure and even in the open air, while not compromising the deposition rate.

 

Gunther Ackermann  




Jörg Inhelder  

 

New era of web tension PROFILE monitoring in coating lines

Measurement of tension in web materials is well known since decades. The development focus was on precision of the loadcells and amplifiers with higher resolution, shorter cycle times and communication interfaces. State of the art is one loadcell on each side of an idler roller. Evaluation in the electronic unit can be sum / average of both signals or also independent evaluation of left/right signals. This allows an accurate measurement of the (overall) tension in a web. But it does not give any information about the lateral distribution of tension across the web. Although very often a web material does not have the same properties across the web (humidity in the material, thickness = gauge etc).

With production processes requiring tighter and tighter tolerances this information is no longer sufficient. Especially with wider webs one needs to ensure that the material properties are the same all over the web width. This can be measured by a multitude of loadcells across the web. With such a measurement (monitoring) device it is possible to do a real-time analysis of the tension profile / distribution across the web. You can also detect loose edges, one-side tension concentration, repeating patterns over time / length. This measurement is the base for improving previous (upstream) processes and in addition it allows the qualification of different rolls according to their consistency of tension across the web. The operator can influence the process based on the measurements (web guiding, banana rollers etc) and also document the results through standard interfaces. This new system, the FMS-segFORCE introduces a new era of web tension profile monitoring.

 

Andrea Glawe  

 

Flexo graphic printing for technology markets and converting

Flexibility and challenging solutions are required for coating lines. Printing processes are often integrated in converting lines to give added value to the machine. Logo print in silicone release liner coating lines is a standard solution and even pattern silicone application is realized within fast running coating lines. And flexo printing processes are used in challenging applications too such as design application for battery electrodes and even printed electronics applications. KROENERT will give with the presentation an overview about flexo graphic printing technology and application samples for high-speed converting machines but also for high-end solutions like printed electronics.

 

Linda Ney  

 

HyFab PEM fuel cell MEA production research at ISE

Today’s PEM fuel cell catalyst production research addresses the challenges of upscaling and optimizing the fabrication process, which includes increasing throughput rates while maintaining quality demands. Within the project HyFab we are addressing these challenges and establish production related competences in the field of hydrogen technologies together with the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). At Fraunhofer ISE, we are investigating the whole production line coming from the catalyst ink, applying flatbed screen printing and the transfer process to manufacture membrane electrode assemblies. Different ex-situ quality control measurements are shown to evaluate correlations of coated catalyst layer and catalyst ink properties. Finally, the fabricated fuel cells are characterized electrochemically during operation.

 

 

 

Dr. Jürgen Kreis

 

   
Michael Welsch    
Thomas Exlager  

 

Drying Technologies 

Industrial drying processes are generally driven empirically and finding the right drying conditions can be resource and time consuming. A general reduction in cost can be accomplished by understanding the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer to model the drying process and find a suiting starting point for empirical trials. Furthermore, general benchmarking of different drying methods (optical, convective, …) can be estimated through process modelling. This talk will cover the fundamentals and the application of high-performance convection drying and the advantages and disadvantages of optical drying methods in comparison. In addition, typical drying defects and their origin will be discussed as well as the advantages of typical solvents in ink formulation regarding the drying process.

 

 

Dr. Daniel Klier

 

   
Harmen Rooms

 

 

FP22 – Registration Offcode / VTT and data analysis (Brunel)

In the industry of printed electronics alignment of the printed structures is a mandatory aspect. The goal is to achieve registration alignment of 10 micrometer or better in the coming years. For more than 10 years, Coatema is working together with Offcode Oy. as a strategic partner to develop a registration system that meets the needs of the printed electronics industry. As part of several funded projects, such as REGAC, Smartonics, Supersmart and OLED Solar, Coatema has been working to improve the alignment accuracy by improving its machinery design. Now with advances in data collection of different conditions such as temperature, humidity and vibration, data analysis can be performed and will be the used to understand the error causes even better, thereby moving toward the needed accuracy for e.g. printed transistors.

 


 

 

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19th Symposium in 2020

Program

Program
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

 

10.00 am – 10.25 am 
    Welcome
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Thomas Kolbusch – Vice President



10.25 am – 10.50 am
  Intermittent slot die coating of low viscous liquids
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH GERMANY, Dr. Klaus-Peter Crone



10.50 am – 11.15 am   High speed inkjet printing – A system integration perspective
NTS EINDHOVEN NETHERLANDS, Phd Shahzad Khan



11.15 am – 11.25 am   Video: Process Part Easycoater



11.25 am – 11.35 am   Coffee break



11.35 am – 12.00 pm
  Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition, and its application in Li-ion Batteries
HOLST CENTRE / TNO NETHERLANDS, PhD, MBA Sandeep Unnikrishnan



12.00 pm – 12.25 pm
  Nanocellulose as sustainable packaging substrates
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH GERMANY, Dr. Dimitrios Kourkoulos



12.25 pm – 12.50 pm
  Wearable patches for vital sign monitoring
HOLST CENTRE / TNO NETHERLANDS, Ing. Milan Saalmink



12.50 pm – 1.20 pm   Panel discussion



1.20 pm – 1.23 pm   Video: Process Part Smartcoater



1.25 pm – 1.50 pm   Lunch break



1.50 pm – 2.15 pm   FF2S – Intelligent packaging
FRAUNHOFER FEP GERMANY, Dr. John Fahlteich



2.15 pm – 2.40 pm   Fuel cell converting technologies
OPTIMA PACKAGING GERMANY, Werner Volk



2.40 pm – 3.05 pm   Integrated functions from the line – smart composites manufactured continuously
RWTH AACHEN GERMANY, Prof. Thomas Gries



3.05 pm – 3.35 pm   Panel discussion



3.35 am – 3.38 pm   Video: Process Part Click&Coat



3.40 pm – 4.05 pm   Enabling intelligence in nano-manufacturing of
organic & printed electronics by in-line metrology and control

ARISTOTELE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, Asst. Prof. Argiris Laskarakis



4.05 pm – 4.30 pm   New drying technologies
DRYTEC NORDERSTEDT GERMANY, Dipl.-Ing. Nikolaus Gröhl



4.30 pm – 4.45 pm   Closing Remarks / Q&A
Thomas Kolbusch / all

Speaker

Thomas Kolbusch  

Thomas Kolbusch, Vice President, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

Thomas Kolbusch is Vice President of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, an equipment manufacturing company for coating, printing and laminating solutions located in Dormagen, Germany.

He is member of the board of the OE-A (Organic Electronic Association) in Germany, a global association for printed electronics.

He serves in the advisory board of Fraunhofer ITA institute.

He served as member of the board of COPT.NRW, a local association in Germany, as well as exhibition chair of the LOPEC in Munich for five years. Thomas is active in the field of fuel cells, batteries, printed electronics, photovoltaics and medical applications. He organizes the international Coatema Coating Symposium for over 19 years and represents Coatema in a number of public funded German and European projects.
Thomas Kolbusch studied Business Economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and got his degree as business economist in 1997. He started his career at 3M, Germany. Since 1999 he is working for Coatema Coating Machinery in different positions.

Klaus Peter Crone

 

 

Dr. Klaus Peter Crone

Klaus Peter Crone received his PhD in physics and astronomy from University Bonn in 1984. As head of the divisions „process analysis 2” at Bayer AG and „measurement and analysis” at Agfaphoto GmbH he developed customized coating and analysis techniques for the photographic and pharmaceutical industry. Since 2009 as head of R&D at Coatema he focused on various coating and drying techniques especially slot die coating. Retired in 2015 he now works at Coatema for R&D and special tasks.

Shahzad Khan  

Dr. Shahzad Khan

Shahzad Khan graduated with BSc in Physics, MSc in Electronics and PhD in Mechatronics Engineering in 1999, 2001 and 2008 respectively and has more than 18 years of experience in high tech industries (semiconductor, healthcare, automotive, digital printing).
For the past 8 years, he is working at NTS as Sr. Business Developer for support customer who are looking for customized industrial inkjet printer or printer modules.

Sandeep Unnikrishnan  

 

Dr. Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Dr. Sandeep Unnikrishnan is the R&D Program Manager for next generation battery technology development. He has an engineering background on manufacturing technology, and later did his PhD on micro structured fuel cells. He has more than 17 years’ experience in technology development for multitude of devices, including organic electronics, fuel-cells and batteries. He has filed over 20 patents, authored 17 publications in peer reviewed journals, and several more conference publications. In 2016, he complemented his technical expertise with business knowhow by completing an executive MBA.

Dr Dimitrios Kourkoulos    

 

Dr. Dimitrios Kourkoulos

Dr. Dimitrios Kourkoulos studied Chemistry at the University of Cologne and received his diploma in 2006. During his Ph.D.-studies that he completed in 2015 he focused on the characterisation and optimization of solution processed thin film devices. He worked as a Project & Technology Manager at the COPT Centre, a German research and technology transfer institute. During this time, he coordinated and participated in several national founded projects with a focus on printed electronics and the analysis of surface and coating defects. In 2019 he joined Coatema as R&D Project Manager and coordinates national and European funded projects related to upscaling of roll-to-roll and roll-to-sheet processes for sustainable packaging, battery applications and nanoimprint lithography.

Milan Saalmink HolstCentre    

 

Ing. Milan Saalmink

Milan Saalmink received his BSc in Polymer Chemistry in 2000 at the Fontys University of Applied Science Venlo, the Netherlands. After finishing his internship in 2000, he joined Philips Research to work on polymer-based thin films. Application of these films were in LCD displays, multilayer data storage, microcontact printing and a number of projects on sensor applications. In 2007, he joined TNO as a process engineer on integration technologies. Since 2015 he is working as a senior process engineer on hybrid printed electronics, in the field of wearable electronics. Within the wearable electronics team, technologies and applications for medical patches and integration of electronics into garment are developed.

 

 

Dr John Fahlteich  

Dr. John Fahlteich

Dr. John Fahlteich (male) was born 1981 and graduated from the University of Leipzig with a diploma in physics in 2005. In 2010, he earned a PhD from the Technical University of Chemnitz with a thesis about vacuum deposited permeation barrier layers.
In total, he has now 15 years of experience in Roll-to-Roll Thin Film Coating on Plastic Web. John is a Research Group Leader in the Business Unit „Plasma Technology” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden, Germany.
As of today, he published over 40 papers, conference contributions and patents as well as three book chapters in the field. John is currently principal consortium coordinator of three Horizon 2020 funded EU Projects (Switch2Save, NanoQI, and the Open Innovation Test Bed FlexFunction2Sustain).

Werner Volk  

 

Werner Volk

Education: Diplom Ingenieur (FH) Maschinenbau, MBA

More than 20 years of experience in packaging machines. Looking for new applications and technology transfer from packing to manufacturing and stacking of fuel cells etc.

Positions:

  • Mechanical Designer at ebm-Papst (Fan and motor manufacturer)
  • Mechanical Design
    Project Engineering and Project Mangement at Kugler (Packaging machines)
  • Sales and Project Mangagement at Harro Höfliger (Packaging machines)
  • Product Management
    Director New Applications at OPTIMA (Packaging Machines)
Prof Thomas Gries    

 

Prof. Thomas Gries

Thomas Gries, born in Cologne, Germany, in 1964, studied at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He holds a diploma degree in mechanical engineering and economics and a doctorate in mechanical engineering.

From 1995 to 2001, he worked at Lurgi Zimmer AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, at the Department of Technologies for Fibres&Textiles in leading positions.

From April 2001 onwards, he is Director of the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University. The honoris causa Professorship of Lomonossow University is the most distinguished scientific award of Russia given for his achievement of tailored reinforcements.

The ITA was established in 1934 and is one of the world’s leading research establishments. Its fields of research consist in man-made fibre technology, staple fibre processing, fabric production, technical textiles & composites, medical textiles & biomaterials as well as in smart textiles & joining technologies. With a budget of 15 million € and a staff consisting of 110 scientists, 65 technicians and administration staff and more than 200 graduate researchers ITA is leading in the digitalization of the textile sector.

 

Thomas Gries presently is

  • Member of National Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (acatech),
  • Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Science,
  • Member of the scientific advisory committee of the “Zukunftsinitiative Textile NRW (ZiTex)” and other institutions,
  • Evaluator DFG (German Research Foundation) as well as of other national and international project funding organisations,
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH),
  • Member of editorial board of several highly ranked scientific journals and conferences
ALASKARAKIS    

 

Asst. Prof. Argiris Laskarakis

Head of the Organic Electronics Group of Nanotechnology Lab LTFN

Asst. Prof. A. Laskarakis has graduated from the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He finalized his PhD at 2005, and his Thesis is focused on the investigation of the optical properties of inorganic and organic nanostructured materials for advanced applications.

He is specialist in Flexible Organic & Printed Electronics nanomaterials (organic semiconductors, transparent electrodes, barriers for encapsulation) and devices (e.g. organic photovoltaics, organic thin film transistors) by vacuum and printing methods. Also, he is expert in optical metrology of inorganic, organic and hybrid nanostructured materials by Optical Spectroscopy methods as well as on the computational modelling of optical properties of nanomaterials and thin films.
He has worked as a Senior Researcher in more than 14 EU funded R&D projects, whereas he is General Manager of 3 H2020 Projects in cutting edge subjects in the development of materials, processes and devices of Flexible Organic Electronics (CORNET, RealNano, MUSICODE). His work includes more than 85 peer-reviewed publications in International Scientific Journals, 4 book chapters, more than 130 presentations in International Scientific Conferences. Finally, since
2008 he is responsible for the organization of the International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics (ISFOE).

 

Nikolaus Grohl  
Marco Schneider Norman Kirst

Dipl.-Ing. Nikolaus Gröhl, DRYTEC GmbH & Co. KG

Marco Schneider
DRYTEC GmbH & Co. KG

Norman Kirst
DRYTEC GmbH & Co. KG

 

Abstract

Dr. Klaus Peter Crone   Intermittent slot die coating of low viscous liquids

Slot dies originally have been invented for uniform, endless, full area coatings. Their dedicated advantages to be a premetered closed system are more and more requested as well for intermittent coatings, e.g. in the battery industry. The main problem of intermittent slot die coating, namely the successive fast start and stop of the coating process, has meanwhile been solved quite satisfyingly for rather high viscous slurries. For low viscous liquids there are still problems to achieve well defined coating edges. A new method is presented, still being in development, to overcome such issues.

 




Dr. Shahzad Khan  


High speed inkjet printing – A system integration perspective

In recent years, several markets (e.g. coating) are adopting integrated digital technologies to print functional layer which is pushing Inkjet technology to achieve high speed (> 100 meter/min) with drop placement accuracies (+/- 10 micrometers). This induces challenges (amongst others) with respect to vibrations of mechanical modules (print bar), high flow rate in the ink delivery system and power supplies requirements for fast print head activation. In this presentation, we elaborate the challenges along with the its effects and propose a solution space from a system integration perspective to achieve high speed printing with desired accuracy.




Dr. Sandeep Unnikrishnan  
Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition, and its application in Li-ion Batterie

M. Ameen, L. Haverkate, F. Grob, B. Anothumakkool, F. Roozeboom, and S. Unnikrishnan

TNO-Holst Centre, High Tech Campus 31, 5656 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands


The
key challenges in next-generation all-solid-state Li-ion battery technology are related to the energy and power densities required, fast charging constraints, battery lifetime, while keeping the cost low by high-volume manufacturing. A combination of high energy density anodes such as Si or Li, and Ni- or Li- rich cathodes 1,2 is necessary to achieve high energy densities.

However, many of such high-potential redox-chemistries lead to serious safety issues and degradation during cycling due to either oxidative or reductive instabilities 3, especially occurring at the electrode-electrolyte interface 4. The solution is to optimize the interfaces with chemically and mechanically-stable Li-ion conductive passivation layers depending on the Li-ion battery chemistry in order to mitigate the non-compatibility of the individual cell components. The interfacial stabilization layers can be formed either in-situ using electrolyte additives or ex-situ via chemical and physical methods. One option here is offered by atomic layer deposition (ALD) which is the preferred technique to achieve superior quality and 3D-conformal coatings with atomic-scale thickness precision.

However, conventional vacuum-based ALD is not compatible with the mainstay high-throughput roll-to-roll battery electrode production. Here, the large-area atmospheric-pressure spatial-ALD (s-ALD) technology -as established by TNO-Holst Centre several years- ago can offer prime solutions for various applications including thin-film batteries
5. A wide range of materials like metal oxides, nitrides, sulfides, and hybrid organic-inorganic materials are possible using s-ALD. In this talk, we will introduce the R2R upscalable spatial-ALD technology and its potential applications for batteries. Furthermore, we will discuss the latest results on our s-ALD grown thin film LiPON electrolyte having a Li-ion conductivity >10-7 S/cm, low electronic conductivity (<10-12 S/cm). Such electrolyte is also relevant for the development of protection layers in liquid and polymer electrolyte-based Li-ion batteries, as well as for enabling thin-film planar and 3D solid-state batteries with ultra-thin electrolyte layers.

References:

1. S. Myung et al., ACS Energy Lett. 2, 196–223 (2017).
2. G. Assat and J. M. Tarascon, Nat Energy 3, 373–386 (2018).
3. H
. Ryu et al., Chem. Mater. 3 (30), 1155-1163 (2018).
4. D. Aurbach et al., Solid State Ionics 148, 405–416 (2002).
5. P. Poodt et al., Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 30, 010802 (2012).




Dr. Dimitrios Kourkoulos  


Nanocellulose as sustainable packaging substrates

The development of sustainable packaging materials with lower environmental impact is an urgent need of our society. Although significant improvements have been made, it is still challenging to achieve a trade-off between eco-friendliness and both, low production costs and sufficient packaging performance. One promising material that might succeed in creating this balance is nanocellulose - a nature-derived and renewable nanomaterial that shows excellent mechanical and barrier properties. However, using nanocellulose it is quite challenging to obtain homogeneous defect free layers. The unexceptionally high viscosity and thixotropic behaviour of nanocellulose based solutions makes it difficult to deposit this material with standard coating methods. Furthermore, another crucial aspect is the high solvent content of the typical nanocellulose solution (between 99 and 95%), causing very high demands for the drying process. 

We will present our results regarding process development for this demanding material. Using innovative drying technology and optimized coating methods we were able to implement the fabrication of nanocellulose coated paperboard at pilot scale.




Ing. Milan Saalmink    

Printed electronics for wearable applications

This presentation will explain the work performed at Holst Centre in the field of printed electronics for wearable applications. Using screen printing of stretchable pastes onto stretchable substrates, prototypes for medical and garment applications are being developed. For this, a good insight in material performance is needed, ranging from stretchability of the paste and substrate to e.g. performance of the electrodes to measure heartbeat and ECG signals. Together with our partners and customers, we work together to further improve these mat gain more insight in current materials and develop new applications.




Dr. John Fahlteich    

FlexFunction2Sustain: An Open Innovation Ecosystem for Sustainable Nano-functionalized Plastic and Paper Surfaces

Plastic and paper based materials are used in a wide range of daily life products. Their applications represent well established multi-billion Euro markets (e.g. packaging, furniture surfaces, membrane-based filter systems, medical products etc.). New business opportunities arise from replacing glass and metal by nano-functionalized plastic or paper surfaces in many products. 

FlexFunction2Sustain is the first European Initiative to support Plastics and Paper Processing Industry in overcoming challenges of improving environmental footprint and entering the digital age while offering new material functionalities through a sustainable Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB).  FlexFunction2Sustain connects complementary pilot lines to a set of 9 connected lab-2-fab facilities covering all major nano-surface processing techniques for (flexible) plastic and paper surfaces and membranes. 

This presentation will discuss technical challenges and solutions for sustainable plastic products based on bio-degradable or fully recyclable polymers. Considerations for a sustainable business model of an open innovation ecosystems will be presented as a basement to support innovative SMEs and industries by drastically reducing time and effort for proceeding through the innovation chain from a product idea to market success.




Werner Volk    



Prof. Thomas Gries    

Integrated functions from the line – smart composites manufactured continuously

Functional integration is one of the main aspects of future composite production. The full benefit of multilaminar materials can be achieved by integrating functions like structural health monitoring, conductive properties, and heating possibility. State of the art is time- and cost consuming application of electronic components for functionalisation. New technological approaches developed at ITA allows inline printing of electronic components from roll to roll in combination with tailored impregnation. 




Asst. Prof. Argiris Laskarakis    

Enabling Intelligence in Nano-manufacturing of Organic & Printed Electronics by In-Line Metrology and Control

The reliable manufacturing of flexible Organic Electronic devices by large scale Roll-to-Roll printing processes is largely dependent on the homogeneous and reproducible fabrication of printed nanomaterials with stable functional properties (optical, electrical, structural) and interface quality over large areas. In this presentation, we report our results for the reliable manufacturing of printed nanomaterials and devices for Organic and Printed Electronic devices, based on the implementation of intelligent in-line optical metrology tools. Moreover, we report on the development of intelligent modelling procedures that can extract from single very fast optical in-line measurements significant information such as film quality, morphology, degradation traces and film thickness.




DRYTEC  

 

New drying technologies

The company Drytec is actively developing dryer technologies. In our präsentation we would like to show you our dryer types and the individual advantages. The nozzle has a great influence on the drying behaviour of different products. Here there are different performance data of the nozzles. Here, too, we would like to present them to you and show you the possible applications. In this area, we have developed a new overhead technology.

 




 

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14th Symposium in 2014

13th Symposium in 2012

"Introduction"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Materials for Lightweight Construction – especially for Aircraft Applications"
Sebastian Steffen, Fraunhofer PYCO

"PrintoCent Factory – business development centre for Printed Intelligence"
Mikko Paakkolanvaara, VTT, Finland

"Spectral Reflectance and Transmittance: Process Monitoring with lab-like Certainty"
Chris Hellwig, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

"Roll-to-Roll encapsulation of OLED devices under inert conditions"
Dr Stefan Mogck. Fraunhofer IPMS

"Heraeus solutions for printed electronics"
Jürgen Weber, Heraeus Noblelight GmbH

"Continous fabrication of flexible electrochromic devices ba means of roll-to-roll coating and lamination – Results of the EU-funded large collaborative project INNOSHADE"
Dr. Uwe Posset, Fraunhofer ISC

"Measuring coating thicknesses in-line for QA and process control"
Dr. Nancy Hecker-Denschlag, omt – optische messtechnik GmbH

12th Symposium in 2011

"Introduction"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Materials for Lightweight Construction – especially for Aircraft Applications"
Sebastian Steffen, Fraunhofer PYCO

"100 % Surface inspection in coating applications"
Dr. Rudolf Krampe, ISRA Surface Vision GmbH

"Metrology Systems for Quality Control and Process Optimization in Film Production"
Hans Örley, Dr. Schenk GmbH

"Low temperature photonic sintering for printed electronics"
Peter Schullerer, Polytec GmbH

"Pump Systems"
Dr. Carsten Damerau, HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH

"Coatema 2011"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Prepreg Equipment for the future"
Jürgen Hanel, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"New approaches to printed PV"
Christoph Sele, Solar Press

"R2R compatible rapid electrical sintering of conductors"
Ari Alastalo, VTT

"Resin systems for fibre-reinforced composites"
Pavel Timoshkov, VIAM

11th Symposium in 2010

"Introduction"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Materials for Lightweight Construction - especially for Aircraft Applications"
Christoph Nowacki, RWTH Aachen -WZL

"Tungsten carbide lip slot-die for high precision coating"
Yusuke Furuya, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

"Flexible polymer solar cells"
Dr. Birger Zimmermann, Fraunhofer ISE

"Measuring systems for thin film technologies"
Andreas Woerz, Keyence Deutschland GmbH

"Roll-to-roll process line for OLED lighting"
Dr. Stefan Mogck and Christian May, Fraunhofer IPMS

"UV-Systems for roll-to-roll printed electronic applications"
Rolf Müller, IST Metz GmbH

"Coatema 2010"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Inkjet – one pass roll-to-roll"
Dr. Kay Yeong, Xennia Technology Ltd.

"Narrow web corona treatment and the powerfactor"
Rob Hablewitz, Pillar Technologies

"The Smartcoater – a new R&D tool"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Surface cleaning of polymer films and other substrates"
Martin Streuli, Shinko Europe AG

10th Symposium in 2009

"Introduction"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Organic and Printed Electronics – Chances and Challenges"
Dr. Klaus Hecker, OE-A a working group within VDMA

"Gravure printing and other techniques for fabrication of polymer solar cells"
Dr. Monika Voigt

"Inert Coater – Drying and Sintering in Inert Atmosphere for Sophisticated Applications"
Frank Sarnes, Sarnes Ingenieure OHG

"Technical Textiles"
Dr. Rolf-Dieter Hund, Technische Universität Dresden

"The right combination of machinery and transfer substrates for prepreg products"
Andrea Glawe, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH & Dr. Roland Wilberger, B. Laufenberg GmbH

"Coatema 2009"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Optical in-line inspection of base material and it´s coatings, with focus on solar application"
Hans Örley, Dr. Schenk GmbH Industriemesstechnik

"Simulation of an industrial belt dryer with regard to the gas phase mass transport"
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel and Philip Scharfer, KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

"High precision lamination of flexible foils"
Irene Kaashoek, TNO Holst Centre

"Conductive films and structures"
Dr. Daniel Rudhardt, Bayer MaterialScience AG

9th Symposium in 2008

"Introduction"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"OPERA, for the future of organic & large area electronics in Europe"
Ed van de Kienboom, Plastic Electronics Foundation

"Vision inspection on printed flexible circuits and coated surfaces"
Dr. Michel Popovic, IN-CORE Systems

"PEDOT: PSS for Conductive Coatings"
Dr. Timo Meyer-Friedrichsen, HC Starck GmbH

"Printed intelligence: novel applications and process issues"
Jukka Hast, VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland

"Solarcells Based on Textiles - An Access for The Energy Supply of Microsystems"
Dr. Uwe Möhring, TITV - Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e. V.

"Industrial Printing Beyond Color"
Dr. Andreas Willert, Chemnitz University of Technology

"Coatema 2008"
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"Textile Preforms for endless fibre reinforced laminates and composites"
Dr. Heike Illing-Günther and Anja Schumann, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V.

"Coating of active layers on high specialized yarns and filaments"
Andrea Glawe, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

"New low viscos silicon rubbers for slot die application"
Johann Müller, Wacker-Chemie AG

"Coating of steelplates, a new approach for structures optimized in weight"
Uwe Maurieschat, Fraunhofer Institut für Fertigungstechnik Bremen

8th Symposium in 2007

"Advanced Coating Technologies for High Volume Fuel Cell Electrodes"
Jürgen Mergel, Forschungszentrum Jülich

"R2R Printing and Coating of Polymers for OLED Lighting"
Ike de Vries, TNO / Institute of Industrial Technology

"Global Solutions for Coating Innovations"
Michael Schuhmann, Clariant International AG

"Coating Windows of Slot Coaters Operating in Their Bead Coating Mode"
Prof. Dr. Durst, FMP Coating AG

"Singular Technology for the Production of Fire Resistant Glazing"
Dr. Valentino Villari, Scheuten Glasgroup

"Nanocoating close to the Market"
Moritz Graf zu Eulenburg, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

7th Symposium in 2006

"Organic Solar Cells at Fraunhofer ISE"
Dr. Michael Niggemann, Fraunhofer Institute

"Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells, technology and market requirements"
Dr. Christoph J. Brabec, Konarka

"DSSC Technology from Roll to Roll Process"
Paul Turney, Renewable Capital / G24 Innovations

"Nanotechnology for Functionalization of Textile Materials"
Torsten Textor, DTNW

"New functions of coating"
Andrea Glawe, COATEMA

"New Coatings on Denim"
Jürgen Hanel, Dystar

"Quality Control System, Qualiscan QMS-10A"
Mathias Wuhlbeck, Mahlo

"Near Infrared (NIR) enhances coating procedure"
Walter Becker, Fachhochschule Niederrhein

6th Symposium in 2005

"Reach"
Micheal Pöhlig, TVI Association, Frankfurt a.M.

"Transferable coating results in any width"
Johannes P. Zimmer, Zimmer Austria

"Textile Coatings for digital printing materials"
Jör Bärlocher, Rowa AG

"Innovative building materials with Phase Change"
Dr. Barbara Pause, Textile Testing & Innovation LCC

"New Solution for New Markets"
Andrea Glawe, COATEMA

"Environment-friendly coatings based on Nanogate-Technology"
Rolf Danzebrink, Nanogate

"Electronic Textiles"
Karel Spee

"Nanotechnology in use"
Prof. Dr. Michael Stoll, Falk

"Medical devices and pharmaceutical products coated with pressure sensitive adhesives - an overview"
Jürgen Sigg, IVF Hartmann

5th Symposium in 2004

"The China Threat to World Textile and Apparel Trade oder: Geht dem Drachen die Puste aus"
Hartmut Reetz, TVI-Verband e. V.

"Nanomaterialien in der praktischen Anwendung"
Dr. Nora Kunze, Nano-X GmbH

"Ein Messverfahren zur vollständigen Kontrolle der Flächenmasse von Beschichtungen während der Herstellung"
Gerhard Gärtner, Vacutec Messtechnik GmbH

"UV-Silikonisierung auf Folie und Papier"
Jürgen Pomorin, Degussa/Goldschmidt AG

"Durch Nanotechnologien und Beschichtungstechnologien zu neuen Produkten"
Prof. Dr. Schollmeyer, Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e.V.

"Funktionelle Beschichtung von technischen Textilien mit neuen Beschichtungsrohstoffen"
Gerd Brandner, Ciba Spezialitätenchemie

"Entwicklung einer neuen Anlagen-Technologie zur Thermofixierung von Highdistance-Textilien"
Andrea Glawe, COATEMA & Jörg Eckert, Heraeus Nobelight GmbH

4th Symposium in 2003

"Der Markt für beschichtete Textilien unter Berücksichtigung der kommenden EU-Stoffpolitik"
Hartmut E. Reetz, TVI-Verband e.V.

"Galvanische und elektrochemische Beschichtung von mit metallisierten Fäden mikrostrukturierten Flächen und deren Anwendung"
Dr. Uwe Möhring, TITV e. V. Greiz

"PU Revolution: die neuen Micro-Emmission Klebestoffe"
Dr. Claudia Meckel-Jonas, Henkel KGAA Düsseldorf

"Entwicklung von Beschichtungsverfahren zur Herstellung dünner Funktionsschichten"
Frank Apsel, ZEBES Wolfen

"Optimale Beschichtungsergebnisse durch präzise Walzentemperierung"
Andrea Glawe, COATEMA & Guido Schulte, Weinreich Industrie-Kühlung GmbH

"Infrarot Trocknung in der Textilveredlung – Grundlagen – Anwendung – Ausblick"
Jörg Eckert, Heraeus Nobelight GmbH

3rd symposium in 2002

"Die Märkte für beschichtete und laminierte, textile Werkstoffe – aktuelle Situation"
Hartmut E. Reetz, TVI-Verband e.V.

"Folien statt klassischer Lackierung in der Fahrzeugbeschichtung"
Dr. Horst Hintze-Brüning, BASF Coating AG

"Nutzen und Anwendung von spezifischen Faserausrüstungen für Spinnvlies"
Regina Köppe, Zschimmer+Schwarz

"100%ige emmissionsoptimierte Polyurethan-Systeme für die Streichapplikation"
Uwe Siebgens, Stahl Holland bv.

"Hocheffiziente Lufttrockner durch Elektrostatik"
Dr. Helma Abele, ITV Denkendorf

"Aufschmelzen und applizieren konventioneller und nachvernetzender Schmelzklebestoffe"
Christian Schwär, Robatech GmbH

"Der heutige und zukünftige Markt der Hotmelt-Rohstoffe"
Martin Schindler, Jowat Lobers & Frank

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