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ICCG12: 12th international conference on coatings

ICCG’s 12th international scientific conference will be taking place in Würzburg for the first time ever

The 12th edition of the ICCG international scientific conference will also include an accompanying exhibition which will be a marketplace for innovation.

ICCG’s 12th international scientific conference will be taking place in Würzburg for the first time ever. In 2018, participants in this biannual conference, technical exhibition and industry get-together, will ”Dive into the World of Coatings“ and will find this motto reflected on a number of very different levels which all serve to create an attractive meeting space for scientists, technologists, managers, and practitioners from research, teaching and industry. There will be opportunities to discuss all kind of topics in the field of large-area coatings on glass and plastics.
To foster the idea of networking and to offer a platform for future projects, the accompanying exhibition will be turned into a marketplace for innovation. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to give short presentations or to host innovation talks to introduce latest developments. There will also be room for B2B meetings which may lead to follow-up contacts at a later stage. It is also seen that there is time available for in-depth discussions without having to miss out on a talk or skip a presentation.
The application of coatings onto glass and plastics is still of major importance to create high added value products. Large area deposition of inorganic materials under atmospheric or vacuum conditions has become the basis of energy savings, harvesting, and storage.
Optical thin films dominate the market in consumer electronics and communication networks. Emerging markets and new business opportunities for high volume products rely on coatings on flexible substrates generated either through plasma enhanced processes or wet chemical deposition techniques. Advanced materials and hybrid nanocomposites present further options to create multifunctional and even active surfaces contributing to the development of high-tech products and services. The 12th ICCG will highlight these international market trends, discuss new relevant materials and deposition technologies. We will bring together experts from science and industry as well as other stakeholders defining the future of surfaces and coatings.
Prior to the conference, on Monday afternoon 11 June 2018, several short courses will be given by experts in the field of thin films and coatings. These educational lectures are intended to provide fundamental and technological background on specific conference topics.
Conference program
Introductory session
Markets and business in the field on coatings on glass and plastics – Chairmen: Dr. K. Suzuki, Mr. J. Vitkala
The conference will be organized in several sessions. Papers are invited to contribute to the following sessions:
Technical sessions
1 Advanced vacuum processes – Chairmen: Prof. Dr. G. Bräuer, Dr. J. Strümpfel
2 Atmospheric pressure processes – Chairmen: Prof. Dr. K. Spee, Dr. J. Pütz
3 Film growth, metrology, process control, simulation – Chairmen: Mr. R. Shimshock, Dr. T. Kälber, Prof. Dr. B. Szyszka
4 Energy conversion, lighting, displays – Chairmen: Dr. M. Junghähnel, Dr. D. Bernt
5 Optics, sensors, life sciences, packaging – Chairmen: Dr. G. Ockenfuss, Prof. Y. Shigesato
6 Architectural and automotive glazing – Chairmen: Prof. S. Oktik, Dr. R. Thielsch
Panel discussion: Electromobility and autonomous driving and its influence on coatings on glass and plastics
Please submit your abstract by 30 November 2017 to:
The conference language is English. Submission in other languages will not be accepted. The best paper and poster will be honoured.
ICCG12 is organized by the International Organizing Committee of ICCG, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and Vincentz Network.

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