68th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 19 - 22, 2025

Education Program • May 17 - 22 | Technology Exhibit • May 20 - 21

WebTech Roll-to-Roll Technologies and Innovation

WebTech is the forum for flexible web and roll-to-roll (R2R) processing at the SVC. It is the podium to present new achievements in processing of flexible substrates such as polymer, textile, or glass. The session scope encompasses materials,  manufacturing techniques, products, applications, market developments, and economical aspects of this versatile high-volume manufacturing method.

The WebTech TechCon session typically features presentations on materials, deposition processes, manufacturing techniques, use cases/application examples, market analysis, and economical perspectives in all areas related to R2R processing.

Some pertinent topic focus areas are:

  • Novel substrate materials and technologies (polymer, flexible glass, fabrics and non-wovens, etc.)
  • Novel deposition sources and layer technologies
  • Inline process diagnostics and control (particularly for non-transparent coatings)
  • Modeling and simulation of R2R processes
  • Examples and approaches to utilize artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other “Industry 4.0” modalities in R2R
  • Aspects of progressing R2R coatings from concept demonstration to commercial scale
  • Coatings under harsh conditions
  • Interfacing with non-vacuum/atmospheric pre- and post-processing, including cleaning
  • Low-cost/high-performance barrier coatings
  • R2R processing for electronics, semiconductor and energy conversion applications 

WebTech Roll-to-Roll Technologies and Innovation TAC Chair: Chris Stoessel, cstoessel@stoesselconsulting.net; Assistant TAC Chairs:  Neil Morrison, Applied Materials, neil_morrison@amat.com; Liz Josephson, Intellivation, ljosephson@intelli-vation.com; Andy Jack, Emerson & Renwick, a.jack@eandr.com; Simon Cheung, Emerson & Renwick, s.cheung@eandr.com; Hazel Assender, University of Oxford (Begbroke), United Kingdom, hazel.assender@materials.ox.ac.uk; Matthias Fahland, Fraunhofer FEP, matthias.fahland@fep.fraunhofer.de; Robert Malay, VDI, rmalay@vdi-llc.com; Michael Mücke, Bühler/Leybold Optics, michael.muecke@buhlergroup.com; Wolfgang Decker, Kurt J. Lesker Company, wolfgangd@lesker.com; Jaime Li, Eastman Chemical Company, jaime.li@eastman.com