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Show Preview | SVC Techcon 2017 Marks 60th Anniversary

Conference puts spotlight on vacuum coating for healthcare applications and more.

Celebrating its 60th Annual Technical Conference, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC), Albuquerque, NM, will hold TechCon 2017 April 29 to May 4 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The event comprises several components as follows:

The conference—designed to attract coating industry professionals, engineers and scientists, technicians, consultants, academics, and students—also will include popular highlights such as Meet the Experts, Technical Discussion Groups, Forums, and Interactive Networking.

WebTech Roll-to-Roll Coatings for High-End Applications

WebTech is the forum for flexible web and roll-to-roll (R2R) processing at the SVC. It is the place to learn about new achievements in processing of flexible substrates such as polymer or textile webs and thin glass, and encompasses manufacturing techniques, products, market developments, and economical aspects of this versatile high-volume manufacturing method.

At the 2017 SVC technical conference, the WebTech session particularly emphasizes progress in the symposium topic of "Coatings for Healthcare, Biometric Monitoring, and Bio-Interfaces." Significant progress and increasing markets are strongly moving flexible technology forward to capture the inherent cost advantages of roll-to-roll manufacturing.

In addition to the symposium-focused topics, WebTech provides important solutions to the generation, conservation, and storage of energy, displays, packaging, electronics, and many other important applications.

Meet & Greet 

Looking for opportunities to network? SVC has it all. Technology Forum Breakfasts, receptions, awards ceremony, ice cream social, beer blast, and more. There is a fun run, dinner at the historic Biltmore Hotel, and Young Members Group Social.

At the awards ceremony, the Nathaniel H. Sugerman Memorial Award, for distinguished achievement, and the Mentor Award, for significant contributions to the SVC or the vacuum coating industry, will be presented. For details on all the networking events, click here.


The Society of Vacuum Coaters is now under new management. ASM International, located in Materials Park, OH, is now overseeing association management responsibilities for SVC. To register for the 60th SVC Techcon Conference and Expo, click here.

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