The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nanocoater 100

The Nanocoater is a versatile tool enabling solution-based coatings over a range of viscosity and thicknesses. UMass researchers have further translated emerging nanomanufacturing processes to this tool including block copolymer self assembly templating and additive driven assembly of functional composites

  • Web Width: 6” Max
  • Coating Width: 5.75” Max.
  • Line Speed: 0.008-83 FPM/0.002-25.23 MPM
  • Slot Die Coating Head:
    • Thickness Range 2-600 µms
    • Wet Solution Viscosity 10-4,000 Cps
    • Cored Die for Optional Heating to 95°C
  • 2 Micro-Gravure Stations:
    • Thickness Range 1-80 µm
    • Wet Solution Viscosity 1-200 Cps
    • Coating Width 120mm/4.72”
  • 2 Radiant Heat Dryers: Max Temperature 250°C (Operating Limit 150°C)
  • Positive Nitrogen Purging
  • 4 Flowmeters Adjust Nitrogen
  • 3 Thermocouples X-Web at both oven entrances and exits monitor Nitrogen temperature
  • 2 In-line Ionizing Anti-static Bars
  • 2 Ultrasonic Sensors/with Steering Rollers for Web Alignment

  • UV Cure Capability Added with the addition of the Xenon RC 847 LH 820 System.
  • Location allows for Pre-heating before the Cure station.
  • Pulse Energy & Rate: 13J/Pulse @ 100 pps
  • Lamp Optical Energy at 0.5” = 3.3 W/cm2

Institute for Applied Life Sciences

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Amherst, MA 01003-9364
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