This facility, home to the new SAM Solution Coating Lab, is a semi-production facility designed for customer product development trials, demonstrations, tollcoating, solution coating trials and internal research and development. SAM PE Labs (SPEL), presently located in the main production area, will be relocated to this facility and allow for addition assembly floor space and consolidate the technical centers.
SAM R&D Center’s new building is 15,600-sq-ft and is a cleanroom facility for precise optical film coating. The center is fully equipped with analytic instruments, such as a high-accuracy peel strength tester, optical property measuring system and humidity chamber.
Mr. Ryu has been named as the Director of SAM Solution Coating Lab and has more than two decades of coating industry experience ranging from optical to functional conductive film for touch screen applications. He will have a staff of five highly trained engineers and technicians to effectively serve SAM’s customer demands.
SAM Solution Coating Lab’s pilot-coating machine will be fully installed in March 2016 and will be managed by Mr. Y.B. Kim. The machine is designed for running water- and solvent-based, 100% solids, and hot-melt coatings with a maximum width of 1,060 mm at 600 mpm (bypass speeds up to 1,000 mpm). It will have modular coating capabilities of slot-die, microgravure, pressurized chamber doctor blade, direct/reverse/offset gravure, S-knife (comma), reverse-roll, semi-flexo, 5-roll and transfer roll to start.
The line includes a 22-meter, 7-zone flotation and roll support dryer, one of the largest and most versatile in the industry. Unique features of the machine are automatic turrets at the primary unwind and winder for continuous running. Additional features include a secondary unwind for wet and dry laminations, corona treatment, web cleaning and UV curing.
The SAM factory site in Hwaseung City is one hour south of Seoul. To attend, the Open House, SAM recommends to confirm your participation by April 6. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sungan.net, +82-31-491-9741.