The annual John Matteucci Award winners were:
1. Technical Excellence Award for Best Vacuum Coating Paper: Todd Fayne of Pepsico for "Barrier by Design: Food Packaging Through Materials Selection."
Honorable Mention for Best Paper: Aliaksandr Zaretski, Ph.D., of GrollTex, Inc., for "Scaling Production of 2D Materials to Industrially Meaningful Levels and Costs."
Honorable Mention for Best Paper: Hazel Assender of University of Oxford for "The Role of Nanodefects in Gas Barrier Layers.”
1. Technical Excellence Award for Best Web Coating Paper: Martti Toivakka of Abo Akademi University for “Slot-Die Coating of Nanocellulose for Barrier Applications."
Honorable Mention for Best Paper: Lee Runyon of Carestream for “CFD Modeling: Key Fields and Numerical Methods to Understand Before Starting Hopper Modeling."
Honorable Mention for Best Paper: Bill Smith of Polytype Converting GmbH for “Electrostatic Reduction of Misting in Roll Coating."
The 2019 AIMCAL R2R Conference USA will be held Oct. 6-9, 2019, in Myrtle Beach, SC.
More info: www.aimcal.org, www.4spe.org, www.flexpack.org