FORT MILL, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA – The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) recently released the 5th edition of the AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference. Published in mid-2012, the 5th edition is the product of an extensive review and careful updating by AIMCAL’s Vacuum Web Committee.
The updated reference contains 229 pages and adds content about testing results for aluminum thickness versus optical density, advanced substrates, and deposition developments. There are 16 sections including Test Methods and Procedures; Useful Relationships for Metallized Films; Contamination, Web Cleaning, Planarization, and Heat Stabilization; and Non-aluminum Deposition Materials and Techniques. The complete Table of Contents is listed on p. 2.
AIMCAL members may download a PDF version of the book for free in the Members Only section of the AIMCAL website or purchase a print edition for $59. Nonmembers may order the book for $99 plus shipping (on the AIMCAL home page, www.aimcal.org, click on the Technical References tab and select from the dropdown menu). The AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference also is sold as part of the AIMCAL Metal Adhesion Test Kit, which is priced at $139.