WCPC November Conference

WCPC Annual Technical Conference

7th and 8th of November 2016

Swansea Marriot Hotel

The conference will be opened by – keynote speaker Ray Gibbs- BA (Hons) FCA CEO, Haydale Graphene Industries plc


The conference is an opportunity to view the latest WCPC research in printing technology, to discuss the findings with researchers and to network with like-minded industrial delegates. Each presentation will be a technical paper based on latest results and analysis derived from controlled experiments and numerical models.


The conference is hosted by the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in association with icmPrint Ltd.  WCPC is a world renowned research centre dedicated to advancing the understanding and productivity of all aspects of printing and coating. WCPC enhances the understanding of the printing and coating processes, exploits novel manufacturing using printing and applies its scientific findings to the benefit of its global industrial partners.  With extensive experience in packaging and graphics printing the WCPC has built on this knowledge and become a centre for functional materials, plastic electronics and bio printing.


Presentations confirmed to date are.


Early Bird Rate  (available until 11th September 2016)                                                                                £400 + VAT

Delegate Rate after 11th September 2016                                                                                                   £450 + VAT

Discount rate for additional delegates ( must be registered and paid via the associate company)              £300 + VAT

Table top - (£250 + VAT) Plus delegate cost of (£450 + VAT)                                                                     £700 + VAT


The conference will be held at the Swansea Marriott Hotel, Swansea, SA1 3SS.

The hotel conference rate is only available until 11th September 2016. Book your group rate for Swansea University . The venue has ample free parking. 



Registation for non-associates is through the eventbrite link below




Tatyana Korochkina

David Shaw

Andrea Greenacre

Miles Morgan

Sakulrat Foulston

Sarah Jane Potts

John Lau

Youmna Mouhamad

Tim Mortensen

Christopher Phillips

David Beynon

Joseph Morgan

Mat Everett

Andrew Claypole

Emily Radley



Challenges in printing smooth functional layers.

Conductive Printing

High volume printing of functional materials with special reference to flexography and smart packaging

The science behind flexographic printing uniformity

Characterisation of Ink Transfer for Functional and Graphic Flexo Printing Applications

Screen Printing of Functional Materials and Sensors

Fine network of conductive tracks on flexible substrate

Mass volume printing of energy harvesting device: development of antenna and tunable capacitor system

Flexipower: A printed RF Energy harvesting system

Rechargeable batteries using seawater as a self-replenishing cathode

Formulation of model inks for advanced process control

Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Blends in Coated flexible Substrates

Synergistic printing techniques for miniature EL devices

The Design of a Printed Wearable Heater for Use in Elite Sport

Mechanical properties of pre-coated metal systems to investigate causes of stress whitening.