Teknek technical director wins prestigious industry award

Technical director at Teknek, Sheila Hamilton has been granted the prestigious John Matteucci Technical Excellence Award following her presentation at the AIMCAL (Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) Web Coating & Handling Conference in October.

Sheila spoke on the subject Substrate Cleaning in a High Vacuum Environment and presented the results of research carried out in conjunction with the Holst Centre in the Netherlands under the auspices of the European Funded programme Clean4Yield.

John Matteucci was recognised around the world as a leader in the field of vacuum coatings. His inspiration to AIMCAL Conferences and the International Conferences on Vacuum Web Coating has led to a special award being given to the authors of the best paper in each of the Web Coating and the Vacuum Web Coating sessions of the AIMCAL Web Coating Conference. Each paper is evaluated for breadth of subject, technical content, presentation style and future impact on the technology or marketplace. Judging is done by three members selected from the Conference participants with the proviso that the judges are ineligible for the awards.

“It was a great honour to receive this award as it is one of the highest accolades in the coating and converting world,” says Sheila Hamilton. “Teknek has always had research and science at its core and it is fantastic to see this recognised by AIMCAL. As a result of extensive research Teknek has recently developed a new contact cleaning system that can operate within a high vacuum environment without detriment to either the vacuum chamber operation or to the cleaning performance of the unit.”

For details of the Clean4Yield programme please visit  www.clean4yield.eu