David Malobicky, PPG general manager, mobility, will present “High-Tech Coatings Solutions to Enable Electric and Autonomous Vehicles” on Nov. 21 at 11:20 a.m. in Grand Ballroom C of the Santa Clara Convention Center. Malobicky’s presentation will cover mobility coatings solutions developed by PPG for battery cells and assemblies and functional interior and outdoor sensor applications.
Qi Ding, PPG research chemist, will present “Customizing Graphene Dispersions: A Key Step in Realizing Graphene Potential” on Nov. 21 at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room D. Her paper, which is being co-presented with carbon nanomaterials manufacturer Raymor Industries, will describe the development of customized dispersions to help integrate graphene into different end-use systems and formulations. Potential commercial applications for this thin, incredibly strong, flexible and highly conductive material include energy storage, electronics, lubricants, coatings and composites.
PPG also will exhibit numerous products and technologies, including its full array of mobility coatings for the autonomous, connected, electrified and shared (ACES) vehicle ecosystem. Featured innovations include coatings for battery cells and battery pack assemblies and advanced coatings that enable autonomous vehicles and infrastructure to communicate more efficiently.
For electronic materials applications, PPG will showcase polymer-thick-film circuit materials that include printed conductive, dielectric and resistive inks and transparent functional coatings for display screens and touchscreen surfaces. Membrane switches, touchpads, electroluminescent displays, radio frequency identification (RFID), antennas and printed sensors are among the components enabled with advanced PPG ink technologies.
PPG also will highlight its role as a conductive coatings supplier to many of the world’s most recognized consumer electronic, medical device and aerospace companies. Typical applications for these coatings include desktop and laptop computers, mobile phones, entertainment and gaming systems, wireless modem systems, medical devices, and aircraft frame and rotor blade systems.
PPG conductive coatings offer superior performance properties and lower application costs than competing technologies such as vacuum metallization and selective plating. They also deliver excellent electrical conductivity and superior electromagnetic interference (EMI)/RFI shielding and electrostatic discharge capability.
PPG also will showcase its engineered materials, including Cuming Microwave materials. Designed to eliminate EMI problems, reduce cavity resonances and minimize noise in electronic packages, these products are calibrated to function at frequencies between 10 megahertz and 110 gigahertz. They are frequently used in military, aerospace, electronics, automotive, medical, industrial and telecommunications applications.
Visitors to the PPG booth also will discover illuminated packaging and RFID price tags – two new innovations created with PPG TESLIN substrate, which is a trusted and versatile synthetic paper and printable plastic technology. Durable, flexible and highly printable, PPG Teslin substrate is ideal for printed electronics, RF/EMI shielding solutions, and functional labels and packaging that demand performance features that conventional pulp paper and rigid plastics cannot offer.