Special Issue "Packaging Films"


A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Taek-Soo Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon 305-701, Korea
Website: http://aptf.kaist.ac.kr/
E-Mail: tskim1@kaist.ac.kr
Interests: mechanics-related subjects of advanced packaging and thin films: adhesion; deformation; fracture; fatigue; reliability; and stress/strain induced multiphysics phenomena

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Packaging films are essential for maintaining the integrity of a variety of products, which range from foods to cutting-edge electronics, such as flexible OLED displays. In particular, the advent of flexible electronics requires further innovations in packaging films, including the development of the polymer flexible substrate. For example, in the case of flexible OLED displays, the rate of permeation for water must be lower than 10−6 g/m2/day; this is an extremely low penetration rate  (compared to other applications). Even the usage of graphene as the packaging film has to meet the ultimate requirements of permeability, flexibility, transparency, thickness, and stability. This Special Issue of Polymers will cover the whole line of recent research involved in advanced packaging film synthesis, integration, integrity tests, and more.

Prof. Dr. Taek-Soo Kim
Guest Editor


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  • packaging films
  • polymer substrates
  • multilayer nanocomposite films
  • encapsulation
  • permeability
  • adhesion
  • flexible electronics

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Polymers 2014, 6(9), 2386-2403; doi:10.3390/polym6092386
Received: 7 July 2014; in revised form: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 2 September 2014 / Published: 19 September 2014
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Last update: 16 September 2014

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