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Author and Consultant for Applications in Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition


Charles Bishop received Doctorate and Masters Degrees from Loughborough University by research into roll-to-roll vacuum deposition processes.  Prior to this, he received an Honours Degree in Materials Engineering following an HNC & ONC in Mechanical Engineering obtained during his Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering which he completed as a


He has 40 years experience in roll-to-roll vacuum deposition working on projects as diverse as pyrotechnics, security pigment manufacture, transparent conducting coatings, optical data storage as well as barrier coatings including metalizing and alumina deposition.   He has worked in research and development as well as been involved in scaling up projects from research through to manufacturing including system design.  


Over the last 20 years, he has been passing on his experience through giving training courses, writing a blog for AIMCAL, as well as being a regular contributor for Converting Quarterly and


Charles has contributed chapters to a number of books as well as published the following:

"Vacuum Deposition onto Webs, Films and, Foils"  

Author: Charles A. Bishop
Publisher:  Elsevier 3rd Edn; 2015; ISBN  978-0-323-29644-1

"Roll to Roll Vacuum Deposition of Barrier Coatings"  

Author: Charles A. Bishop
Publisher: Scrivener Publishing & Wiley 2nd Edn; 2015; ISBN  978-1-118-94614-5

Contact Information

C.A.Bishop Consulting Ltd.

5, Church Side,


Nr. Loughborough,

Leicestershire UK

LE12 9RL

Phone: +44 (0)1509 502076  I  Mobile: +44 (0)7903 532357  I  Email:


Latest Posts

Why Substrate and Web Surface Can Affect the Performance of Roll-to-roll Vacuum Deposited Barrier Webs


This paper discusses the gap between theoretical barrier performance and practical barrier performance.   Polymer webs used as an input in roll-to-roll vacuum deposition are a variable and not a constant because surface contaminations affect the coating quality and barrier performance.

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