Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University is one of the World's leading centres for research and development of printing and coating processes. The WCPC has expertise in screen, flexographic, lithographic, rotogravure, digital and pad printing. In addition, the WCPC also has experience in the modelling of the print process, using techniques such as finite element, finite difference and statistical and neural networks.
The comprehensive laboratories are fully equipped for sample analysis and characterization of material properties relevant to the print process. To supplement the comprehensive laboratory facilities and extend the services, WCPC have installed a four station roll to roll flexographic press, a two station sheet fed lithographic press, pad, ink jet and screen printing equipment, for use in fundamental research, industrial prototyping and materials development. In addition, the WCPC has access to the extensive facilities within Swansea University.
The multi-disciplinary staff includes post-doctoral and PhD researchers from both industrial and academic backgrounds, together with support staff. The expertise in the fundamental science and its practical application to improving process quality and productivity is used to provide assistance identified by individual companies, problem solving or developing specific courses for the transfer of information.