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Nanotechnology triggered a revolution in the printing industry

in the Beijing Pavilion of the Shanghai WorldExpo Park, a rotating cube representing the green plate making technology of nano materials is one of the 12 exhibits

it is understood that this kind of nano material green plate making technology, which will bring new development to China's printing industry, abandons the traditional idea of photosensitive imaging, shortens the plate making process, and is completely pollution-free to the environment. Compared with the existing technology, this technology can reduce the cost of printing and plate making by more than half. Songyanlin, the technology inventor and researcher of the Institute of chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said

due to its obvious comprehensive advantages, this technology has been recognized by government departments and investment institutions, and has embarked on the road of industrialization

let the printing industry throw away the dark and turn to the bright

printing is one of the four great inventions in ancient China, but for a long time, the development of printing technology in China has lagged behind the world's advanced level

in the 1980s, the Chinese character laser phototypesetting system developed and promoted by Academician Wang Xuan caused a revolution in China's modern printing technology and made important contributions to the progress of the industry and the development of the national economy

as one of the industries that have an important impact on China's economy, China's printing industry has put forward an urgent need for advanced printing technology with independent intellectual property rights, and nano material green plate making technology shoulders this mission

unexpectedly, this technology was not invented by technical experts in the printing field, but proposed and implemented by song Yanlin, director of the new materials laboratory of the Institute of chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a scientific researcher engaged in chemistry and nano materials, and his team

the earliest research on nano materials was not aimed at printing. Song Yanlin said that during an accidental contact with a printing factory, he learned that the process of printing and plate making is similar to the principle of film photography: the arranged plates are scanned on the film by laser, and the film is exposed, developed and fixed to get the negative, and then exposed, developed and developed to get the printing plate

there are two photosensitive imaging processes. Can they be simplified from the perspective of information digitization? The sensitivity of scientific researchers made song Yanlin start to think. Later, he learned that there is a kind of computer direct plate making technology (CTP) in the world. Even the most advanced printing technology at present requires photosensitive precoating and chemical treatment process. Moreover, the core technology is monopolized by foreign enterprises, and the equipment and consumables are expensive, which makes most Chinese enterprises flinch

in Song Yanlin's eyes, throughout the printing process, the printing plate presents two opposite areas: the printing area (pro ink) and the non printing area (hydrophilic, non pro ink). From the perspective of information storage, it can be transformed into binary 0 and 1 language mode, 0 is hydrophilic region, 1 is lipophilic region. In this way, printing problems will be transformed into chemical and material problems, and we can deal with them in our professional methods. He said

to achieve high-precision printing, it is necessary to form a clear interface between the graphic area and the non graphic area, and there should be sufficient contrast between the lipophilic and hydrophilic interface, that is, the graphic area is super lipophilic (hydrophobic), and the non graphic area is super hydrophilic (hydrophobic). Song Yanlin and his team can not only realize the super hydrophilicity of the plate material by carrying out nanostructure treatment on the surface of the plate material, marking the industrialization of Beijing nano silver conductive ink and RFID RF tag antenna based on the green printed circuit of nano materials, but also effectively regulate the wettability of the image and text area, and realize the transformation from super hydrophilicity to super lipophilicity, Avoid the paste phenomenon caused by insufficient contrast between graphic and non graphic areas

in order to ensure the printing resistance of the printing plate, the graphic area needs to have strong enough friction resistance. Song Yanlin and his team improved the friction resistance (printing resistance) of the image and text area by compounding nanoparticles in the transfer materials

During the Tenth Five Year Plan period, song Yanlin also undertook the preparation and application of nano particles in the national high technology research and development program (863 Program), and developed color printing materials, whose main performance exceeded that of products produced by famous foreign companies, so as to ensure fine graphic areas on plates

based on the accumulation of the above basic research, song Yanlin and his team proposed the nano material green plate making technology, that is, the special nano composite transfer material is directly and accurately printed on the super hydrophilic plate, and through the regulation of nano scale interface properties, micro areas (graphic areas and non graphic areas) with opposite wettability (super lipophilic/hydrophilic) are formed in the printing area and non printing area, so as to realize direct plate making and printing

the currently used photosensitive imaging plate making and printing process, from the production, transportation to use of the plate, requires light avoidance operation. The green plate making technology of nano materials abandons the idea of photosensitive imaging and omits the cumbersome processes such as darkroom and exposure, development and development, which makes the printing industry abandon the dark and turn to the bright. In addition, this technology discards the chemical photosensitive process, thus omitting the chemical washing process, which will not cause chemical pollution and waste of resources, and has obvious environmental protection advantages

attract investment intervention

in August 2009, the Institute of chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lenovo investment, Lenovo holdings and representatives of TCL, Leo, Huairou District of Beijing signed a letter of intent to establish Beijing zhongkona new printing technology Co., Ltd. Therefore, the green plate making technology of nano materials has begun its industrialization journey

people can't help asking: every year, a large number of research results come out in China. Just the Chinese Academy of sciences where song Yanlin is located, there are not a few research results by researchers. Why can nano green material plate making technology be favored by investment institutions as soon as possible and smoothly enter the road of industrialization

song Yanlin, who is now the general manager of Beijing zhongkona new printing technology Co., Ltd., analyzed that from ancient printing to Academician Wang Xuan's Laser Phototypesetting Technology, the printing industry has a great impact on China, so new technologies in this field are easy to be recognized and accepted. At the same time, as the concepts of environmental protection and digitalization become more and more popular, some advantages of this technology itself are easier to be recognized by people. This technology has received support from the National 863 program and the major nano research program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, representing the direction of industrial development

if the above factors are the external reasons for the smooth development of this technology, the quality of the technology project team itself is the internal reason for its investment preference

in order to promote the transformation of scientific research achievements into productivity, in 2008, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Lenovo holdings jointly initiated and hosted the Lenovo star entrepreneurship CEO special training course. The first special training class selected 30 people from the Chinese Academy of Sciences system for training through the investigation of the project and the project leader. The project leader was required to stop automatically from the scientist's brain: the sample broke and turned into the entrepreneur's brain. Song Yanlin was one of them

at the end of the first special training course for the CEO of Lenovo star entrepreneurship, Lenovo investment and Lenovo holdings selected project investment by investigating their teams and business models. Song Yanlin's project was the first to be selected

although song Yanlin has been engaged in scientific research, he has never lacked market mind. In 1998, he took part in the training course for young industrial leaders and the training course for young factory directors and managers organized by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League to try to start a business. At that time, I believed that the most dynamic subject of China's economic development in the future must be small and medium-sized enterprises, especially young people with entrepreneurial dreams. He said

after graduating from Lenovo Star special training class, song Yanlin has a stronger sense of market. He knows that researchers only pursue technical excellence when doing research in the laboratory, but what the market needs is often the product with the highest cost performance, not necessarily the product with the most perfect technology

with the involvement of investment institutions, song Yanlin and his team pay more attention to considering R & D work from the perspective of marketization. Commercialization is its clear goal, and with the support of leaders from Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, they integrate resources from equipment to software

song Yanlin knows that technology to products will experience a valley of death. Whether the laboratory technology can stand the test of the market, including the stability of large-scale application and the feasibility of cost to meet the requirements of users; Products to commodities will also experience a valley of death, involving many challenges such as market strategy and business model. At present, chinaconnexin mainly focuses on the improvement and demonstration application of technology, and strives to achieve the smooth transformation from technology to products in a year or two

achieve 10billion in ten years

the first Lenovo star entrepreneurship CEO special training course is called Huangpu phase I. Lenovo holdings hopes that these entrepreneurs can cultivate enterprises with a scale of 100 billion in ten years. Song Yanlin said with a smile: I am relatively conservative. My goal is to achieve a scale of 10billion yuan in 10 years

song Yanlin admitted that it would be a great challenge, or even impossible, to achieve this goal if one circle of golden coils followed the conventional development mode. But we have confidence. He said that confidence comes from the strategic thinking of the development of the whole enterprise

chinaconnexin takes technological innovation as the first driving force. As early as the beginning of project research and development, song Yanlin paid attention to the lessons that many domestic research and development achievements of new materials were difficult to promote because they could not realize technology integration, and paid attention to both innovation and technology integration. China Kona's new plate making equipment and integrated software adopt the way of entrusting superior units to develop according to the requirements put forward by the Institute of chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and carry out contractual management, so as to ensure the realization of complementary advantages and technology integration, and at the same time, concentrate the forces and resources of all aspects to speed up the construction progress of the demonstration line

nowadays, in addition to the strength of R & D and production of nano materials, zhongkonaxin has gradually absorbed some talents engaged in the research and development of technical equipment and software to be responsible for the development of printing equipment and software. On this basis, we hope to form a systematic innovation system, including integrated technology, system patents, etc. Song Yanlin said

at present, zhongkonaxin mainly focuses on technology improvement and application. At this stage, the technical team is the main force of the company. In the future, after the enterprise achieves a certain degree and the technology and products are relatively stable, I hope to have more professional managers to operate the enterprise. Personally, I am more interested in technology. Song Yanlin said

the major problem in the future may be the commercial operation in the market stage, even the operation of the capital market, including some large-scale mergers and acquisitions. Song Yanlin said that some overseas mergers and acquisitions experience of shareholders will provide reference for the development of enterprises. In the future, the company should integrate capital resources, implement mergers and acquisitions at home and abroad, and form market influence through technology guided and capital driven industrial mergers and acquisitions. The future competition must be international competition. From the perspective of internationalization, the goal of 10billion yuan is not impossible

as long as the government and investors are determined to do this, I am personally confident. This is not a single technology problem, it is a systematic integrated technology system and a new industrial chain. This is both a great opportunity and a great challenge. We should quickly train ourselves to become a team that matches this requirement. Song Yanlin said that when you have great goals, your heart is more a sense of mission

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