Takeshi Chakihara has served as the R&D Coating Director at Labo Co., Ltd., Yasui Seiki’s R&D Coating Center in Japan, for 20 years. Labo was the first test coating center to open in Japan nearly 40 years ago and is known for its state-of-the-art coating facility. Labo specializes in contract coating and R&D for major corporations in electronics in Japan, Taiwan and China. He oversaw many of these contracts as the lead material scientist and coating engineer. He has extensive coating experience in next generation battery coating, Li-ion battery components, optical coatings, and printed electronics. Takeshi has helped numerous Japanese corporations solve their roll-to-roll coating problems, and has contributed to the successful coating of applications that were considered impossible.