VIPs are pouring Merck pigments into the four letters of TANC, from left: Tom Song, head of Pigments & Functional Materials at Merck China; Joern Beissert, German deputy consul general in Shanghai; Ma Shuyan, vice director of Jinqiao export processing zon

Merck opens new application laboratory in Shanghai


Companies / Markets

Merck, a leading science and technology company based in Darmstadt, Germany, announced the opening of its new application laboratory for the Performance Materials business sector in Shanghai, China. The expanded Technology Application Network China (TANC) underscores the company’s leading position in pigments and functional materials. It marks the continuation of a 20- year commitment of supplying materials and application technology services to China and Southeast Asia.

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The award-winning flexible image sensor from Isorg and FlexEnable (photo: Isorg)

Isorg and FlexEnable win industry award for first high-resolution flexible image sensor designed on plastic


Products

Isorg (Grenoble, France), a pioneer in printed organic photodetectors and large-area image sensors, has announced that its first large-sized high-resolution (500dpi) flexible plastic fingerprint sensor, co-developed with FlexEnable (Cambridge, UK), won the 2017 Best of Sensors Expo – Silver Applications Award.

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An OPV module from Eight19 (photo: Eight19)

Eight19 secures £1.3M funding


Companies / Markets

The organic photovoltaic experts from Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) have announced that they have received a further £1.3M of investment. Lucros Investment (Netherlands) joined existing investors IP Group, Clarium and Providence in the round.  The new investment follows two years of continued improvement in OPV performance, advances in manufacturing readiness and an increased engagement with customers in the retail, FMCG and IoT sectors.

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Space exploration could be simplified with adaptive laser sintering from Optomec (photo: pexels.com; Creative Commons)

Optomec announces NASA Award for adaptive laser sintering system


Companies / Markets

Optomec (Albuquerque, New Mexico), a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and metals, recently announced that the company was awarded a NASA SIR contract for the further development of an adaptive laser sintering system (ALSS). The success of this endeavour will enable electronic circuitry to be printed onto a wider variety of temperature sensitive substrates expanding its use for production applications.  The fully automated system will also enable printed circuitry to be repaired or manufactured with minimal human intervention paving the way for its use in long duration NASA space missions.

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David Yao (photo: Nanoco Group)

Nanoco appoints new senior VP of global sales


Appointments

Nanoco Group, a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials based in Manchester, UK, has confirmed the appointment of David Yao as senior vice president of global sales.

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