Thinfilm’s NFC SpeedTap tags (photo: Thin Film Electronics)

Thinfilm and GlaxoSmithKline bring NFC technology to leading over-the-counter brand Flonase


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Thin Film Electronics ASA (Oslo, Norway), a global leader in NFC mobile marketing and smart packaging solutions, announced that GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has commercially deployed Thinfilm’s unique SpeedTap tags to create interactive ‘smart’ shelves for enhanced communication with consumers at time of purchase decision-making.

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Gauzy LCG (Liquid Crystal Glass) provides a switchable smart glass solution allowing opacity and transparency on demand (photo: Avery Dennison)

Avery Dennison makes capital investment in liquid crystal specialty films developer Gauzy


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The Avery Dennison Corporation (Glendale, California), a global materials science and manufacturing company specialising in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials, has made an investment in Gauzy, an Israeli-based developer and manufacturer of liquid-crystal-based materials, films, applications and solutions for a variety of end markets including construction, automotive, consumer electronics, home appliances, the solar industry and more.

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A comic book with E Ink’s technology (photo: E Ink)

E Ink partners with Progress Technologies to deliver a new comic book experience


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E Ink Holdings, a leading innovator of electronic ink technology based in Billerica, Massachusetts, announced its partnership with Progress Technologies Inc., a technical service for design development, to bring E Ink’s ePaper modules to a first-of-its-kind E-Manga solution, the eOneBook.  Developed for readers who prefer paperback comic books to tablets, the eOneBook combines an entire volume of manga comics into a single device using E Ink’s low-power, high contrast paper-like display.

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The pilot façade at Hoesch Bausysteme (photo: Heliatek)

HeliaFilm meets steel elements from Hoesch Bausysteme


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With the successful installation of a solar-active pilot façade, Heliatek GmbH from Dresden, Germany, and Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH (Kreuztal, Germany) show a first application of their joint product development. At the installation, the organic solar film HeliaFilm was integrated into the siding elements of Hoesch.

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OLEDs applied to paper-thin stainless steel (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP presents OLEDs applied to paper-thin stainless steel


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The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) will be presenting OLEDs on gauzy stainless steel foil during AIMCAL 2017 in Tampa, Florida from 15-18 October. The novel application was developed in cooperation with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials Co., Ltd. (NSMAT) and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC).

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