The OPV installation in La Rochelle (photo: Heliatek)

World's largest BiOPV installation completed in France using Heliatek's Solar Film Solution, HeliaSol


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ENGIE, Heliatek and the Departement of Charentes Maritimes officially inaugurated the world's largest BiOPV installation on a roof. In the southwestern port of La Rochelle, France, 500m² of Heliatek's solar films were installed on the roof of the “Pierre Mendes France” middle school. With three different lengths of 2, 4 and 5.7m, nearly 400 films were applied in record time. They were installed on two different roof surfaces. The result is the largest BiOPV – building integrated organic photovoltaic - roof installation, worldwide to date, and the living proof of the ease and speed at which these solar films can be installed on a building.

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Dr Homer Antoniadis joins Kateeva from DuPont (photo: DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Group)

Kateeva names Dr Homer Antoniadis as executive VP of technology


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Kateeva (Newark, California), a market leader in OLED production equipment solutions, appointed Dr Homer Antoniadis to the newly created role of executive vice president of technology. With decades of technical and executive leadership in OLED displays and printed electronics, Dr Antoniadis is expected to drive the company’s technology development programmes, and help customers optimise Kateeva’s YIELDjet systems for their OLED mass-production lines. 

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LANL’s CeraPrinter F-Serie in the Chemical Microscopy Center (photo: CERADROP)

Los Alamos National Laboratory trusts in CeraPrinter F-Serie by CERADROP-MGI


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CERADROP, a MGI Group company based in Limoges, France, supplied Los Alamos National Laboratory with one of its state-of-the-art platforms, the CeraPrinter F-Serie. The Los Alamos National Laboratory, inspired and driven by Richard P. Feynman, is renowned for fostering, deploying and delivering innovation. CERADROP has provided the prestigious laboratory with its cutting-edge equipment to address the most challenging R&D problems. CERADROP’s expertise is focused on designing and manufacturing advanced systems for printed electronics and smart 3D printing.

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TactoTek and Quin GmbH collaborate in the automotive sector (photo: TactoTek)

TactoTek and Quin GmbH partner to create luxury natural wood trim with integrated functions


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TactoTek, a leader in injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions based in Oulu, Finland, and Quin GmbH (Rutesheim, Germany), a leading supplier of premium trim parts in wood, aluminium, foil, and high quality plastics for luxury cars, announced that they have developed natural wood trim using real wood veneers with capacitive touch controls and illumination in a seamless, single piece structure.

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VARTA Microbattery focuses increasingly on wearables and new medical devices (photo: VARTA Microbattery)

VARTA Microbattery powers technology in sports medicine


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Fitness trackers are bang on trend. Whether it is calorie consumption, number of steps or other physical and performance data – wristbands, smartphones and even headphones can measure how sporty we are and tell us where we ought to tweak our training. Lots of people also share their progress in social networks and encourage each other to up their game. Sports medicine technology is also a key theme at this year’s Medica.

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