SCHOTT has the ability to produce the glass in thicknesses of just 30 micrometers and eliminates the use of hydrofluoric acid within the slimming process, a harmful and health-damaging material

KONFEKT – ultra-thin glass on roll for flexible electronics at LOPEC


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With support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), technology development partners Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany), SCHOTT AG (Mainz, Germany), VON ARDENNE GmbH (Dresden, Germany) and tesa SE (Norderstedt, Germany) have been developing new applications for ultra-thin glass on roll since 2013 in the research consortium KONFEKT.

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Solliance has announced a world record for roll-to-roll produced perovskite solar cells

Solliance sets world record for roll-to-roll produced perovskite-based solar cells


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The Dutch, Belgian and German R&D partnership Solliance announces the demonstration of an industrially-applicable roll-to-roll process for the production of solar cells, achieving a record 12,6% conversion efficiency on cell level. This breakthrough result paves the way towards an accelerated market introduction of this attractive new source of renewable energy.

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3D in-mould human-machine interface for automotive applications with printed touch interface (photo: Sabic)

From vision to product – OE-A presents the most innovative ideas and outlooks at LOPEC 2017


Exhibitions / Events

Already in its seventh year, OE-A organizes the OE-A Competition for its members from all the different sectors of organic and printed electronics. Numerous international companies, research institutes and universities take part in this annual competition to present their ideas, prototypes, and concepts.

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The FlexE Centre for R&D in flexible and printed electronics (photo: National Centre for Flexible Electronics, Kanpur)

RK Print announces collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


Companies / Markets

UK-based RK PrintCoat Instruments is now collaborating with the National Centre of Flexible Electronics (FlexE Centre) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IITK) to design, manufacture and supply a bespoke roll-to-roll pilot line for their latest R&D and prototyping projects in the field of printed and flexible electronics.

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Sumitomo Chemical invests in film-based touchscreen panels (photo: 663highland)

Sumitomo Chemical to boost production capacity of film-based touchscreen panels


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The Japanese Sumitomo Chemical Company decided to expand the production capacity of film-based touchscreen panels at Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd., its wholly-owned subsidiary in South Korea. The production capacity is to be more than tripled, with the expanded commercial-scale production coming on stream in January 2018.

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