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Organic solar film (photo: Silicon Saxony/Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP and Heliatek: Conclusion of BMBF research project on transparent organic photovoltaic glass façades (TOP)


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In December 2018, the BMBF-funded research project "Transparent Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) Glass Facade" (project name: TOP) ended as part of the funding initiative "Organic Electronics - Fundamentals of Technology and Application Scenarios." The aim of the joint project was to develop semi-transparent solar foils with a transparency of 15-30% at an efficiency of 8-10% and a suitable encapsulation. The consortium consisted of CreaPhys GmbH (Dresden), Fraunhofer FEP (Dresden), Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg), Heliatek GmbH (Dresden) and the University of Ulm.

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Isorg and Sumitomo Chemical have expanded their existing collaboration (photo: Isorg)

Isorg and Sumitomo Chemical announce partnership to develop organic photodetectors


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Isorg (Grenoble, France), a pioneer in organic photodetectors (OPDs) and large-area image sensors, and Sumitomo Chemical (Tokyo, Japan), a leader in OPD materials production and other fields, announced their agreement to develop new OPD products for use as smartphone fingerprint sensors and hybrid organic CMOS image sensors.

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BASF starts up plant for functionalising foils in Münster


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In the presence of the minister of economics of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Prof Andreas Pinkwart, and Münster’s mayor Markus Lewe, a plant for coating foils was started up on the BASF company premises in Münster. Innovative materials applied layer by layer in an ultra-thin coat give foils additional properties, thus “functionalising” them. BASF developed the innovative coating technology and the first product – a barrier foil – within a very short time.

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Ynvisible wants to strengthen its position by acquiring Consensum (photo: Ynvisible)

Ynvisible Interactive signs binding letter of intent to acquire Consensum Production AB


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Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) has entered into a binding letter of intent with Consensum Production AB from Sweden, dated 8 July 2019, which sets out the basic terms and conditions pursuant to which Ynvisible will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Consensum.

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CLEARink and FLEx want to bring the next generation of ePaper technology to the mass markets (photo: CLEARink)

CLEARink and FLEx to create next generation ePaper display solutions


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CLEARink Displays (Fremont, California) and FLEx Lighting (Chicago, Illinois) have announced a collaboration to create the next generation ePaper display solution based on CLEARink’s ePaper 2.0 and FLEx’s ultra-thin front light. The companies had together built a prototype 9.7” colour ePaper display with front light and their tradeshow booth won the prestigious People’s Choice Award at the recently concluded Society for Information Display’s (SID) world renowned Display Week exhibition in San Jose, California.

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