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Kai Beckmann, CEO of Merck Performance Materials (photo: Merck)

Merck Performance Materials updates strategy

Merck (Darmstadt, Germany), a leading science and technology company, recently presented its strategy to secure the future prospects of Performance Materials. The business sector comprises the specialty chemicals business of Merck and supplies solutions for displays, computer chips and surfaces of every kind. After 2019, Merck expects Performance Materials to resume earnings growth.


Fraunhofer FEP developed a new method for ultra-smooth surfaces (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP presents new technology for ultra-smooth polymer films

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) has succeeded in developing a new technology for the production of ultra-smooth polymer films as part of the "OptiPerm" project. This project received funding from the European Union and the Saxony State Ministry of Economics, Labor and Transport. The technology, which was previously demonstrated on samples in A4 format, has now been successfully transferred to a roll-to-roll process with even higher surface quality. These results were presented for the first time at the AIMCAL conference in Munich, Germany in June 2018 by Dr Steffen Günther.


OLED production at Merck in Darmstadt (photo: Tobi Bohn / Berlin; Merck)

Merck opens OLED Technology Center China in Shanghai

Merck (Darmstadt, Germany), a leading science and technology company, recently opened its new OLED Technology Center China in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai. The new centre will provide local customers with customised solutions to enable innovative OLED application development.


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