Striking solar cell designs, semi-transparency and colours are not typically words associated with solar cells. But with printed polymer solar cells, endless opportunities are possible through their freedom of design and colour selection.
Thin Film Electronics ASA (Oslo, Norway), a global leader in NFC smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics, announced a partnership with Bedford Industries (Worthington (MN), USA), an innovative manufacturer of product ties, closures and identification tags. The two companies will integrate Thinfilm’s NFC SpeedTap technology into Bedford’s popular ElastiTag hang-tag product line to deliver turnkey intelligent packaging solutions to consumer brand companies of all sizes as well as the broader fast moving consumer goods market.
Canatu Oy, a leading Finnish manufacturer of flexible and 3D formable transparent conductive films and touch sensors, receives a €22M late stage investment from the European Investment Bank. This is one of the largest investments in history in a Finnish start up. The funding will enable Canatu to respond to solid market demand and to invest heavily in R&D and manufacturing expansion.