OPV module with eight cells in series, fully manufactured by inkjet printing


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The organic/hybrid printed photovoltaic field is growing and reaching the production scale, where the development of large area processes is urgently needed. To this aim, researchers from CEA-Liten, based at the French Institut National de l’Energie Solaire (INES), have developed a flexible organic photovoltaic module manufactured entirely by inkjet printing processes.

 
The Ferngrove wine bottle with technology from Thinfilm and G World


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Thin Film Electronics ASA, a leading developer of printed electronics and smart systems from Oslo, Norway, has announced a partnership with the G World Group, a global authentication company based in Australia specialising in transparency and accountability solutions. The partnership will unveil the industry’s first “smart wine bottle” with printed electronics technology.

 
Displays with technology from Qlight Nanotech


Companies / Markets

Merck KGaA, a leading company for innovative healthcare, life science and performance materials based in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced that it is acquiring the remaining stake in Qlight Nanotech Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel), and will hold 100% of the company. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

 
Resistance measurement on a crumpled printed 125µm thick PET sheet


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Poly-Ink, a French-based company which develops and commercialises carbon nanotubes (CNT) and silver nanowires-based transparent and conductive materials to be printed and/or coated on various substrates, has come up with a new solution to substitute indium tin oxide (ITO). Nanowire-based material combined with crystal micro fibrils (MFC) creates Poly-Ink’s so-called PolyBioWire, which is reported to offer performances that are identical or better than ITO.

 
Thinfilm's new investors have placed USD 22M into the company


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Norwegian-based Thin Film Electronics ASA, a leader in the development and commercialisation of printed electronics and smart systems, has announced a private placement in the company, in which several US funds have subscribed for shares. The total investment sum ranges at USD 22M. Upon completion of the private placement, the investors will hold 6.1% of the shares of Thinfilm.