A curved smartphone from LG

LG Display to invest in 6th generation OLED panel line


Companies / Markets

LG Display, Korean-based provider of display technologies, has announced that it will invest KRW 1.05 trillion (over $900M) in a 6th generation flexible OLED display production line as part of its efforts to lead the flexible OLED display market, which has emerged as increasingly attractive.

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The new BASF research building

BASF inaugurates new research building


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BASF SE, a leading chemical, plastics and performance products company, has inaugurated a new research building at its headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after two years of construction. The building accommodates around 200 employees of the research division Advanced Materials & Systems Research, who have so far worked in different buildings in Ludwigshafen.

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

CEA-Liten announces first fully inkjet-manufactured flexible PV modules


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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.

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The Ferngrove wine bottle with technology from Thinfilm and G World

Thinfilm and G World unveil first “Smart Wine Bottle”


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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.

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Displays with technology from Qlight Nanotech

Merck to fully acquire Qlight Nanotech


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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.

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