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Merck (Darmstadt, Germany), a leading science and technology company, has announced partnership agreements with Optitune Oy (Oulu, Finland), and Solip Tech Co., Ltd. (Daejeon, South Korea), to bring the first products under the new umbrella brand liviFlex to the display market. liviFlex offers a novel range of display materials that addresses challenges in the manufacture of flexible, foldable and rollable OLED displays, which are known as free-form displays. With its Performance Materials business sector, Merck is a leading player in the electronic materials market and materials for OLED displays are one of the defined investment focus areas for future growth.

 


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Back in the pre-digital world of the 1970’s before emails, Facebook or Instagram, RK PrintCoat Instruments was spotted for a news article in the Times by the founders of Matsuo Sangyo, Japan. Interested in the piece on RK’s K Hand Coater equipment, Matsuo Sangyo made contact by handwritten letter. That basic initial contact has formed a valuable relationship between the two companies, and this year sees 50 years of collaboration promoting RK PrintCoat Instruments in Japan. Founded in the early 1960’s RK Print now has over 60 years’ experience in the surface coating industry. Designed and manufactured in the UK, RK equipment has one common theme, the production of repeatable samples; to be used for the purposes of research and development, as well as quality control.

 


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Neotech AMT and the TAMS-group at the University of Hamburg have announced the development of a camera-based monitoring system for additively manufactured objects with integrated electronics (Project: KAM EI). The project, funded by the central innovation programme for SMEs (ZIM) from the German Federal Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), will run until September 2022.

 


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The recently launched €6.1M project INNO4COV-19, funded by the European Commission (grant agreement no. 101016203), will support the marketing of new products to combat COVID-19 over the next two years, throughout Europe. The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) is contributing its know-how in sterilisation using accelerated electrons and on near-to-eye visualisation.

 


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In October 2019, the EU-funded initiative “Switch2Save” (grant agreement No. 869929) was launched to improve the availability and affordability of electrochromic and thermochromic smart glass technologies. About one year later, the first project results show that the use of these technologies in combination with intelligent switching protocols can reduce the primary energy use of extensively glazed buildings by up to 70%. During an online workshop on “Energy Efficient Technologies for Building Envelopes” from 25-27 November 2020, the project members will present the project progress.