Adphos invests in printed electronics industry by providing solution to NextFlex Consortium
The German-based adphos Group recently highlighted its new MicroSpot 3D system, a high density light focusing system that is reported to deliver near laser like performance at a fraction of the cost, at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, California. Now, through various partnerships and relationships within the printed electronics marketplace, adphos arrived at a mutual agreement with the American flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute NextFlex to provide an adphosNIR Mini-Lab system for drying, curing and sintering of inks and coatings on various substrates.
Paul Semenza, NextFlex director of commercialisation, stated that “NextFlex is excited to install the adphosNIR Technology and Mini-Lab system as part of our flexible hybrid electronics pilot line in San Jose, and to make it available to our members to advance their flexibility, speeds and overall processes for printed electronics applications.”
John Palazzolo, director of marketing and sales for Adphos North America exclaimed: “The printed electronics industry is a pivotal component of adphos’ strategic plan going forward, and as such, we feel it is important to invest in the PE market and donating the use of the adphosNIR Mini-Lab system to NextFlex is a positive step in that direction.”
NextFlex is a public-private consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprofits and governments with a mission to advance US manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics. To that end adphos’ patented adphosNIR technology allows users and manufacturers to increase production speeds and broaden the range of applications they can address with their existing equipment and infrastructure.