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Canatu (Vantaa, Finland) has received the IATF 16949:2016 certification for its manufacturing facility in Vantaa. The IATF 16949, specified by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) defines the quality management system (QMS) standards specifically for the Automotive industry, implemented as an extension and in combination with ISO 9001:2015. The IATF 16949 focuses on the ability to fulfil customer-specific requirements including verification of conformity with the specification.


TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), a global leader in developing and industrialising in-mould structural electronics (IMSE) technology, announces that its licensee, Nanogate (Fohnsdorf, Austria), a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components, is ready to mass produce IMSE parts. Nanogate recently completed the IMSE Builder technology transfer and has verified IMSE manufacturing capabilities.

TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), the developer of injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE), and DuraTech Industries (Lacrosse, Wisconsin), have announced a licensing agreement. DuraTech is a TactoTek Design and Innovate licensee with rights to sell, design, and produce parts that use TactoTek’s intellectual property which includes 44 patent families with over 130 granted patents, as well as extensive trade secrets and know-how for designing and producing IMSE parts. DuraTech will create and deliver IMSE solutions for its customers in North America and around the world from production facilities in the USA.

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