TactoTek (Oulu, Finland), developer of injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE), has received ISO 14001 certification demonstrating that their headquarters is aligned to and operating with the best environmental management practices.
Canatu (Vantaa, Finland) has recently expanded its patent portfolio with a new patent involving apparatuses and a method for oriented deposition. This invention enables them to orient carbon nanotubes horizontally, which enhances the electrical and mechanical properties of Canatu CNT films and its end applications, such as ADAS LiDAR film heaters for the automotive industry.
TNO at Holst Centre, The Netherlands, and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW), Germany, will collaborate on the development of next-generation Li-ion batteries for the European car industry. In the collaboration Holst Centre’s expertise in Thin Film Technology processes and equipment will be combined with ZSW’s know-how of battery materials and integration. Each institution will involve its local partners from the battery (manufacturing) value chain and the automotive industry. The Dutch province of Noord-Brabant and the German state of Baden-Württemberg are providing funding of around €3.4M for this cross-border research.