DuPont Teijin Films Joins Holst Centre Systems-in-Foil Research Program

(November 6, 2008) EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands — DuPont Teijin Films joined the systems-in-foil program of Holst Centre, a research initiative of the Flemish and Dutch research centers IMEC and TNO. DuPont Teijin, as a major substrate vendor, completes the ecosystem of industrial players for its systems-in-foil program line.

Flexible, large-area, low-cost electronics are seen as having huge market potential. Studies indicate that the organic electronics market will exceed the size of the silicon semiconductor market as it is today. One of the two program lines at Holst Centre in the Netherlands focuses on processes and technologies for systems-in-foil, such as large-area printing, electrodes, and barriers. A.o. organic LEDs (OLEDs) are used to demonstrate the progress and possibilities of the investigated technologies.

Dupont Teijin Films joins the Holst Centre program on flexible organic lighting and signage, bringing in knowledge on foil production. The aim of this Holst Centre program is to design and optimize OLED device concepts and processes that are compatible with roll-to-roll (R2R) fabrication. The project brings together equipment and materials suppliers with system integrators and device manufacturers around a well-defined roadmap. The agreement was signed between Dupont Teijin Films and TNO, coordinator of the activities.

Others in the systems-in-foil program include Philips, Solvay, Akzo Nobel, and Agfa.

DuPont Teijin Films is a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between DuPont and Teijin Limited.

For more information, visit www.holstcentre.com.

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