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Fraunhofer IAP commissions new manufacturing pilot line for organic semiconductor technologies

Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic solar cells can now be developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm

16 Jan 2013 | Editor

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) announces the commissioning and opening of a new manufacturing pilot line for organic semiconductor technologies. This enables organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) can now be developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm on a near-industrial scale. The new pilot line was designed and implemented by Fraunhofer IAP in cooperation with the plant manufacturer MBraun. The plant was officially opened during a two day trade event at the instituition.

Fraunhofer IAP’s pilot line for solution-based processes is located in a cleanroom and measures a lenght of 15 meters

Figure: Fraunhofer IAP’s pilot line for solution-based processes is located in a cleanroom and measures a lenght of 15 meters

Dr. Armin Wedel, Division Director at Fraunhofer IAP, said, "Organic electronics has great design potential for energy-saving, intelligent lighting control and information systems. To apply these technologies to life-size street furniture, the new pilot line now offers the possibility to realize organic electronic components under near-industrial conditions - a crucial prerequisite for the later transfer into commercial products."

Martin Reinelt, CEO of MBraun, said, "We are proud that we successfully constructed the pilot line in close collaboration with Fraunhofer IAP. Thus, optimal conditions for cutting-edge research have emerged at the research site Potsdam-Golm." Dr. Martin Reinelt, added, "We hope to strengthen the German research landscape in order to compete successfully with American and Asian research institutions. We also want to demonstrate the performance of German equipment manufacturing"

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About Fraunhofer IAP

The Fraunhofer IAP in Potsdam-Golm specialises in research and development for the entire range of polymer applications. Directed by Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Fink the Institute supports companies and partners in the custom development and optimization of innovative and sustainable materials, processing aids and processes.

In addition to the environmentally-friendly, economical production and processing of polymers in the laboratory and pilot plant scale, the Institute also offers the characterization of polymers. We focus on synthetic petroleum-based polymers as well as biopolymers and bio-based polymers from renewable resources. The applications are versatile, ranging from biotechnology, medicine, pharmacy and cosmetics via electronics and optics to applications in packaging, environmental and wastewater engineering or the automotive, paper, construction and paint industry.

Source: Fraunhofer IAP

About MBraun

For more than 30 years MBraun is a specialist in inert gas technology and process automation. The products developed an produced in Germany are applied in chemical research, in OLED development and mass production as well as in the development of lithium-ion batteries. Because of own production and distribution facilities in the U.S. and China, MBraun ensures a major customer focus and excellent service support.

Source: MBraun


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