ALTANA announced that it has purchased a state-of-the-art PulseForge 1300 photonic curing tool from NovaCentrix, based in Austin, TX. The tool has been installed at ALTANA Printed Electronics in Hartenstein and is already contributing to undisclosed R&D projects, including Smart Packaging and Smart Surfaces.
“The addition of the PulseForge 1300 to our material processing capabilities will allow us to develop and provide a new generation of materials for our customers,” said Dr. Matthias Eul, head of R&D for ALTANA Printed Electronics. “The capabilities of the NovaCentrix PulseForge tools are exceptional, and their team has been instrumental in transferring their process knowledge to help us to support our customers.”
Photonic curing, developed and patented by NovaCentrix, uses specially controlled high-power flash lamps to dry, sinter, and anneal high-temperature materials on low temperature substrates.
“We’re honored at the opportunity to support ALTANA’ s world-class team of specialists,” said Stan Farnsworth, NovaCentrix VP of marketing. Through the use of the NovaCentrix PulseForge 1300 tool, ALTANA Printed Electronics is expanding their offerings for functional inks and pastes.