Through the various partnerships and relationships within the printed electronics marketplace, adphos and NextFlex arrived at a mutual agreement for adphos to provide NextFlex an adphosNIR Mini-Lab system for drying, curing and sintering of inks and coatings on various substrates.
“NextFlex is excited to install the adphosNIR Technology and Mini-Lab system as part of our flexible hybrid electronics pilot line in San Jose, and to make it available to our members to advance their flexibility, speeds and overall processes for printed electronics applications,” said Paul Semenza, NextFlex director of commercialization.
“The printed electronics industry is a pivotal component of adphos’ strategic plan going forward, and as such, we feel it is important to invest in the PE market and donating the use of the adphosNIR Mini-Lab system to NextFlex is a positive step in that direction,” added John Palazzolo, director of marketing and sales for Adphos North America.
NextFlex is a public-private consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprofits and governments with a mission to advance US manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics. To that end, adphos’ patented adphosNIR technology allows users and manufacturers to increase production speeds and broaden the range of applications they can address with their existing equipment and infrastructure.
adphosNIR technology for printed electronics allows drying, curing, heating and sintering of substrates at two to three times production speeds. It enables applications on a wider range of substrates, and works with various ink, coating and adhesives chemistries.