FRANKLIN, MA, April 13, 2004 - Eikos, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for highly transparent conductive coatings and circuits, today announced a collaboration with FLEXcon, the global leader in customer-driven, pressure-sensitive film solutions.
FLEXcon will assist Eikos in establishing a pilot coating line at Eikos’ facility in Franklin Massachusetts, which will be used for applications development as well as training customers and partners in coating methods. FLEXcon will also leverage its applications development experience to develop new market opportunities for Eikos’ Invisicon™ technology as well as provide coating services.
According to Eikos CEO, Joe Piche, “FLEXcon is an ideal partner for us at this stage in our development of Invisicon™, providing a level of coating competence and high-volume capacity that we will need as we scale up ink production. This collaboration has already helped advance our development activity and should continue to be crucial to our growth.”
“Our company recognizes the value of Invisicon™ and has aggressively established this alliance with Eikos,” explains Neil McDonough, president and CEO of FLEXcon. “Our specialty polymeric coating capability, in combination with this fresh technology, promises outstanding commercial opportunities for both organizations.”
FLEXcon is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of
pressure-sensitive films and adhesives for applications including indoor and
outdoor advertising, product identification and safety/hazard labels, bar coded
labels, primary labels and membrane switches. With its specialty
polymeric coating capabilities, the company offers an almost limitless variety
of film, adhesive, topcoat and liner combinations for customized applications.
FLEXcon is a privately held company with headquarters
Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of highly transparent carbon nanotube
(CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits for use in flat panel displays,
OLED lighting, solar cells, smart windows and other established markets.
Eikos’ patented Invisicon™ transparent
conductors (‘nanowires’) will enable high volume, low cost production of a
thinner, more flexible and more durable conductive coating technology that will
displace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) as the industry standard. A privately
held company headquartered in Franklin Massachusetts, Eikos has a number of
licenses, and development contracts with major global companies,