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Printed and hybrid manufacturing services

Realising new business opportunities through advances in material and manufacturing technology

Create products that have the potential to disrupt existing value chains and markets. VTT application-oriented R&D services leverage disruptive advances in material technology and related processing methods.

Win with VTT

We offer our customers our unique experience, facilities, application know-how and partner networks in order to accelerate their product development and reduce the time to market. Backed by approximately 100 experts in printed intelligence and unique roll-to-roll processing facilities, VTT offers a fast track for companies looking to develop new products from printed intelligence technologies.

A wide range of printed intelligence technology platforms

Customers of VTT Printed Intelligence benefit from our unique offering, which combines pilot-scale R&D services and supporting intellectual property rights to help exploit the exciting new business opportunities that our technologies help to create. Our offering makes use of VTT’s multi-technological knowhow and unique roll-to-roll pilot-scale manufacturing capabilities. Our expertise covers a wide range of printed intelligence technologies, from material formulation and process development to pilot-scale roll-to-roll production of individual components and integrated systems. Some examples of our printed intelligence technology platforms include but are not limited to:

  • Printed OLED and organic solar cells
  • Printed functional devices
  • Printed electronic devices
  • Printed intelligence pilot manufacturing
  • Hybrid electronics and 3D plastic integration

Pilot scale ramp-up helps refine & commercialise

VTT has a wide range of intellectual property in the field of printed intelligence materials, products and related process technologies. Most of these technologies and processes have been ramped up to pilot scale in order to better help our customers commercialise individual technologies and their applications. 

 

                        

 

​Development of roll-to-roll printed inverted organic solar cells

Customer: Eni S.p.A

Solution: Eni is developing photovoltaic cells, modules and panels based on organic materials and or polymer to reduce the cost of producing electricity from solar resources. VTT is Eni’s research partner in developing fully roll-to-roll printed inverted organic solar cells based on Eni’s materials.

 

Printed diagnostics 

Customer: Orion Diagnostica

Challenge: Transition from the old swab and reagent bottle-based methods of hygiene monitoring systems to a new-generation, fast and easy-to-use integrated test device which is produced by printing reagents on a textile.

Solution: Clean Card® PRO is a new-generation hygiene test for monitoring the effectiveness of cleaning surfaces that come into contact with food. The test detects protein residues, the presence of which indicates inadequate cleaning. VTT acted as a partner in product development, ramp-up production, and technology transfer of the production process.

 

Verification of the roll-to-roll processability of a new material

Customer: Optitune

Solution: Optitune offers a revolutionary coating technology for cost-effective and environmentally friendly light management solutions for solar, touchscreen, electronics and construction industries. Processability of Optitune's new hard-coating material has been verified in VTT's R2R environment.

 

New process control unit verification

Customer: Focalspec

Solution: Focalspec has developed a new type of on-line topography measurement system for the monitoring and control of printed electronics production. The system is based on novel Lateral Chromatic Imaging technology. The first pilot system has been installed in the VTT MAXI R2R pilot line to gain practical information and experience on measurement needs for various types of materials, printed functionalities and processes.

 

New solutions for printed electronics measurement and control

Customers: Asahi Kasei, Offcode and Coatema

Solution: Together with VTT, Offcode has developed the ARCOS21 on-line system for registration and quality-measurements. VTT's MAXI line has been used for testing and demonstrating the system's capability to detect details in the range of 10µm and registration accuracy close to 20µm.

Coatema, manufacturer of high-performance coating and laminating production lines, utilises Offcode's system in their new machines.

Asahi Kasei's high-accuracy Gravure unit performance has been verified in the MAXI line.

​Printing organic solar cells at VTT's pilot factory

 

 

VTT Printed Intelligence - making volume production a reality

 

 

 Solar power from energy harvesting trees

 
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CUSTOMER SERVICE

info@vtt.fi
Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00,
UTC +2 time zone