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R2R pilot environment for printing and hybrid manufacturing


printed electronics roll-to-roll environment

World-leading pilot manufacturing infrastructure and services

VTT offers a unique roll-to-roll (R2R) pilot manufacturing environment and R&D services for the development of printed intelligence products and processes. The pilot manufacturing environment consists of several unique production lines that have been specified and modified by VTT's printing, monitoring, and production automation specialists. The lines serve versatile customers' needs in the field of printed intelligence materials, processes, and products. This unique facility enables companies to explore radically new manufacturing approaches and to reduce the commercial and technical risks before starting fully commercial operations.

VTT currently has three in-air R2R pilot printing machines, an inert-atmosphere R2R pilot printing machine, an R2R evaporator, a functional testing and an R2R after-treatment machine, and a newly installed picosecond R2R laser processing facility. The VTT research scientists and machine operators have extensive hands-on experience and a huge amount of production know-how in bringing developments in the laboratory to roll-to-roll pilot production scale.

Use of VTT's research services and pilot manufacturing infrastructure offers our customers and R&D partners access to:

  • Skilled and experienced personnel
  • Versatile laboratory facilities
  • In-air and inert-atmosphere roll-to-roll printing lines that can be modified on the basis of specific customer needs
  • Production control system
  • Testing environment for printed components


VTT's pilot manufacturing environment can be utilized so as to manufacture a wide selection of solidly functional components and products on different substrates by any of the following production methods:

  • Reverse and forward gravure printing
  • Flexographic printing
  • Rotary screen printing
  • Slot die coating
  • Rotary die cutting
  • Lamination
  • Hot embossing
  • Evaporation
  • Etching


Did you know that organic solar cells can be printed? See how it's done at VTT's pilot factory