Cambrios and Heraeus Jointly Create New, High-Conductivity Transparent Conductors
Two Companies' Combined Products Dramatically Extend Flexible Substrate Capabilities for Next-Generation Mass-Market Technology Products
Combining ClearOhm® silver nanowires with Clevios™ PEDOT:PSS conductive polymer creates a new hybrid "one layer solution" resulting in the highest conductivity coupled with an ultra-smooth surface. The new Clevios™ HY family of products will have superior conductivity on flexible substrates, faster transmission and greater flexibility. They will be used in touch screens, OLED lighting, photovoltaics, smart windows and flexible displays. This new technology supersedes the expensive ITO vacuum sputtering process. Clevios™ HY ink formulations use cost-effective coating and printing processes that are best suited for high-volume manufacturing.
"The companies' materials are complementary and ideally suited for the 'touch age'," said Dr. Wilfried Loevenich, head of innovation at Heraeus New Businesses. "The Clevios HY range with its high conductivity and excellent smoothing properties will outperform the competition."
"This partnership and the unique hybrid transparent conductor replaces ITO," Said Dr. Rahul Gupta, senior director of business development at Cambrios. "It opens new channels for our materials as well as enables applications in emerging growth markets."
Dr. Andreas Elschner of Heraeus will spotlight the new Clevios™ HY range during his presentation "CleviosTM High-Conductive Polymers in Touch Panel Sensors" at the LOPEC, Munich conference. Both he and Dr. Rahul Gupta from Cambrios will be available at the LOPEC exhibition, 3-5 March 2015, to answer questions.
Cambrios leads the industry in providing innovative solutions using nanotechnology. Its breakthrough silver nanowire-based transparent conductors simplify electronics manufacturing and improve end-product cost and performance for electronic devices. The company's ClearOhm® product is a transparent conductor with significantly higher optical and electrical performance than traditional materials and methods. Applications of ClearOhm material include touch screens, EMI shielding, LCDs, ePaper, OLED lighting and thin film photovoltaics. Cambrios is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices in Japan and Taiwan.
Heraeus Holding GmbH
Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. We create high-value solutions for our customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term. Our activities focus on a number of markets: chemical and metals, energy and the environment, communications and electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications. In fiscal year 2013, Heraeus achieved product revenue of €3.6 billion and precious metals trading revenue of €13.5 billion. With some 12,500 employees in over 110 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.