Materials Science, a technology growth initiative of Sigma-Aldrich,
today announced that it has entered into collaboration with Agfa
Materials, a division of Agfa-Gevaert N.V., an imaging and information
technology company. Under the terms of the collaboration, the two
companies plan to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for
use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics,
touch screens and printed sensors. Information regarding the products
produced via the new collaboration can be found at sigma-aldrich.com/conductingpoly.
products available under this Agfa/Aldrich Materials Science initiative
are specifically targeted at research requiring the highest
conductivity PEDOT:PSS, (Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):
poly(styrenesulfonate) materials and formulations for use in printed
electronics applications. The distinct advantages of these materials
include enhanced conductivity, transparency, printability, flexibility
agreement supplements other material offerings from Aldrich Materials
Science, including silver inks and pastes, in a continued effort to
enable research in all areas of organic and printed electronics.
introduction of four specific Orgacon materials complements the
existing Aldrich Materials Science PEDOT:PSS portfolio and include:
- Two raw high-conductive PEDOT:PSS materials that
can enable researchers to make their own formulations, including a
neutral pH version also suitable for high-tech applications such as
polymer tandem solar cell devices.
- Two formulated high-conductive PEDOT:PSS materials
for researchers who prefer to use highly-optimized, ready-to-use
formulations directly in the application. These materials can be readily
deposited via a variety of methods including spin coating, drop casting
as well as inkjet printing.
agreement is a strategic step forward for both companies, as it will
allow the addition of these key performance products to the
comprehensive and growing Organic and Printed Electronics portfolio
offered by Aldrich Materials Science,” commented Dr. Frank Louwet,
Orgacon Business Manager at Agfa. He further noted,
to Frank Louwet, Orgacon business manager at Agfa, the availability of
these materials in R&D quantities provides researchers worldwide
with resources to accelerate application development and
commercialization of Orgacon in the emerging fields of printed
electronics, OPV and OLED lighting.