Solvay aims at plastic-electronics innovation through Polyera investment

09/9/2010 | PlasticsNews.com

Industrial chemical firm Solvay spent $4 million for a minority stake in plastic-materials developer Polyera, a firm active in the organic semiconductor and organic photovoltaic markets. According to Solvay, the emerging plastic-electronics sector needs printing technology to produce lightweight and flexible components for gadgets. As a result, new electronic devices can be manufactured more efficiently, which enables applications previously impossible with conventional silicon-based electronics, Solvay said.

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