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prelonic developed an electrochormic display, which is printed in few simple printing steps, using commercial available materials.
The display is one-sided and solid-state, what means, that no lamination processes are necessary.
The employed processes and materials enable the probably cheapest electrochromic display in the world. prelonic will further work on formulation and optimization of materials and market the technology.
prelonic works in co-operation with Nanyang Technology University on combined energy harvesting and storage - so called CEGS devices.
prelonic supports with know-how in product and process development to enable scalability and mass production.
Former experiance in the Pasteur project - which aimed data logging with battery integrated sensor devices - helps to create a competitive and cheap product.
Electroluminescence is at the moment the only mature technology to enable printed flexible lamps and illuminate signage on packaging, paper and films.
The main disadvantage is the complex, expensive and bulky driver.
prelonic is working for two years now on the development of a printed EL driver and achieved a major progress in this topic.
In co-operation with the HTL Electronics department the printed EL driver was realized in its main parts. Some discrete parts are still necessary, which will be substituted subsequently. Also miniaturisation is going on.