Jan 8, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Beneq, a leading supplier of production and research equipment for thin film coatings, has joined the Center for Organic Photonics at Georgia Tech as member of the Center’s Industrial Affiliates Program.
Headquartered in Finland, Beneq’s North American offices are located in Duluth, Georgia. Beneq thin film equipment is used for coatings in solar photovoltaics, flexible electronics, strengthened glass and other emerging thin film applications. Beneq has introduced several revolutionary innovations within its coating technologies, including roll-to-roll atomic layer deposition (ALD) and high-yield atmospheric aerosol coating (nAERO®).
When asked about joining the program, Mr. Jukka Kohtala, Area Sales Director of Beneq states, “Joining the COPE is a natural step for Beneq, as we have for some time now been involved in developing the future coating equipment and applications for flexible and organic electronics, both on a purely R&D level and together with customers with real products. Especially our Roll-to-Roll approach is one that surely will interest the members and clientele of COPE."
As a member of the program, Beneq will connect to the faculty expertise and highly trained student and graduates of the Center as well as an international network of partners in the field of organic photonics and electronics. This includes information on the latest research and discoveries and invitations to exclusive events.
Mr. Kohtala adds, “We are an innovative company with a unique coating technology, ready to accommodate partner and customer challenges, develop solutions and create new business. Organic electronics is a main focus area for us, and we know we have a lot to bring to COPE."
Prof. Bernard Kippelen, Director of the Center stated, “Partnerships with leading equipment manufacturers like Beneq are important to contribute to the future growth of the organic photonics and electronics industry. We are pleased to have Beneq as part of our network and are looking forward to productive interactions.”