ALTANA is pleased to announce that it has recently purchased a state-of-the-art PulseForge 1300 photonic curing tool from NovaCentrix, based in Austin, Texas, US.

The tool has been installed at Al TANA Printed Electronics in Hartenstein and is already contributing to undisclosed R&D projects including Smart Packaging and Smart Surfaces.

"The addition of the PulseForge 1300 to our material processing capabilities will allow us to develop and provide a new generation of materials for our customers," said Dr Matthias Eul, head of research and development for ALTANA Printed Electronics.

"The capabilities of the NovaCentrix PulseForge tools are exceptional, and their team has been instrumental in transferring their process knowledge to help us to support our customers."

Photonic curing, developed and patented by NovaCentrix, uses specially controlled high-power flash lamps to dry, sinter, and anneal high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates.

"We’re honoured at the opportunity to support ALTANA’ s world-class team of specialists," said Stan Farnsworth, NovaCentrix vice-president of marketing.

Through the use of the NovaCentrix PulseForge 1300 tool, ALTANA Printed Electronics is expanding their offerings for functional inks and pastes.

ALTANA’s commitment to providing maximum customer value is reflected in its commitment to innovation. Through the addition of impactful new capabilities, ALTANA is maintaining its market leadership position and maximizing new business opportunities.

Our shareholder structure facilitates long-term corporate success and provides commitment, as well as continuity for our employees and customers. At the same time, it enables us to act quickly to take advantage of business opportunities.