Navigation Links
Sigma-Aldrich Signs Agreement With Plextronics to Distribute Plexcore(R) Organic Electronics Materials
Date:6/9/2008

Printed electronics holds possibilities for applications including printed

organic solar cells, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and

flexible displays

ST. LOUIS, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today that the Company has signed an agreement with Plextronics, Inc., a leading innovator of technology for printed electronics, to distribute its organic semiconductors and conductive inks.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich will exclusively distribute research quantities of Plexcore(R) OS organic semiconducting polymers and Plexcore(R) OC organic conductive inks globally through the Aldrich(R) Materials Science initiative of its Research Specialties business. Plextronics will continue to work closely with industry partners to deliver commercial quantities of the materials and focus on development of its Plexcore(R) technology.

Printed electronics -- an emerging industry that takes advantage of printing technology to manufacture electronics devices -- holds many possibilities for new applications including printed organic solar cells, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and flexible displays.

From a technology standpoint, each of these applications requires one or more conductive layers that can be integrated with organic semiconductors and other solution-processed materials to form multilayer electronic devices on a variety of substrates. Plexcore(R) OS is an organic semiconducting polymer, known chemically as Poly(3-Hexyl Thiophene) (P3HT) and available in two high-purity (electronics) grades optimized for use in organic transistors and solar cells. Plexcore(R) OC is a solution-processable organic conductive ink specifically developed for use as a charge-transport layer in organic light emitting diodes and solar cells. Together, the two types of Plexcore(R) materials offer a reliable technology platform for research in organic electronics.

CEO of Plextronics Andy Hannah indicated that the partnership with Sigma-Aldrich is an important one for the company. "The easier we make it for the research community to access our materials, the more innovation we can spur in the printed electronics field. Sigma-Aldrich has a world-class distribution network, and it is that access and expertise that we are looking for to help us put Plextronics' products into the hands of today's leading researchers," said Hannah.

"Scientists and engineers working to advance the rapidly developing field of printed electronics depend on the availability of high quality standard materials that they can use as foundations to develop new materials and devices. Plexcore(R) technology is such a reliable foundation, and Aldrich's collaboration with Plextronics will ensure that this technology will be readily available to researchers around the world," added Dr. Ilya Koltover, Technology Transfer Manager of Sigma-Aldrich Chemistry business.

To learn more about the Plexcore(R) and other organic electronics materials, visit http://www.sigma-aldrich.com/oel.

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has over 7,900 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning website at http://www.sigma-aldrich.com.

About Plextronics: Plextronics, Inc. is a leading innovator of technology for printed electronics. The printed electronics market comprises next-generation light, power and circuitry products, including flexible displays, plastic solar cells and organic RFID tags. With a company vision of enabling 15 billion printed electronic devices by 2015, Plextronics is creating technology capable of commercial-scale performance and manufacturability. The company's device design, process technology and Plexcore(R) branded inks enable the formation of active electrical layers -- the key drivers of printed electronics. Plextronics was founded in 2002 as a spinout from Carnegie Mellon University, based upon conductive polymer technology developed by Dr. Richard McCullough. Over the past five years, Plextronics' team of scientists has refined and further developed this technology to deliver exceptional performance for printed electronics. For more information about Plextronics, visit http://www.plextronics.com/.

Sigma-Aldrich and Aldrich are trademarks of Sigma-Aldrich Biotechnology LP and Sigma-Aldrich Co.

Plexcore is a registered trademark of Plextronics, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sigma-Aldrich
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Declares Quarterly Dividend
2. Sigma-Aldrich and Lab Manager Magazine Present Webinar On Laboratory Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Strategies
3. Sigma-Aldrich Expansion in Republic of China to Support SAFC Growth
4. Sigma-Aldrich and Ingenuity Systems Announce Partnership to Create E-Commerce Search Solution Based on Biological Knowledge
5. Sigma-Aldrich to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference on September 25, 2007
6. Sigma-Aldrich Names Patrick Sullivan New VP of Research and Development for Research Biotech
7. Sigma-Aldrich and the Universite de Montreal Establish Collaboration for RNA Interference Studies
8. Sigma-Aldrich Corporations 3rd Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call
9. Sigma-Aldrich Introduces N-TER Nanoparticle siRNA Transfection System for Delivery of siRNA Into Difficult-to-Transfect Cell Types
10. Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Q3 2007 Sales Increase 14.0%, Yielding Diluted EPS of $.54.
11. Sigma-Aldrich and Oxford BioMedica Win Key Ruling in Open Biosystems Patent Infringement Dispute
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 22, 2016 , ... Doctors in ... in combating the asbestos cancer, malignant mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article ... in the University of Rome’s Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine evaluated more ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... ... , ... The recent recall by Costco and Trader Joes of 47 million ... 12, 2016(1), demonstrates the need for faster and more cost effective bio-threat detection to ... , PathSensor’s latest solution uses a biosensor technology called CANARY®. ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... ... May 19, 2016 , ... KCAS Bioanalytical and ... Siddiqui as Director, Large Molecule & Biomarker Bioanalysis. , Dr. Siddiqui has more ... discovery studies for preclinical and clinical safety programs. “We’ve seen significant demand for, ...
(Date:5/18/2016)... COLUMBIA, Md. (PRWEB) , ... May 18, 2016 ... ... new Shimadzu Pharmaceutical Sciences Summer Camp at The University of Toledo. This two-day ... school students an opportunity to explore the field of pharmaceutical sciences in preparation ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/9/2016)... DUBAI , UAE, May 9, 2016 ... choice when it comes to expanding freedom for high ... Even in today,s globally connected world, there ... online conferencing system could ever duplicate sealing your deal ... are obtaining second passports by taking advantage of citizenship ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016 First quarter 2016:   ... 966% compared with the first quarter of 2015 The ... 589.1 M (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin was 40% (-13) ... Cash flow from operations was SEK 249.9 M (21.2) ... guidance is unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. The operating margin ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... 20, 2016 The new GEZE ... compact web-based "all-in-one" system solution for all door components. ... or the door interface with integration authorization management system, ... systems. The minimal dimensions of the access control and ... building installations offer considerable freedom of design with regard ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):