FLEXcon Receives Funds from State Grant Awarded to Carpe Diem Technologies
FLEXcon will utilize new equipment to enable rapid prototyping of micro-embossed films to support flexible electronics ecosystem in Massachusetts.
FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced that it is the recipient of a portion of the $2.3M Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) grant awarded to Carpe Diem Technologies last July. Other subrecipients include Rothtec Engraving Corp. and the University of Massachusetts.
“We chose FLEXcon as a subrecipient of the grant because they share our vision of a specialized manufacturing ecosystem,” says John Berg, CEO of Carpe Diem. “By working together collaboratively, we can create a win-win scenario for all parties while spearheading innovative solutions that address specific needs in the flexible electronics market.”
FLEXcon is now in the process of acquiring two pieces of equipment for their development laboratory – a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a narrow web embossing machine. Working with Carpe Diem and other subrecipients, the company will collaborate on the production of micro-embossed films to meet unmet and emerging needs in the flexible electronics industry.
“The addition of these two pieces of equipment to our microstructure innovations group will significantly streamline our current process for prototyping and testing new microstructures,” says Bill Sullivan, vice president, Performance Products Business Team, FLEXcon. “The capabilities they bring will help launch forward our efforts with Carpe Diem and its other partners to bring groundbreaking technologies to market faster than ever before.”
Moving forward, FLEXcon will be working directly with Carpe Diem on the development of micro-embossed components for flexible electronics applications. They look forward to a long-term partnership that will infuse new technology into the industry to yield ever-better solutions to real world challenges.