The Clean4Yield project aims to ensure high enough yields for cost-effective organic electronics manufacturing. The project partners will develop new technologies for inspecting, cleaning and repairing moving foils, and detecting and preventing defects in large-scale roll-to-roll production of OLEDs and OPVs.

The Clean4Yield project will work to develop new technologies capable of inspecting moving foils for micro- and nanoscale dust particles and defects, and for cleaning / repairing layers as necessary. It will also explore techniques for preventing dust particles reaching the foil in roll-to-roll environments. The project is coordinated by the Holst Centre/TNO and has sixteen members (multi-national companies, small-to-medium enterprises, universities and research organizations).

Clean4Yield is funded through the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and will run for 36 months beginning May 1, 2012.

Project duration: 
2012 to 2015
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