Vitex System today announced that it has
expanded its license agreement with Korea-based Advanced Neotech Systems
(ANS), granting ANS rights to develop and manufacture roll-to-roll coating
equipment used in the production of Barixâ¢ Barrier Film.
Vitex made the first agreement with ANS in 2006, allowing ANS to make Barix encapsulation equipment, the Guardianâ¢ System.
ANS has successfully sold eight Guardian systems to produce Vitex's
proprietary Barix technology, including: a pilot system being used by
Samsung SDI to make the world's first foldable OLED and the thinnest OLED
display that was shown at FPD International 2008 in Yokohama; the first
mass production system; and the first Gen 2 (370mm x 470mm) system.
Over the past year, Vitex has made excellent progress demonstrating the
unique capabilities of its Barix Barrier Film for encapsulation of
thin-film photovoltaic cells. Multiple companies have been able to verify
that, when protected by Vitex's Barix Barrier Film, their thin film
photovoltaic (PV) cells fabricated using either CIGS or CdTe can pass the
damp heat test required by the IEC 61646 standard.