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 Barix™ Barrier Film.
Vitex made the first agreement with ANS in 2006, allowing ANS to make Barix encapsulation equipment, the Guardian™ 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.