10 Nov 2021
ASCA is a division of French company ARMOR that is developing organic photovoltaic panels. It recently announced a collaboration with nano-C to supply electron acceptor materials made from organic semiconductors.
14 Jul 2021
Solar Panels of the Future; Technology and Aesthetics Combined
Marjan van Aubel Studio signed the colourful solar- paneled roof of the Netherlands pavilion. The skylights are made out of lightweight ASCA organic transparent solar cells (OPV), that are 100% recoverable and of non-toxic materials. By combining technology, aesthetics and sustainable materials, the studio has created the solar panels of the future.
21 Jun 2021
Printed Electronics for Fashionable Wearables
Look around at any of the major fashion brands, and you start to see a pattern: there is not much there in the way of design-oriented, pro-science thinking. Those worlds have, unfortunately, remained separate for the most part. The general message that society is sending could not be any clearer: you can be beautiful, you can be smart, but you cannot be both.
26 May 2021
Fabric has Potential Cooling Effect for Smartwatch Wearers
As smartwatches become more powerful, they will generate more heat. To prevent burns or rashes, what if a material touching the skin could feel as cool as metal, but also be flexible enough to be worn on the wrist?
6 May 2021
Robust Artificial Tissue Mimics Lobster Underbelly's Stretch
Researchers have fabricated a hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster's underbelly. The researchers ran the material through a battery of stretch and impact tests, and showed that, similar to the lobster underbelly, the synthetic material is remarkably "fatigue-resistant," able to withstand repeated stretches and strains without tearing.
13 Jan 2021
ARMOR Solar Power Films Introduces True Gray Solar Film
ARMOR solar power films and Nano-C, Inc have expanded the color options for all types of product offerings including BIPV, achieving a true gray color sought after by architects and design professionals.
14 Dec 2020
MakerBot Offers Three New ABS Composite Materials from Kimya
MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd announces that three new Kimya ABS composite materials by ARMOR have been qualified for MakerBot LABS for the MakerBot METHOD X 3D printer.
8 Dec 2020
ARMOR Solar Power Films Wins German Sustainability Award
ARMOR solar power films was declared the winner of the German Sustainability Award, in the category "Climate".
11 Nov 2020
Cupron is a US company developing copper-based antimicrobial technology.
20 Oct 2020
Record 26% Efficiency in Low Light for ARMOR Solar Power Films
ARMOR solar power films achieved a record 26% efficiency in a low-light environment for the ASCA organic photovoltaic cell.
30 Sep 2020
Nano-C produce, functionalize, and integrate SWCNTs and Fullerenes process. IDTechEx spoke with Victor Vejins (CEO) and Darren Bischoff (Business Development Director)
2 Sep 2020
Powering Robots with Biomorphic Batteries
A new rechargeable zinc battery can provide much more energy and integrate into the structure of a robot like biological fat reserves store energy in animals. This approach to increasing capacity will be particularly important as robots shrink to the microscale and below—scales at which current stand-alone batteries are too big and inefficient.
2 Jul 2020
Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market
The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
2 Jul 2020
OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films
Following the acquisition of OPVIUS GmbH by the French industrial manufacturer ARMOR in the fall of 2019, the German expert in organic photovoltaics is now becoming ARMOR solar power films GmbH. This name change highlights the final step of a several months-long process of gradual integration.