After his PhD in chemistry on precursor-routes for conjugated PPV at the University Hasselt (Belgium), Dr Frank Louwet joined the R&D of Agfa Gevaert in 1994. His field of research is polymer synthesis with focus on dispersions (lattices, beads, PEDOT) and living radical polymerization. He holds numerous patents and publications. From 2003-2005 he was responsible dry medical film development. Since Jan 2006 he is responsible for R&D on PEDOT/PSS in the ORGACON Electronic Materials (OEM) business unit of Agfa Materials and recently became business manager for OEM.
Founded in 1867, Agfa is a leader in the graphics arts industry, in healthcare radiology and IT solutions as well as a number of niche markets, such as green hydrogen, synthetic paper and printed electronics. With its ORGACON product portfolio, Agfa stays at the cutting edge of material development for printed electronics and digitally fabricated PCBs. It includes coatings as well as screen print and inkjet inks for applications ranging from transparent electrodes to conductive circuitry for automotive, home appliances and consumer electronics.