“The relationship between Bemis and Thinfilm is a clear sign that the printed electronics market is entering a new commercial phase. While vendors have created standalone components, the integrated systems commercialized through this partnership are truly disruptive,” said Dr. Malcolm J. Thompson, founder and Director Emeritus of the FlexTech Alliance. “Vendors who have waited to see what printed and flexible electronics can offer should take this as a strong sign that now is the time to be seriously evaluating the new product opportunities that printed electronics can generate.”
The Bemis Intelligent Packaging Platform is expected to be commercially available in 2014.
Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion. The Company’s flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is available at www.bemis.com.About Thinfilm Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Company headquarters are in Oslo, Norway, with product development in Linköping, Sweden, sales offices in San Francisco, USA, and Tokyo, Japan, and manufacturing in Pyongtaek, South Korea. www.thinfilm.no http://twitter.com/ThinfilmMemory http://www.linkedin.com/company/thin-film-electronics