Vitriflex Receives Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award at Printed Electronics USA 2015

November 20, 2015 – At the Printed Electronics USA 2015 conference and exhibition, five companies were awarded for their great achievement in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies. The awards were presented to the five winning companies by Ralph Russo, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Novasentis, who has also had a prolific and highly successful career as an executive at Apple, Honeywell, Bay Networks, and Nortel Networks. The entries were judged by the following panel:

  • Andrew Uerkwitz – Equity Research Analyst, Oppenheimer
  • Professor Malcolm Keif – California Polytechnic State University
  • Andreas Rudorfer – Joanneum Research Forschungsgellschaft mbH

A summary of the awards and winners are as follows:

  • Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award – Vitriflex
  • Best Technical Development Materials Award – Parker Hannifin
  • Corporation Academic R&D Award – University of Massachusetts Lowell Raytheon
  • Best Product Development Award – ARMOR SAS
  • Best Commercialization Award – Engineered Materials Systems, Inc., div. of Nagase & Company
  • Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award – Vitriflex

Vitriflex won this award for having designed, constructed, and operated a state-of-the-art manufacturing line for production of transparent ultra-barrier films for use in flexible electronics.


Flexible encapsulation is a long-sought enabling technology, critical to the emergence of large-area flexible and printed electronics. The permeation of water vapor and oxygen is a problem in many such applications. Vitriflex has invented and demonstrated a novel barrier film applicable to flexible OLED display, Quantum Dot films, OLED lighting, and flexible solar PV.

Vitriflex has developed a novel all-inorganic barrier film technology and of particular importance for this award category, a novel approach to R2R (roll-to-roll) manufacturing equipment design and process development that enables volume production of barrier films with excellent WVTR (achieving 10-6 g/m2/day) wide-web width (up to 1.4 m), high throughput (> 1M m2/year), robust cyclic flexibility (>100,000 cycles), excellent optical transparency, high reliability, and low cost.

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About Vitriflex

Founded in 2010, San Jose, California-based Vitriflex, Inc. is a leading developer of high-performance barrier films for flexible electronics.  Vitriflex ultra-barrier encapsulation provides cost-effective protection from moisture and oxygen, improves lifetime and reliability and has the added benefits of being flexible, lightweight and shatterproof. Vitriflex enables exciting new categories of flexible solar modules, next-generation OLED and LCD displays and solid state lighting.

Vitriflex, Inc.
Trisha Anderson
Phone:  +1-408-468-6775
Fax:  +1-408-468-6352

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