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Opvius and S+L Selbstklebeprodukte sign co-operation agreement to develop OPV-stickers

This partnership aims to significantly expand the range of applications of printed organic photovoltaics, together they plan to launch self-adhesive OPVs for retrofitting and easy integration

2 Aug 2017 | Editor

Opvius and S+L Selbstklebeprodukte have announced they will co-operate to develop self-adhesive organic photovoltaic (OPV) films. This is expected to broadening the market for OPV products and OPV integration.

According to Opvius embedding OPV modules in transparent carrier materials, for example glass or foil membranes, has been possible for some time. Recently, Opvius demosntrated their integration into laminated polycarbonate sheets as part of an installation at the Climate-Pavilion at the State Horticultural Show in Thüringen.

The integration techniques developed up until now are mainly aimed at integration, that is to say embedding the module in the carrier material by way of a lamination procedure. This is generally limited to transparent materials and predominantly serves the market for original equipment manufacturers.

OPVs can be integrated directly into construction materials whilst they are manufactured, and are therefore installed together with these materials.

By developing self-adhesive Opvius products, an additional solution can now be provided that will be of interest when retrofitting existing surfaces, as well as for use on non-transparent carrier materials.

The compelling reason for partnering with S+L Selbstklebeprodukte is they have many years of experience working with stickers/decals for public transport. This expertise across multiple applications, processing procedures, and working with new technologies in the field of foils, provides a good basis for the current joint collaboration between the companies.

This will significantly expand the range of applications of printed organic photovoltaics.

Opvius - OPV sticker suitable for attaching many different surfaces to transportation

Figure: Opvius - OPV sticker suitable for attaching many different surfaces to transportation

"By developing self-adhesive OPV foils, we can bring our products further into the market, and make them available to an additional user-group. OPVIUS stickers provide many new solutions, particularly for already existing surfaces"

"The need for high quality in order to ensure a good and lasting adhesive bond is frequently underestimated. In this regard, in terms of cooperation, S+L Selbstklebeprodukte GmbH was our first choice for implementation. It has paid off."

Hermann Issa, Senior Director, Business Development and Sales, OPVIUS

"A good adhesion needs to work both visually and flawlessly in terms of function, and needs to last in both indoor and outdoor settings. In addition, we had to look at the properties of the OPVs, and adjust our stickers to the OPVIUS products. Here, our great wealth of experience of adhesion to a large range of substrates, for example trains and buses, paid off, as they also need to be long-lasting and visually perfect under conditions of constant exposure."

Christian Lins, Business Director, S+L Selbstklebeprodukte GmbH

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About S+L Selbstklebeprodukte

S+L Selbstklebeprodukte GmbH was founded in Gotha in 1990. The centrepiece of our work is self-adhesive foils: their fields of application, their processing procedures, and new technologies. Through our constant handling of this material – above and beyond the usual scope of application – we grew from a regional sign-making company to a company operating throughout Europe.

Source: S+L Selbstklebeprodukte

About Opvius

OPVIUS GmbH, a German company with offices in Nuremberg and Kitzingen, is the market leader in the area of organic photovoltaics. OPVIUS produces bespoke organic solar cells and systems, tailored to customers’ specific requirements. Furthermore, OPVIUS is active in the area of research and development, in order to continuously provide their customers with creative and innovative solutions.

Additionally, OPVIUS employs a unique manufacturing process, based on a combination of printing, lamination and laser structuring processes. These give a distinct advantage due to their high scalability and, moreover, allow the implementation of custom designs. OPVIUS supports its customers with the integration of OPV in existing as well as new products and delivers the accompanying system solutions.

Source: Opvius

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