Solvay Solexis SpA has announced the launch of solveneTM, the innovative range of electro active polymers for the printed electronics requirements the present and the future. According to the company, solveneTM is ready to face the Organic Electronics industry's challenges allowing the electronics to spread in new areas, providing an innovative material with outstanding performances for pioneering organic electronics' applications.
solveneTM electro active polymers combine superior properties with easy processing: it exhibits a unique set of intrinsic piezo. pyro and ferro behavior:
-- Piezo electricity: solveneTM can convert mechanical energy received through a mechanical stress into electrical energy, and reversely can deform under an electrical field: electro strictve properties
-- Pyro electricity: solveneTM can convert calorific energy into electrical energy, as temperature variation will change the dipole orientation and create a temporary electrical potential
-- Ferro electricity: solveneTM is an organic ferroelectric material exhibiting several advantageous properties including a large remanent polarization stability, a low leakage for high resistivity and very short switching times. Furthermore, it is intrinsically bistable, meaning it does not require a voltage to keep its polarization state.
solveneTM shows also an intrinsic high K constant, which offers a high charge with a low applied electric field and makes it suitable for transistors and capacitors. Thanks to its intrinsic properties. solveneTM doesn't need any specific or expensive past treatment process to be electro active. solveneTM can therefore be processed by various techniques, from classic spin coating and printing on various substrates, including flexible plastic films. Furthermore, solveneTM benefits from good mechanical properties conferring toughness and flexibility, and a high thermal stability allowing a large window of manufacturing processes.