JournalArticle SearchList By TopicSubmit ArticleRegister
ResourcesWhite PapersGlossaryStock TrackerPresentations
13 Apr 2012 | Finland/Russia
RUSNANO invests in global leader Beneq
RUSNANO has invested 25 million euros in Beneq, the Finnish pioneer and world-leader in industrial production and laboratory equipment for nano-scale thin films and functional coatings. The investment is a combination of capital injection and share purchase.
Beneq is a global supplier of industrial production and research equipment for thin film coatings used in solar photovoltaics, flexible electronics, strengthened glass and many more emerging applications.
Industry-proven Beneq equipment and thin film experience is used for increasing the efficiency of crystalline silicon and thin film solar cells, producing transparent conductive oxide (TCO) coated glass and making touch screen glass more durable.
Beneq has introduced revolutionary innovations within its coating technologies, including true roll-to-roll atomic layer deposition (ALD) and high-yield atmospheric aerosol coating (nAERO®).
As part of its planned expansion into existing and emerging markets, and thereto-related applications, Beneq commonly establishes close collaborative activities with research centers, universities and similar centers of excellence in regions where demand for its solutions is high and growing.
In the short term, Beneq plans to initiate more activity centers, including one in Russia, where Beneq will further develop specific applications and equipment for the needs of customers in Russia and the CIS.
Sampo Ahonen, CEO of Beneq, sees the enabling effect of the investment: "This investment in Beneq is not only a covenant that ensures continued expansion of the company's business activities and its ability to serve its customers worldwide, it also opens new vistas of opportunity, including strengthening our presence in rapidly growing markets such as Russia".
Sergey Polikarpov, Managing Director at RUSNANO coments: "Beneq is a welcome member in our nanotechnology portfolio. We acknowledge the technical excellence of the company, and the literally untapped economical potential that lies before its thin film coating offering. We have also identified potential synergies between Beneq and companies already in the RUSNANO team. With a firm belief in the technical capabilities of Beneq and the global surge for thin film production capacity, we want to be a part of the growth that lies ahead".
RUSNANO was founded in March 2011 as an open joint stock company through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. RUSNANO's mission is to develop the Russian nanotechnology industry through co-investment in nanotechnology projects with substantial economic potential or social benefit. The Government of the Russian Federation owns 100 percent of the shares in RUSNANO. Anatoly Chubais is CEO and chairman of the Executive Board of RUSNANO.
Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and training for nanotechnology specialists, formerly conducted by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, has been entrusted to the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, a non-commercial fund also established through reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.
And also attend Printed Electronics USA, December 5-6, 2012 .
Thin film, printed/vacuum processed, flexible/rigid: costs and rival analysisTechnology and market appraisal
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players
- Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC/DSC) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players
- Thin Film Photovoltaics 2012-2022: Forecasts, Technologies, Analysis
- Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2014-2024: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies
- Energy Harvesting and Storage 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players
- Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2013-2023
- Barrier Films for Flexible Electronics 2013-2023: Needs, Players, Opportunities
- Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors: Supercapacitors 2014-2024
- Introduction to Printed, Organic and Flexible Electronics
Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players
Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC/DSC) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players
Thin Film Photovoltaics 2012-2022: Forecasts, Technologies, Analysis
Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2014-2024: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies
Energy Harvesting and Storage 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players
Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2013-2023
Barrier Films for Flexible Electronics 2013-2023: Needs, Players, Opportunities
Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors: Supercapacitors 2014-2024
Introduction to Printed, Organic and Flexible Electronics
Generating electricity from humidity
Innovative rechargeable battery
Self cooling solar cells last longer and have more power
ABB and Volvo global partnership for electric, hybrid bus fast charge
New catalyst paves the way for eco-friendly fuel
Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)