Sun-Tec Film

August 31, 2008
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Electroconductive polyester film with embedded electronic devices

Sun-Tec’s electroconductive transparent films contain small mounted electronic devices like LEDs and infrared sensors. Powered by voltages between 12 and 48 VDC, these 125-micron-thick films act as printed circuit boards and may be produced up to 137 3/4 by 49 1/4 inches (350 by 125 centimeters) in single sheets. Applications include windows, floor plates, stairs, tables, and other uses for transparent, illuminated surfaces.

Sun-Tec films may be laminated between glass sheets using UV-curing resin or with vacuum or autoclaving techniques, as temperatures do not exceed 257°F (125°C). The material may also be laminated between polycarbonate or acrylic plates using UV-curing resin or vacuum processes. Sun-Tec films are currently being tested in three-dimensional bent-glass roofs for automotive applications.

Contact: Sun-Tec Swiss United Technologies Co. Ltd., Huenenberg, Switzerland.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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