MGI Announces Acquisition of French Manufacturer CERADROP
MELBOURNE, FL—September 24, 2013—MGI Digital Graphic Technology has announced the acquisition of 100 percent stake in CERADROP, a company specializing in the design and manufacturing of high-end professional inkjet printing systems for the printed electronics industry. With this operation, MGI Digital Graphic Technology positions itself in a new high growth market, where it will deploy the same innovation that has led to its current international success in the graphic arts industry.
A French leader
CERADROP is a cutting-edge French company based in Limoges, France, founded in 2006, by members of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique) the world-renowned laboratory, and in under just seven years has become the French leader in inkjet equipment for printed electronics market and the printing of 3-D components.
A unique technology coupled with very specific inks, CERADROP has developed advanced equipment for printing both 2-D and 3-D-ceramic and organic electronic components with high added-value, such as antennas, Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display screens, electronic chip cards, solar cells, RFID tags, printed batteries, and biomedical sensors.
These components can be printed onto a wide variety of materials such as glass, metals, polymers, plastics, paper and others to open up a wealth of applications that outperforms many conventional manufacturing processes.
CERADROP’s product lineup is capable of adapting to itself to print very complex component designs and overcome constraints linked to the type of materials being deposited via inkjet with an exclusive patented software suite. Ceradrop currently counts among their customers advanced scientific laboratories, such as the CEA and Centre National d' Etudes Spatiales in Fraunhofer Germany, industrial groups such as Gemalto, DisaSolar and Thales, as well as American universities such as Northwestern.
Another important high growth market includes printed OLED displays for the industrial and third generation printed solar panels.
The equipment manufactured and marketed by CERADROP has been developed from applied research in the field of nanotechnology. CERADROP solutions are able to print from 50˝ wide conductive track to multilayer ceramic components such as 3-D-printing.