News from FLEXcon regarding a funding opportunity drew the most reader interest last week (FLEXcon Receives Funds from State Grant Awarded to Carpe Diem Technologies): “FLEXcon Co., Inc. recently announced that it is the recipient of a portion of the $2.3M Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) grant awarded to Carpe Diem Technologies last July. Other sub-recipients include Rothtec Engraving Corp. and the University of Massachusetts.

“‘We chose FLEXcon as a sub-recipient of the grant because they share our vision of a specialized manufacturing ecosystem,’ said John Berg, CEO of Carpe Diem. ‘By working together collaboratively, we can create a win-win scenario for all parties while spearheading innovative solutions that address specific needs in the flexible electronics market.’

“FLEXcon is now in the process of acquiring two pieces of equipment for its development laboratory: a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a narrow web embossing machine. Working with Carpe Diem and other sub-recipients, the company will collaborate on the production of micro-embossed films to meet unmet and emerging needs in the flexible electronics industry.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for June 2-8

  1. FLEXcon Receives Funds from State Grant Awarded to Carpe Diem Technologies
  2. Apellix, SAS Nanotechnologies Bring Home AkzoNobel’s Paint the Future Award
  3. SOCMA Addresses China Tariffs and Impact on Specialty Chemical Manufacturers
  4. Evonik to Reorganize High-Performance Polymer Business, Expand Polyamide Capacity
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  5. Avery Dennison’s Hulme Receives AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award

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