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Heliatek and AGC Europe announce participation at the forthcoming Expo Milano 2015

The combination of glass and active films is a joint product development by AGC Glass Europe and Heliatek

29 Apr 2015 | Editor

Heliatek has announced that the company's organic solar film, HeliaFilm, will be a part of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, which opens in May 2015 under the motto "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". AGC Glass Europe, Heliatek’s long-term partner in the field of glass products, will showcase the BIOPV (Building integrated organic photovoltaic) solution as part of the Belgian pavilion.

In response to the general theme of the Expo, the first part of the pavilion symbolically represents the very elongated shape of the traditional Belgian farm. The roof is covered with AGC laminated photovoltaic glass which filters the light while supplying electricity for the pavilion. This glass incorporates - along with other technologies - the innovative organic solar film HeliaFilm, which converts sun light into electricity.

The combination of glass and active films is a joint product development by AGC Glass Europe and Heliatek. By using HeliaFilm for the Expo, AGC displays what an innovative high-end glass product could look like.

Heliatek/AGC - Belgian Pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Figure: Heliatek/AGC - Belgian Pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Thomas Bickl, VP Sales & Product Development of Heliatek, said, "This project is an important step forward in the development cooperation of AGC Glass Europe and Heliatek." Thomas added, "It not only represents a new milestone after the successful start of the first pilot project last year on the building façade of our headquarters, but also the mutual commitments that we both have in this common project."
Frédéric Bonnefoy, Product Manager at AGC Glass Europe, said, "In this way AGC Glass Europe demonstrates its constant pursuit for innovation and that its range of advanced glass solutions is the core of sustainable architectural solutions."

The Expo Milano 2015 is being held from 1st May to 31st October 2015. As a partner in the Belgian pavilion at the Universal Exhibition in Milan, AGC Glass Europe is supplying high-performance glass for the building with improved thermal insulation, solar protection and energy generation. As well as marking the Belgian identity of the pavilion, the AGC glass embodies the themes of environmental sustainability and technological innovation that underlie its design.

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About Heliatek

Heliatek was spun off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Ulm. The company is a leader in the field of Organic Electronics Energy holding the world record efficiency of 12%. Through both its leading edge material development and its proven capability for volume manufacturing Heliatek is the first company to begin commercialization of large area OPV solar film. Its business model is to supply the custom-designed HeliaFilm® to partners in industries such as building and construction materials, automotive and light architectural structures. Heliatek maintains a total staff of some 75 specialists at its facilities in Dresden and Ulm, Germany.

Investors in Heliatek include leading industrial and financial companies such as BASF, Bosch, Innogy Venture Capital, Wellington Partners, eCapital and Aqton SE. Research and development work, as well as the installation of production technology has been funded by the Free State of Saxony, the Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF-Projekt LOTsE (03EK3505E)) and the European Union.

Source: Heliatek

About AGC Glass Europe

Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and solar power applications. It is the European branch of AGC, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia, and employs around 14,500 employees.

Source: AGC Glass Europe

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