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 UK to spearhead commercialisation of Plastic Electronics

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Date posted: 04/01/2007

UK firm Plastic Logic has said it will build the world's first factory to produce electronic devices made entirely out of flexible plastic.

The Cambridge, UK-based company has secured ?50.6million in venture capital funding for a plant to be built in Germany.

The firm is working on "control circuits" that sit behind screens on electronic displays. In particular, it is working on the electronic circuitry for "electronic paper" displays.

These flexible devices can store the text of thousands of books or newspapers and could one day replace paper.

The market for plastic electronics could be worth $30billion by 2015, and potentially much more if the manufactured plastics prove flexible enough to be used for ? and dramatically reduce the price of ? true wearable computing.

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