Screen Technology clinches German deal
Screen Technology, the developer of high-resolution large-screen displays for high ambient light conditions, has secured a deal with German plastics specialist, Wilden AG, for the production of injection moulded light guides and the operation of Screen’s first high speed tile assembly machine.Under the agreement, Wilden will not only manufacture two new injection moulding tools to produce light guides for use in the manufacture of ITrans tiles, but will also fund the acquisition of the first high speed tile assembly machine when it completes its factory acceptance testing, expected to be in October of this year.
Wilden’s total contribution to Cambridge-based Screen Technology is set to reach £1.2m, with over £500,000 expected to be delivered by the beginning of next year. This includes investment in dedicated injection moulding machinery to produce the light guides on a 24/7 basis.
Operation of the tile assembly machine will be subcontracted to Wilden on its own premises on a sub-contract basis although all the intellectual property associated with the ITrans process will continue to belong to Screen Technology.
Screen Technology hope to use the Wilden production cell – making light guides and ITrans tiles on a single location - as a model for an eventual international roll-out. Other Wilden clients include Daimler Chrysler, Astra Zeneca, Siemens, Sennheiser and Roche.