Crosslink Makes the Top Five ''Hot Talks/Cool Papers'' List At Materials Research Society Fall Meeting: Presentation on Leading-Edge Flexible Lighting Systems Was Chosen From More Than 5,000

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Crosslink (http://www.crosslinkusa.com), a leader in electroactive polymer materials, authored a presentation on its SuperFlex(TM) flexible lighting solution that was selected this week as one of the top five "Hot Talks/Cool Papers" at the Materials Research Society (MRS) 2006 Fall Meeting.

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To be selected from more than 5,000 other papers is a significant achievement for any company. This adds fuel to our fire as Crosslink heads into a 2007 that promises noteworthy commercial advancements for our various technologies.

SuperFlex is a crushable, durable, lightweight electroluminescent (EL) technology based on polythiophene, an inherently conductive polymer known as PEDOT. It can be formulated to emit light in both the visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectrums.

Currently under development with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center for use in softwall shelters, the technology is suitable for integration with a variety of materials. Textiles, composites, plastics and metals all can be coated with SuperFlex, signaling a step-change approach to light sources.

For the softwall military shelters, such as chemical biological protective shelters (CBPS), thin Crosslink SuperFlex panels are permanently or semi-permanently attached to the tent interior. They produce white light when powered by a standard AC source. The lighting can be collapsed and packed with the shelter, eliminating additional setup and teardown troops must currently perform with fluorescent lights, which present many hazards.

Crosslink Chief Technology Officer Patrick Kinlen, Ph.D. led the team of scientists who developed SuperFlex, which includes Eric Bruton, Ph.D., who presented at MRS, and Mauricio Pinto, Ph.D.

"Our team is glowing with excitement for receiving this honor," Kinlen said. "To be selected from more than 5,000 other papers is a significant achievement for any company. This adds fuel to our fire as Crosslink heads into a 2007 that promises noteworthy commercial advancements for our various technologies."

About Crosslink

Crosslink is a leader in the development and manufacturing of customized conductive, electroactive and electroluminescent polymers for innovative commercial applications. The company works closely with its partners to uncover practical, tailored applications for next-generation technology. A privately held company, Crosslink is headquartered in St. Louis and operates a facility at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.

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