GTS Flexible Materials and Doosan agree a manufacturing partnership

The companies have agreed, in principle, to collaborate in order to facilitate the proliferation of PEN based flexible copper clad materials (FCCL) for the manufacture of printed circuits for battery interconnect boards.

It is envisaged that Doosan will manufacture PEN FCCL under license from GTS using GTS’s proprietary material solutions. Doosan will then market and sell the products to the Asian PCB market.

Cell connections in batteries for electric vehicles are increasingly made with PEN based circuit materials. Automotive OEMs regard PEN as the material of choice for safety and reliability reasons. This exciting partnership will bring together GTS’ product expertise and Doosan’s manufacturing capabilities as well as its extensive reach into the fast-growing battery market in Asia.

 Ebbw Vale, February 2018