temicon starts serial production with growth capital

Along with a private investor, eCAPITAL is investing € 3m in Dortmund-based micro and nano technology company temicon GmbH. After this year's merger with holotools GmbH and its integration into the company, temicon is now taking further steps towards future expansion, focussing on strategic technology development and upscaling into serial production of micro/nano products.

Dortmund, November 25, 2014 – temicon GmbH is taking Venture Capital company eCAPITAL of Muenster, as well as a private investor, on board to ensure future corporate growth. The technology company develops and manufactures high-quality micro- and nanostructured products serving as key components for applications like light management, displays, life science, solar technology and environmental engineering. In recent years, temicon has successfully established a unique technology platform for manufacturing customized micro- and nanostructured surfaces and components featuring various, globally unique selling propositions. Working closely with customers from around the world, temicon's products are developed and manufactured at the company’s sites in Dortmund and Freiburg (holotoolsTM). The achievements made in the development of prototypes and small-scale production are now gradually leading towards serial production, thus offering excellent growth prospects for the company.

Micro- and nanostructured, functional surfaces on products and components rapidly find their way into numerous areas of application. For most applications the patterning aims at increased energy efficiency, reduced materials usage or new functionalities. For instance, temicon's technology can be used to evenly distribute LED-light on large surfaces (e-Reader, displays, lighting elements in modern architecture) using light guide film. Micro membranes of temicon are used in systems for filtration or separation of cells or bacteria, for example, in medical diagnostics and food industries. These are only two examples of a variety of products and areas of application.

Dr. Paul-Josef Patt, CEO of eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG, says: „Based on the variety of potential areas of application, micro- and nanostructuring represent an interdisciplinary technology with substantial growth potential. With its worldwide unique selling propositions, temicon is already on the cutting edge of technology. This is why we think that temicon has an excellent starting position to establish itself early on as a leading supplier of technologies and components in this new market. Focussing on products aimed at energy and resource efficiency, temicon GmbH is a great supplement to the portfolio of our Cleantech Fund."

Dr. Oliver Humbach, CEO of temicon GmbH, founded the company in 2005 and has since been developing extensive expertise in micro- and nanostructured surfaces and components. „temicon is on the verge of serial production for several innovative products and technologies. For the benefit of our customers we specifically invest in further technology development and up-scaling to serial production. eCAPITAL is the perfect investor and partner for our company as eCAPITAL’s large network in the high-tech sector as well as its entrepreneurial expertise will be of major relevance with regard to temicon's upcoming expansion."

About temicon GmbH: temicon is a leading provider of micro- and nanostructured products and technologies. Since the company was founded in 2005 it has consistently established its universally unique technology platform in the fields of microstructuring, nanostructuring, electroforming and various nanoimprint technologies. temicon's innovative products have entered numerous areas of application like optics or life science. The company uses UV lithography and interference lithography for the production of micro- and nanostructures – with special focus on large format patterning. temicon’s production takes place in excellently equipped production and cleanroom facilities at two sites in Dortmund and Freiburg (holotoolsTM).

About eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG: eCAPITAL is an entrepreneur-led venture capital company based in Muenster, Germany, and has been actively supporting innovative entrepreneurs in future-orientated sectors since 1999. The focus is on fast-growing enterprises in the sectors of renewable energy, renewable raw materials, resource-conserving procedures, water technologies, process technology / new materials and IT. eCAPITAL currently manages five funds with subscription capital of over €120m and invests throughout Germany in enterprises in the early and later stages, as well as in SMEs.

Internet: www.temicon.de

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