Konarka's Executive Vice President Touts Power Plastics at Pack Electronics International Conference

2006 Pack Electronics Conference and Exhibition
LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2006--

  Daniel McGahn Presents, "Power Plastics: Enabling Pack Electronics Through Conductive Polymers" on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 1:40 P.M. at the Palace Station in Las Vegas, Nevada  

“Power Plastics: enabling pack electronics through conductive polymers”

Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in developing and commercializing Power Plastic(TM) that converts light to energy, today announced that Daniel McGahn, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the company, is presenting at the Pack Electronics International Conference on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 1:40 p.m. at the Palace Station in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presentation will explain how Power Plastics are enabling pack electronics through conductive polymers.

WHO:   Daniel McGahn , Konarka's executive vice president and chief
        marketing officer

WHAT:  Session and Q&A discussion - "Power Plastics: enabling pack
        electronics through conductive polymers" - at the 2006 Pack
        Electronics Conference and Exhibition

WHEN:  Thursday, January 26, 2006, 1:40 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

WHERE: The Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada

Advances in nanotechnology and materials science have led to Konarka's development of new photovoltaics made from conducting plastics and nano-engineered materials that promise to make solar inexpensive, unobtrusive and readily available. These plastic cells, Power Plastic(TM), are produced by coating or printing the materials onto a surface in a continuous roll-to-roll process similar to photographic film. The end result is a light-activated power plastic that is flexible, lightweight, lower in cost and more versatile in application than traditional silicon-based solar panels.

"Organizations are interested in utilizing our Power Plastic materials to extend and enhance their packaging and display applications," stated Daniel McGahn, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Konarka. "Imagine a can or bottle with dynamic content, boxes that light up or containers that serve as power sources for their contents. These are the types of features that our partners will be able to provide as they integrate our material into their applications."

According to Nanomarkets, printable electronics is expected to generate revenues of $7 billion by 2010, with printed RFID making up $2.2 billion of that and $3 billion coming from low cost flexible displays for use instore and on packaging. Additionally, Pira International predicts a 9.7% year on year growth from now through 2008 in the U.S. alone, with batteries and displays have the potential to reach $182m in the next two years just in packaging applications.

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About Konarka Technologies, Inc.

Konarka builds products that convert light to energy - anywhere. Konarka is the leading developer of polymer photovoltaic products that provide a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. Konarka's photovoltaic nanotechnology is focused on delivering lightweight, flexible, scalable and manufacturable products. Konarka has a broad portfolio of patents, technology licenses and an accomplished technical team. Nobel Laureate Professor Alan Heeger (UC Santa Barbara) is a director, co-founder and chief scientist for Konarka. Konarka Technologies is headquartered in Lowell, Mass., U.S.A., with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and research and development facilities in Austria and Switzerland. For more information, visit http://www.konarka.com or contact Tracy Wemett, BroadPR, at +1-617-868-5031 or tracy@broadpr.com.

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