Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Oryon announces strategic investment by EFL tech
Oryon announces strategic investment by EFL tech
25
Jan '14
Oryon Technologies, Inc. an innovator of next-generation flexible lighting technology marketed as ELastoLite, has entered into a multi-faceted strategic transaction with Netherlands-based EFL Tech that combines their worldwide EL business activities and operations under Oryon. The transaction significantly extends Oryon's reach into international wearable technology and related information display markets.
 
Oryon Technologies has established a leading reputation in active personal lighting systems. Its patented electroluminescent (EL) technology combines flexible printed circuitry with advanced elastomeric lamps.
 
ELastoLite enables thin durable lighting systems that are flexible, crushable and washable. It is incorporated into smart textiles and gear used in low light environments, and molded into plastics or substrates for automotive, biomedical and security applications, among others. 
 
EFL Tech is a global technology company and a premier developer and licensor of printed electronics based on electroluminescent (EL), electrochromic (EC) and transparent organic photovoltaic (TOPV) technology. Its solutions can produce energy-efficient, self-powered, low- cost printed and flexible electronic displays and smart signage. "We are a leading company in the global licensing of innovative technologies," explained Alex Hatzimihail, EFL Tech CEO. "The  Oryon relationship accelerates plans to meet growing global interest in EL lighting applications and smart wearable technology."
 
The transaction encompasses operating capital, board composition, patent portfolios, product manufacturing and global business activity. Specifically:
 
- EFL Tech is providing Oryon $1.5 million of financing. At closing on January 21, 2014, the first installment of $1.0 million was paid, to be followed by $ 0.5 million by March 31, 2014. Oryon will use a portion of the proceeds for the repayment of debt; 
- As part of the EFL Tech transaction, approximately $817,375 of indebtedness was exchanged for 19,267,010 shares of Oryon common stock plus cash payments aggregating $122,125;
- Oryon issued EFL Tech 85,271,779 shares of common stock at closing, representing 51 percent of issued and outstanding stock. Additional shares of Oryon stock will be issued to EFL Tech as further funding is received by March 31, 2014. At that point, EFL Tech will hold 75 percent of Oryon common stock on a fully diluted basis;
- Following the transaction, Mark Pape and Jon Ross resigned from Oryon's Board. EFL Tech has the right to nominate four board appointments after all funding has occurred. Dr. Clifton Shen was approved on January 21, 2014 to fill one of the vacancies;
- Oryon's CEO, Thomas Schaeffer, retains that position, although he has resigned the title of President. At this point, that position has not been filled.
 
Click here to view more.
 

Oryan Technologies

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2017

Government revamping tech mission on cotton

Indian Government is working to revamp the technology mission on...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2017

Columbia Sportswear records Q1 net sales of $543.8 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced record net sales of $543.8...

Interviews View All

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X