RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubays showed Plastic Logic reader to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin saying that it might become useful for schools

19 August 2011

The light weighted and extremely thin reader produced by RUSNANO-affiliated Plastic Logic was demonstrated to Vladimir Putin by RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubays. The technology for plastic electronics on thin and flexible plastic substrates was developed at Cambridge University’s renowned Cavendish Laboratory in the 1990s. In 2000, Plastic Logic was born out of Cavendish Laboratory to develop a broad range of products using the plastic electronics technology. RUSNANO invested $700 million in Plastic Logic which is the global leader in the emerging field of plastic electronics. The investment project includes building the world’s largest volume production factory for Plastic Logic’s next-generation plastic displays in Zelenograd, and aims to establish a commercial plastic electronics industry in Russia. The new device does not contain glass and is safer then common LED analogs. Soon 1000 readers will be tested in Russian schools during a pilot project which may lead to their certification by the Russian Ministry of Education as a possible substitute for textbooks.