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Plextronics Achieves ISO 14001:2004 Certification

  (January 28, 2011)

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plextronics, Inc. announced today it has achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification. The company was awarded this designation by ABS-QE for its compliance with environmental process standards and effective environmental management systems. Those standards and systems are used in the production and other operations related to conductive polymers and inks for use in printed electronic applications.

Plextronics' CEO Andy Hannah said, "ISO 14001 certification sends a clear message to all of our stakeholders that our commitment to the environment extends beyond the innovative alternative energy products we provide, and is an ongoing and integral part of our culture at Plextronics."

According to Don Hodo, Manager of Plextronics' Quality and Core Services, it was important to implement a systematic approach in defining, monitoring and achieving our environmental objectives. He said, "This certification in particular underscores Plextronics' culture of continual improvement and environmental stewardship, and goes hand-in-hand with the ISO 9001:2008 certification of our quality management systems, which we announced last year."

ISO 14001 is an internationally-recognized standard developed by the International Organization of Standardization that defines requirements for the implementation of environmental management systems via operational processes and procedures. The standard applies uniformly to companies in any industry and of any size, and applies to industries involved in the design and development, manufacturing, installation and servicing of products.

About Plextronics, Inc.

Plextronics, Inc. is an international technology company that specializes in printed lighting, display, solar and other organic electronics. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the company's focus is on organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and organic solar technology, specifically the conductive inks and process technologies that enable those and other similar applications.

The privately held company was founded in 2002 as a spinout from Carnegie Mellon University, based upon conductive polymer technology developed by Dr. Richard McCullough. Since then, Plextronics scientists have refined and further developed this technology to deliver exceptional performance for printed electronics. In January 2010 the company earned ISO 9001:2008 certification of its quality management processes. For more information about Plextronics, visit

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