The specialty chemicals group Altana has acquired a stake in the tech startup Saralon. The company specializes in the development of inks for printing electronics.
In addition, it offers prefabricated electronic components that enable printers to quickly build capacities for printing electronics. The parties have agreed not to disclose the investment sum.
Saralon was founded in Chemnitz, Germany, in 2015. Since the seed phase, the TGFS Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen has been supporting the company as a venture capital investor.
Saralon’s functional inks are utilized in the logistics industry. Printed electronic sensors in packaging measure humidity, temperature, and pressure, among other things. This enables efficient and sustainable monitoring of cold chains, for instance.