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Carclo plc Analyst & Shareholder Presentation 22 nd and 23 rd June 2009.

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1 Carclo plc Analyst & Shareholder Presentation 22 nd and 23 rd June 2009

2 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Agenda Company Background, Progress and Evolved Business Model Contract Manufacturing strategy and Progress Fine Line Technology Point Of Care Diagnostics Device and Write Once Display Commercial Update Facilities Tour Lunch & Q&A

3 Company Background, Progress and Evolved Business Model Chris Malley - CEO

4 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Key Technical Milestones 2003 – First Inkjet printing of Basic Catalyst 2004 – R2R system begins testing 2005 – Technical team recruited in Cambridge 2005 – Initial development of “Display Technology” begins 2008 – Metaljet 6000 equipment installed 2008 – First Flexographic adaptation begins 2009 – Industrial scale-up of “Fine Line Technology” 2009 – First Commercial Products shipped using Metaljet 6000

5 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Basic Additive Process Apply Catalytic Ink UV Cure to Adherent Layer Immerse in solution of Metal Ions Metal film is grown by Autocatalytic deposition

6 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Core Additive Circuit Product Flexible Circuits –RFID (UHF and Microwave) and Other Antenna Applications (Wireless LAN, Mobile Phone, Bluetooth) –Base circuits for surface mount components Key Characteristics –Single sided circuits –Compatible with PET and PC Films –Higher resistance than conventional copper etched circuits –Lower resistance than other printed technologies e.g. Silver inks –Uniquely Flexible due to digital proposition

7 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Metaljet 6000 System

8 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted MetalJet 6000i Printer Worlds first Inkjet line with sufficient accuracy to print electronic circuits Now incorporates state of the art Xaar technology integrated by CIT Optimised for PET and PC materials Print speeds of up to 24m/min Capacity of 3 million sqm of material.

9 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted MetalJet 6000p Plating Line Ultra small machine footprint due to patented “fluidised bearing system”. Revolutionary design incorporates on board chemistry storage and monitoring Configured to plate copper up to a max. thickness of <1 µm – equivalent to a sheet resistance down to 20mΩ/sq Speed determined by metal thickness. Average speed approx. 3-5 m/min (30-50 mΩ/sq) Effective capacity million sqm

10 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Plating Line Concept Fluid flow generates a hydrodynamic bearing Web is threaded through the tank over these bearings Web is well controlled and receives even fluid contact No moving parts – only moving fluid

11 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Metaljet 6000 System Advantages Provides truly digital production process –Production of 1 unit or 1m units has no impact on operation –Facilitates constant design changes and optimisation –Perfect tool for new product designers Additive nature of technology avoids wasted metal Optimised for use with cheap base substrates Significantly reduced process steps proving –Lower process costs –Reduced environmental footprint

12 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Conventional Printing - Flexo Provides alternative to Inkjet Utilises installed print capacity Same 2 stage process, metallisation requires Metaljet 6000p Potential to provide 2 side capabilities – through hole connection under development (allows more complex circuits to be printed) Can be combined with decorative printing for consumer products Now beyond concept phase and currently working on specific customer projects.

13 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Core Technology Business Model Metaljet 6000 system installed in Cambridge offering reel to reel circuits in any volume for demonstration, prototyping and contract manufacture. Complete manufacturing solutions via the supply of our Metaljet 6000 system or through the supply of tailored systems to suits customer requirements. The supply of our patented inks to inkjet and flexo systems for customer manufacturing Complimentary prototyping equipment including the Metaljet 2000 and Metaljet 600 systems.

14 Contract Manufacturing strategy and Progress Chris Malley - CEO

15 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Why Contract Manufacture ? A credible system sale only possible after thorough debug Allows genuine process optimisation CIT process is a facilitator for new product design –Customer access to equipment allows product designers to create circuits using CIT design rules –Small to mid Volume products offer highest return Target RFID market still small and requires supply chain Provide a near term revenue stream

16 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Current Status Lines fully operational Currently manned by R&D staff – convert to production environment 3-6 months Testing and Approvals taken place –RFID manufacturers –Global Antenna Manufacturer –Infratab –Volume medical device customer –Range of end customers for specialist circuits Initial orders now being placed

17 Fine Line Technology Dr Phil Bentley - CTO

18 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Absolute Sizes 18pl Inkjet Drop 6pl Inkjet Drop 32 microns 41 microns 80 microns 10 microns 3 microns Human Hair cross- section

19 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted CIT Photo-lithographic Process Transparent PET Photo- active Layer Photomask

20 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted UV exposure

21 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted UV Induced Cross-linking Exposed areas are selectively insolubilised

22 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Development Exposed catalyst remains Solvent dissolves unexposed catalyst

23 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Manufacture of CIT Photo-lith Film Transparent substrate Application of photo-sensitive layer –Formulated to be solid –High contrast –Susceptible to scratches Optional peel-off layer Display-Grade Polyester Photoactive Layer Peel-Off

24 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Process Flow Production of film Product Exposure Development + Metallisation

25 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Applications Dramatic Cost and Performance benefits to Capacitive Touch Screens High Precision Electrodes in Medical Products Anti-tamper Circuitry for High Security Applications

26 Point Of Care Diagnostics Device and Write Once Display Dr Steve Thomas – Applications Engineering Director

27 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Diagnostic Device Project Carclo + BBI – Platform Diagnostics Exploit existing agglutination reaction test in a lab-on-chip type geometry Initial exploitation based on existing test reagents for D- Dimer antigen –Essential diagnostic test for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) –Elevated levels indicative of risk of stroke or cardiac trauma

28 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Agglutination Reactions Reagent causes blood cells to bond together via selected antigen Results in agglutination of sample

29 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Principle of Capillary Test Liquid placed in a capillary channel will flow spontaneously due to capillary force

30 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Principle of Capillary Test Placing test reagent for the D-Dimer agglutination reaction in one channel will cause the blood in that channel to thicken if D- Dimer antigen is present Blood in that channel will flow more slowly than blood in the control channel

31 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Role of Carclo Technical Plastics Overall Project Management Advanced knowledge of moulding to medical standards Expertise in assembly of complex moulded parts

32 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Role of CIT Wide ranging scientific expertise –Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Electronics Tasked with development and implementation of novel new technologies to help realise a competitive functional point of care device Requirements including: –Measurement of flow timing –Processing of timing data to give result –Display of test result –Low-Cost Manufacture Route for Above!

33 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Point of Care Device Original concept: –Disposable moulded test chips –No active components –Test chip is placed into a test station to perform test –Original concept to detect flow of blood optically Point of Care Concept –Entirely disposable device –Can be used anywhere without the need for high cost test station –Single use with permanent record

34 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted CIT Proposition Since blood is conductive, electrical contacts can be used to detect presence CIT technology could be used to produce contact circuit to laminate as sealant for moulded microfluidic device Same foil could be used for mounting microcontroller and associated components to provide timing and processing Digital nature of CIT process ideal for use in device development –Ultra Low-Cost Prototyping!

35 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Device Concept Injection moulded Microfluidic chip Space for display and area to mount electronic components

36 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Device Concept CIT to produce reel-to-reel printed electrode arrays for sealing chip Ideally, CIT foil is also circuit board for mounting all components Possibly also forms part of display?

37 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Device Concept Whole assembly sits on top of CIT printed Foil Blood flow is detected by printed electrodes Timing and processing done on microcontroller Result displayed

38 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Requirements for Display Low power, low voltage Clear and Readable Highly desirable to have permanent record of result –Display should retain record of test result –Ideally also detachable to be filed with patient records

39 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Write Once Display Concept CIT printed back electrode –Pattern of icons to be displayed Front electrode: Complete coverage on transparent material Electrodes separated by electrolyte –E.g. salt water Apply voltage: –Material is ‘deplated’ from front electrode V

40 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Current Status Working prototype displays produced Initial patent filed Peripheral patents in progress –Improvements to original device concept Currently examining device structure and possible manufacture processes –Consulting with display industry experts

41 Commercial Update Chris Malley - CEO

42 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Business Development Metaljet 6000 Output RFID market growth slow –Significant commercial progress at several key RFID inlay manufacturers High volume flex market –Competitive with existing flex circuit technologies but advantages for smaller volumes and less dense circuits –Existing and developing number of customers Small-Medium flex –New products designed to optimised technology –Fewer barriers to entry –www.inkjetflex.com conceptwww.inkjetflex.com

43 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Business Development Fine Lines Touch Screens Touch Screen Market –Booming market –Future growth in capacitive screens due to multi-touch and reliability –Demands include low power consumption, cost reduction, flexible materials, improved reliability and fewer process steps Opportunity –Lower end 10’s million device / high end 100’s million device Route to Market –Initial Manufacture followed by a release of a Technical Films Product

44 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Business Development Fine Lines Backplanes/ITO Technology still being developed –All displays still glass based –Normally require materials development for electrode optimisation –CDT main technical partner Opportunity –New generation organic display, lighting and PV Route to Market –Technology development required –Requires match and optimisation from CDT/similar –Minimum 18 months further development –Applicability now to electronic ink applications

45 Copyright Conductive Inkjet Technology No unauthorised use permitted Conclusion  Core product R&D complete  Commercial revenues growing  Very significant upside potential for Touch Screens  Opportunity from growth in Smart Packaging and Disposable electronics


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