The latest series of conductive inks from Creative Materials is washable and stretchable (photo: Creative Materials)

Creative Materials introduces washable conductive inks and coatings for wearable printed electronics


Products

Creative Materials (Ayer, Massachusetts) recently introduced its new 127-48 series of conductive inks and coatings designed for manufacturing printed electronic circuits on washable textiles. These products have proven to be among the best performing products of their kind in the industry and are able to withstand a minimum of 50 machine wash and heated dryer cycles.

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PrintoCent 10 is a major project for printed electronics in healthcare and well-being (photo: PrintoCent)

PrintoCent 10 commercialisation project focusses on health and well-being rapid tests


Companies / Markets

The PrintoCent 10 commercialisation project on health and well-being rapid tests has started with a notable company cluster. The PrintoCent10 project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is led by VTT together with the Oulu University of Applied Sciences and University of Oulu. The project was set up to activate companies within the field of printed intelligence and to manufacture rapid tests as well as to pilot them with real use cases.

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The T-Book with Audio Enriched Pages from TU Chemnitz and ARKEMA Piezotech won the Public Choice Award 2018 (photo: OE-A)

OE-A appoints fellows and announces winners of the OE-A Competition and LOPEC Start-up Forum


Exhibitions / Events

New visions and creative concepts in the area of organic and printed electronics are what the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, aims to promote in its annual OE-A Competition. Once again, there were numerous submissions coming from all corners of the world this year. The five best submissions were rewarded at LOPEC 2018, the international trade fair and conference for printed electronics, in Munich, Germany.

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The Counting Device from Faller (photo: August Faller KG)

August Faller Group presents smart packaging prototype “Counting Device”


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With the smart packaging prototype of a "counting folding carton", the August Faller Group (Waldkirch, Germany) has designed an innovative packaging solution that can improve compliance and make it easier for patients to handle their medicines. The intelligent, interactive medicine packaging is equipped with a small e-paper display and electronic controls (buttons). With the development of smart packaging, the specialist for secondary packaging materials for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is taking account of the ongoing digitalisation in the e-health market and the growing interest in interactive packaging solutions.

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Wearables are a major target for SmartKem’s ‘Technology for Life’ campaign (photo: SmartKem)

SmartKem unveils ‘Technology For Life’ campaign


Companies / Markets

SmartKem from the UK, a leader in the design, synthesis and supply of high performance organic semiconductors for electronic displays, has launched its innovative ‘Technology For Life’ campaign.

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