VARTA Microbattery will showcase its solutions at LOPEC 2018 (photo: VARTA Microbattery)

VARTA Microbattery/VARTA Storage to focus on research projects at LOPEC 2018

Exhibitions / Events

VARTA Microbattery and VARTA Storage will be exhibiting at this year's LOPEC trade fair on 14 and 15 March 2018 in Munich. The group of companies will showcase content, goals and current status of the research projects Print Energy, BASMATI and INNPAPER and their cooperation with the companies Elmeric and FM screen printing for the production of temperature loggers. In addition, VARTA experts will present the CoinPower series, a rechargeable microbattery, and its battery pack for applications in wearables.


Continuous film with printed biosensors: Fraunhofer IBMT has developed a convenient roll-to-roll process (photo: Fraunhofer IBMT)

Fraunhofer IBMT presents easy printing of biosensors made of graphene

Companies / Markets

Cell-based biosensors can simulate the effect of various substances, such as drugs, on the human body in the laboratory. Depending on the measuring principle, though, producing them can be expensive. As a result, they are often not used. Cost factors for sensors that perform measurements electrically are the expensive electrode material and complex production. Fraunhofer scientists are now producing biosensors with graphene electrodes cheaply and simply in roll-to-roll printing. A system prototype for mass production already exists.


The LOPEC Panel Discussion will focus on “Well-being” this year (photo: Messe München)

The LOPEC 2018 supporting programme makes printed electronics tangible

Exhibitions / Events

Fascinating new developments from the world of printed electronics, the technology’s possibilities in the healthcare sector, or experiencing the production process of NFC-powered LEDs: this is just a small excerpt from the diverse supporting programme of LOPEC 2018. It is an integral part of the exhibition and complements the proven combination of exhibition and conference: with Panel Discussion, Demo Line, Award Show and much more.


The DAZZLE outdoor installation at San Diego International Airport (photo: E Ink)

E Ink wins FLEXI Award for product innovation


E Ink Holdings (Billerica, Massachusetts and Hsinchu, Taiwan), a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, announced it has been named a 2018 FLEXI Awards winner for Product Innovation by the FlexTech Alliance for DAZZLE, the world’s largest media façade enabled by flexible E Ink electrophoretic displays.


Sonja Hilavuo, Mika Toikka and Jenni Santalo (photo: VTT)

VTT revises its commercial operations


The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is setting up a commercial operations unit as of 1 March 2018. The unit pools together VTT's sales, marketing and communications functions.