Expected sales revenue for 2017 and 2018 (source: OE-A)

Organic and printed electronics industry expects an increase of 8% in sales revenue in 2017


Companies / Markets

The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). 80% of survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year. The results of the survey, carried out for the seventh time, were presented by OE-A Chair Dr Jeremy Burroughes to the international press at LOPEC 2017 – the leading international trade fair and conference for organic and printed electronics – in Munich, Germany.

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CPI's world class manufacturing facilities at the National Printable Electronics Centre

CPI enables intelligent tyres that reduce carbon emissions and improve safety


Products

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, announced that it is collaborating with Bath University and Silent Sensors to develop a key component for the future of intelligent tyres, using piezoelectric energy harvesting, which converts mechanical motion into electrical energy. This component will be part of the innovative Silent Sensors Tyre Management System (TMS) for vehicles. The technology, which is being funded by Innovate UK, will enable the production of TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems) sensors that can extract energy from the tyre.

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The organisers of LOPEC 2017 are very satisfied with this year's event (photo: Messe München)

LOPEC 2017 in Munich: Printed electronics reaches new dimensions


Exhibitions / Events

From March 28 to 30, 2017, LOPEC proved in Munich, Germany, that the interest in printed electronics continues to grow. The ninth edition of the international exhibition for printed electronics set new records across the board, while also showcasing numerous world-firsts. Concurrently, the LOPEC Conference impressed with a top-class, highly international line-up, featuring speakers from Samsung and the European Commission.

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CSEM Brasil and SUNEW collaborate with Cambrios Advanced Materials (photo: CSEM Brasil)

CSEM Brasil and Sunew develop fully transparent solar film using Cambrios‘ ClearOhm


Companies / Markets

CSEM Brasil, an institute for applied science and technology based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, its spin-off company SUNEW, and Cambrios Advanced Materials (headquartered in Sunnyvale, California) have announced at LOPEC 2017 that they have jointly developed “OPV Power Film” that uses Cambrios’ ClearOhm technology to make transparent solar cells which will be integrated into windows and make use of the large areas available to produce power in buildings.

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Coatema and temicon are continuing their cooperation

Coatema and temicon unveil new nanoimprint technology


Companies / Markets

The cooperation between Coatema Coating Machinery (Dormagen, Germany) and temicon (Dortmund, Germany) has revealed a brand-new R2R-Nanoimprint line. The new line allows nanoimprinting of seamless structures on rolled products up to the width of 300mmfor various applications.

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