Printed and organic electronic components give vehicle designers previously unimagined possibilities, enable a higher level of sustainability, and also help to reduce the automotive industry’s manufacturing costs. This is the conclusion reached by this year’s LOPEC Panel Discussion, which took place on 29 March 2017, as part of the international exhibition and conference for printed electronics in Munich, Germany. According to the panellists—Dr Nina Riegel from OSRAM OLED, Dr Giovanni Nisato from CSEM, Armin Senne from ContiTech, and Vincent Sallé from Parlex—printed electronics is on the cusp of entering the mass market.
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.
With support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), technology development partners Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany), SCHOTT AG (Mainz, Germany), VON ARDENNE GmbH (Dresden, Germany) and tesa SE (Norderstedt, Germany) have been developing new applications for ultra-thin glass on roll since 2013 in the research consortium KONFEKT.