The technology demonstrator from fischer automotive and TactoTek (photo: TactoTek)

Fischer Automotive and TactoTek partner to demonstrate smart surface design innovations


Companies / Markets

TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) and fischer automotive have collaborated on a smart surface technology demonstrator to show examples of design innovation that fulfil market demands for integrating styling, electronic functions and manufacturability of smart surfaces at commercial scale.

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Stretched TPU film (photo: Folex)

LOPEC 2020: Folex presents coated film substrates for wearables and heating applications


Exhibitions / Events

At LOPEC 2020, Folex Coating GmbH is showing coated films for the production of printed electronics on an industrial scale (Booth 515). These materials include transparent, conductive coated substrates for e.g. heating applications or sensors.

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Daimler chairman of the board of management Ola Källenius unveiled the latest concept car from the company at CES 2020 (photo: CES)

CES 2020 wraps: AI and 5G define the future of innovation


Exhibitions / Events

CES 2020 ended on 10 January, following a week filled with over 20 000 product debuts unveiling the future of technology. More than 4400 exhibiting companies launched their latest tech products to some 170 000 attendees across more than 2.9M net square feet of exhibit space. From global tech brands to pioneering start-ups, the innovation at CES 2020 could revolutionise markets and change our world for the better.

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The sportswear industry is a highly promising market for flexible and printed electronics (photo: pexels.com)

OE-A at ISPO 2020: Flexible and printed electronics for enabling smart sportswear


Exhibitions / Events

Flexible sensors to monitor your performance, motion and physical conditions, improve your training as well as prevent injuries. Integrated lighting for additional safety or self-heating jackets to increase your well-being. Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics, which are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost, from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials. The high degree of freedom of design requires a holistic approach in product design to enable this wide range of novel applications.

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ALTANA’s goal is to become CO2 neutral by 2025 (graphic: ALTANA)

ALTANA CO2-neutral by 2025


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By 2025 the specialty chemicals group ALTANA (Wesel, Germany) will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero. Already in 2020, the company’s entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies. ALTANA will compensate for the unavoidable use of natural gas until 2025 by financing equivalent climate protection projects in the regions where CO2 emissions are generated. The same applies to offsetting CO2 emissions arising from necessary business trips, company cars, and the transport of goods. The specialty chemicals group will thus achieve climate neutrality in its direct sphere of influence by 2025.

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