Canadian and British collaboration aims to improve graphene oxide production (photo: CPI)

CPI partners with Canadian SME and NRC to overcome bottleneck in graphene oxide production


Companies / Markets

On 26 February, CPI (Wilton, UK) announced the successful development of a scalable purification process for graphene oxide (GO) production in partnership with Graphene Leaders Canada (GLC) Inc., a Canadian SME, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This will overcome a key barrier to future large-scale production of GO, reducing costs and facilitating the adoption of GO to improve performance of industrial products.

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Avery Dennison extends its presence in Brazil (photo: Avery Dennison)

Avery Dennison invests in new factory in Brazil


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Avery Dennison (Glendale, California) is gearing up for future growth of RFID technology, improving the efficiency of processes and the relationship between brands. Just months after signing a deal to acquire Smartrac's transponder division, the Company announced the location of its next RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) manufacturing facility, its first in Brazil and fifth in the world. The new factory will be located in Vinhedo (SP), opening in 2021.

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InPrint Milan takes place from 22-24 October 2020 (photo: MackBrooks Exhibitions)

InPrint Milan: Kick-off for Italy


Exhibitions / Events

Print tech companies in Italy and Europe have reacted positively to the latest announcement that InPrint Milan 2020, the Italian edition of the international exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing, is to be co-located with Viscom Italia, Italy’s premier international trade fair and conference on visual communication.

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Using robot-assisted inkjet printing, printed electronics on 3D surfaces can be integrated into serial production (photo: Biermann&Jung)

LOPEC 2020: Printed electronics in 3D


Exhibitions / Events

Printed electronics in 3D, also known as 3D structural electronics, equip all kinds of objects with additional electronic functions. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry taking place in Munich, Germany, from 24 to 26 March 2020, will provide information about production processes, applications and the potential of the technology.

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Fraunhofer researchers intend to develop a methodology that combines biotechnology processes with low-energy electron-beam technology (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP: Use of low-energy electrons for innovative biotechnology processes


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The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) has been utilising electron-beam technology for decades in the development of cleaning, sterilisation, and surface-modification processes and systems. Fraunhofer researchers from the Medical and Biotechnological Applications division (MBA) now intend to develop a methodology that combines biotechnology processes with low-energy electron-beam technology. Moreover, this hybrid methodology will be combined with existing FEP expertise in the area of sensor technology. The anticipated research programme will be presented at the MedtecLIVE trade show in Nuremberg, Hall 10, Booth No. 10.0.513, taking place from 31 March – 2 April 2020.

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