The clean room facilities at TactoTek (photo: TactoTek)

Marquardt and TactoTek collaborate on IMSE solution for leading automotive OEM


Companies / Markets

TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) and Marquardt are developing an injection-moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solution for a leading automotive OEM in their first collaboration project. The pre-development project is for a specific vehicle family and includes full automotive validation of the IMSE parts.

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At the end of January, PRINSE’20 was held in Oulu, Finland (photo: PrintoCent)

PRINSE’20 – 6th printed intelligence industry seminar organised successfully by PrintoCent


Exhibitions / Events

The PrintoCent community has organised the world’s biggest theme week around printed intelligence. Main event of the week was the PRINSE’20 seminar, which covered topics including eco-efficiency and sustainability, structural electronics, intelligent diagnostics and the emerging capacity growth in roll-2-roll manufacturing industry with over 60 industry speakers.

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The Frontier DynaCoat (photo: Delta ModTech)

Delta ModTech at LOPEC 2020: Taking on the printed electronics sector’s toughest challenges


Exhibitions / Events

Delta ModTech (Minneapolis, Minnesota) offers converting and coating equipment solutions for manufacturing a variety of printed electronics parts. At its LOPEC stand in Munich (25-26 March), the company’s engineers will be on-site to discuss specific applications and challenges attendees are facing.

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Carbon nanotube composites comprise of carbon nanotubes, which are made of carbon atoms and have a diameter in the nanometre order, and advanced semi-conductive polymers (photo: Toray)

Toray achieves world’s first UHF wireless communication with low-cost printed RFIDs


Companies / Markets

Toray Industries, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) has recently become the first in the world to communicate wirelessly across the UHF (ultrahigh frequency) band with a printed semiconductor. This setup employs a printed radio-frequency identifier (RFID) that the company created. The RFID employs a high-performance semi-conductive carbon nanotube composite. Toray’s achievement demonstrated the potential for manufacturing UHF RFIDs by low-cost printing processes to dramatically streamline retail and logistics operations. Examples include automating cash registers and efficient inventory management. The company will accelerate development to commercialise printed RFIDs.

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A flexible, segmented OLED panel (photo: OLEDWorks)

OE-A at LOPEC 2020: From Mobility to Smart Living


Exhibitions / Events

For the tenth time OE-A organises the OE-A Competition for its members from all sectors of organic and printed electronics. Numerous international companies, research institutes and universities participate in the annual competition to present their new products, prototypes and concepts. Prizes will be awarded for the best submission in each of the three categories – "Prototypes & New Products"; "Freestyle Demonstrator"; and "Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator" at LOPEC 2020 in Munich, Germany the leading trade show and conference for printed electronics.

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