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The next LOPEC will take place from March 24 to 26, 2020 (photo: Messe München)

LOPEC 2019: Printed electronics is conquering numerous application sectors


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Sensors for medical applications, smart textiles and OLEDs for the automotive industry: numerous industries rely on printed and flexible electronics in their innovation process. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, which took place from 19 to 21 March in Munich, Germany, reflects this trend. Science and industry provided important stimuli to the subject of mobility with the future topic of 3D structural electronics.

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ColorLoop – transparent, bendable OLED light (photo: EMDE)

Flexible electronics for cars, wearables, smart homes and more – OE-A presents the future at LOPEC 2019


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Participants of the “OE-A Competition 2019” show the many possibilities of organic and printed electronics with creative new ideas, prototypes, and fresh designs. The competition taking place for the ninth year in a row is organised by OE-A for its members from all sectors of organic and printed electronics. Numerous international companies, research institutes and universities participate in this annual competition to present their products, prototypes and concepts. Prizes will be awarded for the best submission in each of the four categories – “Products & New Prototypes”, “Freestyle Demonstrator” and “Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator” – at LOPEC 2019 in Munich, Germany.

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A highlight of LOPEC 2018: The presentation by CuteCircuit (photo: Messe München)

LOPEC Conference 2019: From e-textiles to artificial intelligence


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With its three-day Conference, LOPEC, the international exhibition for printed electronics, is bridging the gap between science and industry. From 19 to 21 March 2019, manufacturers, users and researchers from all over the world will meet in Munich to discuss innovations and trends in printed electronics.

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An ‘illuminated’ motorcycle jacket (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Light from a roll: PI-SCALE at LOPEC 2019


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Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology in luminaires and lamps. However, flexible organic technology can offer much more: as an active lighting surface, it can be combined with a wide variety of materials, not just to modify but to revolutionise the functionality and design of countless existing products. To exemplify this, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) together with the company EMDE development of light GmbH will be presenting hybrid flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) integrated into textile designs within the EU-funded project PI-SCALE for the first time at LOPEC (19-21 March 2019 in Munich, Germany) as examples of some of the many possible applications.

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Together with two Fraunhofer Institutes, Airbus and Altran have developed demonstrators. Together, the companies are providing proof that printed electronics are ready for applications in aviation (photo: Airbus)

LOPEC 2019: Take off with printed electronics


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Low weight, no need for cables and highly automated manufacturing of fully customised components: Printed electronics offers many advantages for the aviation industry. At the LOPEC Conference 2019, Dennis Hahn from aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Max Seissler from the consulting and technology company Altran will provide an overview of the special requirements placed on flying components. Based in Hamburg, Germany, they are cooperating on printed electronics for the aircraft cabin. In this interview they illustrate the challenges and visions.

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