6

Dawning of a new age?
OLED technology may be on the brink of revolutionising the whole lighting industry

10

A natural pair
For some companies OLED is not a long way off

12

Shedding some light
Lifetime and efficiency are currently at the core of OLED research and development

14

Let laser do the work
In the structuring of layers within OLEDs laser application may be a worthy alternative to common technologies

16

When success is transparent
The Heraeus polymer that is over 20 years old and showing no signs of its age

17

Good things can come by chance
Copper compounds offer many traits needed in OLED production

18

Partnership for progress
Plextronics and Holst Centre plan to cooperate to drive OLED lighting

19

Getting rid of old habits
In many cases traditional printing technology is used in OPE. But there are alternatives designed solely for our industry

21

When machine follows application
Customisation might be a key feature in marketing printing machines

22

Keeping dots in check
Researchers at Fontys University show how to better control functional inkjet printing

23

Unlimited opportunity
Screen printing is set to conquer printed electronics

24

Take it or leave it
Printed electronics may offer an interesting new field for the troubled flexographic industry

26

Planning for a silver lining
Starting the production of inks for printed electronics is far from being an easy task, as PChem’s experience shows

27

Success lies in all customers’ triumphs
The key to successful printed electronics materials still lies in R&D

30

Some like it hot
Temperature is a key feature in applying inks properly

32

Seeing opportunities
Organic and printed electronics are no longer restricted to insider companies

33

As pure as possible
Inks that offer a higher concentration of silver help to keep material use and costs down

34

Hard as a diamond
Uniformity is a main criterion in coatings for new technologies

35

Boosting R&D
Aixtron launches a new system for the development of processes in organic electronics

36

Developing machines for tomorrow today
Kampf launched new slitting rewinding machines for processing demanding battery foils

38

Blooming on new grounds
The new venue for LOPE-C proved to be a good choice as visitor numbers increased significantly

40

Future trends of OPE
OPE journal presents a study on the current market development in our industry

41

Off to Silicon Valley
In just a few weeks companies from all areas of our industry will meet at Printed Electronics USA

1 A word of greeting
2 OE-A Calender of Events
3 OE-A Annual Assembly in Munich
4 Meet the Experts in Organic and Printed Electronics
5 OE-A has 200 Members in 31 Countries
6 OE-A Announced Winners of the Demonstrator Awards 2012
8 OE-A Announces Winners of LOPE-C Investor Forum Awards
8 International Standards for Printed Electronics
The formation of IEC TC119
10 How innovative coating and characterization solutions make life
as an OPV researcher easier
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