News (Conference and Exhibition)

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

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.


The Frontier DynaCoat (photo: Delta ModTech)

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

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.


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

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.


Event diary


LOPEC 2020

Location: Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany
Organisers: Messe München, OE-A