The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). 87% of the survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year. The results of the survey, carried out for the ninth time, were presented to the international press at LOPEC 2018 – the international trade fair and conference – in Munich, Germany, by OE-A chair Dr Jeremy Burroughes.
From 28-31 Januray, ISPO 2018, the world’s leading sporting goods trade fair, takes place at Messe München in Munich, Germany. On Monday, 29 January from 12am to 1pm, the OE-A will organise the session “Textiles 4.0: Flexible and Printed Electronics for Smart Sportswear” as part of the ISPO Academy.
Numerous industry sectors, from automotive, consumer electronics and household appliances to packaging and healthcare, have products based on organic and printed electronics. Consumer electronics is currently the largest industry in which this technology is being applied. This technology can be found in e-readers, smartphones and tablets, and it is used to turn clothing and accessories into intelligent wearables, as well as making the operation of automobiles and many devices easier through the use of touch sensors.