Currently, the most interesting and fastest-growing application areas of printed electronics are in the sectors of wearables, automotive and in the Internet of Things. Smart labels, smart watches, intelligent clothing and dashboards are just a few examples of end-use products which printed electronics can be integrated into.
The signs continue to be set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message of the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association). Three quarters of the survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year.
At LOPEC 2016, the leading European tradeshow for organic and printed electronics in Munich, Germany, innovative ideas as well as start-up companies were offered a platform to support the continuous development of the international market. New visions and creative concepts are what the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) aims to promote in its annual OE-A Competition.