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Stretched TPU film (photo: Folex)

LOPEC 2020: Folex presents coated film substrates for wearables and heating applications

At LOPEC 2020, Folex Coating GmbH is showing coated films for the production of printed electronics on an industrial scale (Booth 515). These materials include transparent, conductive coated substrates for e.g. heating applications or sensors.


A concept cockpit from Canatu (photo: Canatu)

Canatu raises €15M funding from DENSO Corporation, 3M Ventures and Faurecia

Canatu Oy (Helsinki, Finland) recently announced a capital raise of €15M in total, from the new investor 3M Ventures, as well as the existing investors DENSO Corporation (leading the round) and Faurecia.


The optoplasmonic sensor for milk testing (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP – Rapid test to ensure high milk quality

Standards of food safety and food quality have never been higher in Germany and throughout the European Union. This is especially true in the dairy industry. Yet despite such high standards, traces of impurities, pesticides and antibiotics can find their way into milk, with sometimes serious consequences for consumer health. In the EU-funded project MOLOKO, Fraunhofer researchers have teamed up with partners to develop a new optoplasmonic sensor designed to provide fast, on-site analysis of safety and quality parameters for milk. This early-warning system is expected to bring the industry substantial savings in time and money as well as a drastic reduction in wasted product, thereby helping to improve performance along the entire supply chain.


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