Dr Nello Li Pira, Head of Functional Surfaces and Optical Assessment Unit
FIAT Research Center
Europe 2017 Presentation - FIAT Research Center*
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Today In-Mould labelling (IML) as well as In-Mould Decoration (IMD) techniques could be easily coupled with printing technologies to get radically new components for on-board connectivity, HMI, safety as well as electronics. Basically the concept is the assembly technologies for suitable integration of functionalities as "components" on flexible backplane first and bulk component at the end. Starting from plastic foil, of suitable developed inks (decorative and functional) and chip-bonding combined with the final encapsulation allows integration of functionalities onto flexible foil. Finally components has to be validated following current automotive standards.