Smart Surfaces Beyond Rubber (Printed Electronics Europe 2019)

Dr Erhard Barho, Head of Functional Surfaces


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Presentation Summary

The fusion of printed electronics and mature technologies create new value propositions to customers in various product segments:
  • AD is driving a material rethink for automotive interiors
  • Sensor integration allows new levels of service in industrial products

Speaker Biography (Erhard Barho)

Dr. Erhard Barho is the Head of Functional Surface Solutions at Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group, a business unit of Continental AG. He started his career within Continental in 1996 as a development engineer for tires. After holding various positions in Germany in China, he became Director R&D at Benecke-Kaliko, being responsible for technology and product development globally. After his studies in Hanover and London, he holds a PhD in organic chemistry and a diploma in business administration.

Company Profile (Continental)

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Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 215,000 people in 55 countries.
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