The future has arrived - reel-to-reel printed electronics (Printed Electronics Europe 2006)

Mr Michael Johnson, Director
Conductive Inkjet Technology, CIT, United Kingdom


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Presentation Summary

  • The CIT process
  • Application areas
  • The MetalJet 6000
  • Next steps

Speaker Biography

A Chartered Engineer with a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Michael Johnson was a Company Scholar of Metal Box Limited where he began his career in Production Management.
Moving from the packaging industry into electronics, he joined Thorn EMI where he ran the manufacturing of one of their factories manufacturing data communications products as well as producing the original Sinclair Computers. He then moved to become a Director of Livingson Hire, a Market leading Service Organisation where he was involved with the transition of a complacent market leader into a truly customer focused growth- oriented company. He was then appointed Managing Director of Soundcraft Electronics Limited, a £40 million producer of music mixing consoles before moving to COIL - the leading designer and manufacturer of plastic optical parts. This was acquired by Carclo plc in 1998, which led to him being appointed Business Development Director of Carclo Technical Plastics.

Company Profile

Conductive Inkjet Technology Limited is a joint venture company, 70% owned by Carclo plc, 30% owned by Xennia Limited. It has developed innovative new technology for the digital printing of conductive metal onto non-porous substrates. With line widths below 100 microns, a process requiring no heat treatment, a surface resistivity of below 10 milli ohms per square and a truly additive digital solution, the interest is immense. The applications range from printed circuitry, RFID antenna printing to automotive heaters. A narrow web reel-to-reel system, the MetalJet 6000 enables digital printed, UV cured and metallised UHF antennas to be produced at speeds of up to 100 feet per minute.
Examples of CIT printed products can be seen at the exhibition.
For more information contact:
Mike Johnson,
Unit 1, The Powerhouse,
Lumen Road,
Herts SG8 7AG
Phone - +44 (0) 1763 252800