26 Feb 2020
McDonald's Deep Fryer Oil Turned into High-End 3D Printing Resin
Researchers have, for the first time, turned waste cooking oil - from the deep fryers of a local McDonald's - into a high-resolution, biodegradable 3D printing resin.
14 Nov 2019
McDonald's Signs First Wind Energy Contract
The virtual PPA represents the first wind energy contract signed by McDonald's and will help the company make strides toward its Climate Action Target to reduce GHG emissions related to McDonald's restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030.
24 Aug 2018
Solar powered McDonalds
McDonald's newly designed restaurant a one-of-a-kind modern and environmentally-friendly design and enhanced customer experience with self-order kiosks, table service, mobile order and payment, and delivery.
31 May 2018
Frozen yoghurt robots, eliminates need for staff
Launching off success in US markets, revolutionary frozen yogurt robots, are set to disrupt the industry in Canada.
7 May 2015
UICO make touch technology solutions, around durable pro-cap solutions for water/dirt/glove readability. They formed in 2007, based in Chicago, and are now expanding their operations at a second site in Silicon valley.
18 Nov 2013
Analyzing the Profits in the Printed Electronics Market in 2013
According to IDTechEx research, the market for printed and potentially printed electronics, including organics, inorganics and composites, will rise from $16.04 billion in 2013 to $76.79 billion in 2023.In this article, we will detailed the market size and forecast by application, highlight which companies are making money and why, and discuss the main go-to-market strategies.
14 Feb 2013
Outlook for smart packaging: $75 million to $1.45 billion in ten years
It has been a slow path to commercialize smart packaging. Despite strong needs such as the aging population, tougher legislation, huge waste, more demanding consumers and concerns about safety and crime; commercial success has been mixed.
8 Nov 2011
Progress at T-Ink
The phenomenal and cultural success of Apple and Steve Jobs' vision was the result of technology and artistry coming together to change the way we interact with our world. IDTechEx has long advocated the need for more companies to not only continue to develop breakthrough PE technology but to design and integrate printed electronics into the soul of the product rather than just supplying materials or components.
23 Nov 2010
McDonald's Lelystad and Almere are going green with EV-Box
Dutch McDonald's franchisee Panky Nefkens, who runs McDrives in Lelystad and Almere, is an innovative entrepreneur. Recently he became the first McDonald's franchise in The Netherlands with its own EV Charging Stations for electric cars and scooters.
18 Oct 2010
Printed electronics killer applications
Printed and partly printed electronics and electrics are not being applied to very expensive things or electronic things first. It is more about modernising printing more than it is about modernising electronics.
20 May 2010
T-Ink multisensory brand enhancement
Printed electronics company T-Ink has a range of applications, some already commercialized for Point of Sale (POS) integration. The current applications include floor and shelf T-Ink printed Floortalkers and Shelftalkers activated by touch or proximity.
13 Nov 2008
Printed electronics - The magic arrives
How Printed Electronics is changing consumer goods and services - highlights from the forthcoming Printed Electronics USA event
10 Nov 2008
IDTechEx report on Intellipak conference held 5 November - Part One
IDTechEx report on the Intellipak conference held in Sweden on 5 November that was mainly in Swedish and partly in English with just over 40 attending and excellent content.
22 Apr 2007
Printed Electronics - Overcoming Barriers
Nowadays, the term printed electronics is taken to include truly printed electronics but also thin film electronics that is potentially printable. Anything less and you miss the big picture. Here we consider the barriers to commercialization for printed electronics.
12 Feb 2007
Printed Electronics - On Track to a Major Industry
Progress with printed and thin film electronics.
1 Feb 2006
A Step Change in Printing and Electronics
Printing Electronics - prepare for a step change in the printing and electronics industries. Here we introduce the technology and explore new opportunities as the printing and electronics industry converge.