Progress with Printed Electronics
In this article we focus on the current status of the main printed electronics technologies for components in consumer goods and healthcare applications, providing for each one market drivers, case studies and key suppliers, cost structures and challenges.
Vorbeck is a graphene firm offering graphene conductive inks and formulations for dispersion in masterbatches. Vorbeck was one of the first graphene companies to move up the value chain and offer an ink. Vorbeck was also one of the first to demonstrate a product in collaboration with MeadWestVaco, and has since demonstrated a large number of product concepts and prototypes.
Printed Electronics Technology, Supplier and Case Study Snapshot
The following article summarizes the current status of the main printed electronics technologies for components in consumer goods and healthcare applications, providing for each one market drivers, case studies and key suppliers, cost structures and challenges.
This profile briefly discusses printed electronics and its potential and challenges from the point of view of MeadWestVaco.
PARC, a Xerox company
Parc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox. In the printed electronics space, Parc is focused on devices and is a technology leader in the field of printed logic.
Graphene LIVE USA 2013
Graphene LIVE! USA was a huge success. It brought together 30 top-class speakers and 16 graphene exhibitors, giving them access to a pool of more than 2,000 business-oriented attendees and 160+ exhibiting companies.
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.
Growth in printed electronics
Last week IDTechEx held the largest (worldwide) printed electronics and photovoltaics conference and tradeshow in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Convention Center, California). This show brought together more than 1300 attendees from 28 countries. Players active across the entire value chain were present; covering the full range from research organisations to end-users, and from small start-ups to multi-billion internationals.
IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2011 award winners
The annual printed electronics award winners were announced at the IDTechEx Awards Dinner in Santa Clara, California. The awards recognize outstanding progress in the development and commercialization of printed electronics, an industry that produces a huge amount of technical innovation which will be used in many products.
Overtaking Barriers: Pushing emerging technologies forward
Two of the main challenges in the development and further adoption of flexible electronics have been the sensitivity to moisture and oxygen of active materials, leading to stringent requirements for permeation and the need to replace expensive, brittle ITO, the most popular choice as a transparent conductive layer.
First appearance of graphene ink in commercial application
The first commercial application of grapheme-based inks will appear in major retail stores in the US in Q1/2012 according to US companies Vorbeck Materials Corp. and MWV Packaging.
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2012
IDTechEx, the organiser of the World's largest global series of Printed Electronics events will hold its European show in Berlin, Germany on April 3-4 (www.IDTechEx.com/peEUROPE). The focus, as at all IDTechEx events, is to address the needs and experiences of adopters of the technology.
Printed Electronics Europe 2012 3-4 April Berlin, Targets Applications
IDTechEx, the organiser of the World's largest global series of Printed Electronics events will hold its European show in Berlin, Germany on 3-4 April. The focus, as at all IDTechEx events, is to address the needs and experiences of adopters of the technology.