The IoT or IoE is suposed to be multi billion dollar market in the next years. 5G networks and the rapid growth of cloud data storage will impact the whole society and will make data measurement, collection and storage the market of the future. A huge part will be software and data storage, but there is also a need for new type of hardware components.
Here the products named under Printed Electronics provide the promise to supply the trillions of devices needed for the internet of everything. Printed sensors in R2R processes, hybrid systems and fully integrated devices with sensor, display, memor and, wireless data transfer have the promise of being low cost, disposable and give freedom of design.
Thomas Kolbusch is Vice President of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, an equipment manufacturing company for coating and printing solutions located in Dormagen, Germany. Since 1999 he is working for Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH in different positions. His responsibilities are marketing, sales and business development.
He is member of the board of directors of the OE-A (Organic Electronics Association). In the OE-A he leads a working group which is dedicated to "Up-scaling Production - from Lab to Fab" and is chairman of the Lopec exhibition which is world largest event on printed electronics.
He is member of the board of directors of COPT.NRW which is a local association in Germany on printed electronics.
Thomas studied Business Economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and got his degree as business economist in 1997. He worked for 3M, Germany and the alpi GmbH in Germany, before starting at Coatema GmbH.
Coatema provides coating, printing and laminating (encapsualtion) equipment for S2S or R2R systems. The leading company in this equuipment for PE developed the product portfolio further with the new Test Solution product line and has additional new products for PE like Laser patterning and nano imprint.