Stretchable Thermoset Polymers Enable The Next Generation Of Flexible Electronics
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom G Track 2
17:10 - 17:35
Stretchable electronics development has been hampered by the lack of usable, durable and temperature-resistant thermosetting stretchable polymer systems. Panasonic has developed a ground-breaking, non-silicone, stretchable thermoset polymer chemistry that exhibits unique and attractive mechanical properties when formed into stretchable films and pastes. These materials also demonstrate better temperature, mechanical and chemical resistance than their thermoplastic counterparts.
Tomoaki Sawada is an Engineering Manager with Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems located in Kadoma Japan. He graduated from the University of Osaka with a Masters in Ceramic Materials Engineering. Tomoaki has been with Panasonic for 12 years. His experience includes product development and manufacturing technology roles for a variety of electronic material technologies including bonding films, circuit board laminates and thermally conductive products. Currently, Tomoaki is the project leader for Panasonic's stretchable materials development program.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 474 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net annual sales of 7.553 trillion yen. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. Panasonic Electronic Materials Division provides high performance circuit board laminates, advanced films, molding compounds and semiconductor encapsulation materials to global electronics manufacturing customers.