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Smart packaging: printed electronics as a growth driver

Smart packaging: printed electronics as a growth driver
When pharmaceutical packages sound an alarm or food cartons measure the temperature, printed electronics are involved. LOPEC, the International Exhibition and Conference for the Printed Electronics Industry in Munich, will provide information about next generation packaging from March 19th to 21st, 2019.
5th October 2018

E-Textiles 2018-2028: Technologies, markets and players

E-Textiles 2018-2028: Technologies, markets and players
We are in contact with textiles for up to 98% of our lives, and they are starting to become intelligent. Part of this revolution includes the integration of electronics and textiles. Electronic textiles (e-textiles) have been in development for decades, but have begun to achieve some commercial successes in the last 20 years.
3rd September 2018

Printable tags turn everyday objects into smart devices

Printable tags turn everyday objects into smart devices
Engineers have developed printable metal tags that could be attached to everyday objects and turn them into 'smart' IoT devices. The metal tags are made from patterns of copper foil printed onto thin, flexible, paper-like substrates and are made to reflect WiFi signals. The tags work essentially like 'mirrors' that reflect radio signals from a WiFi router. When a user’s finger touches these mirrors, it disturbs the reflected WiFi signals in such a way that can be remotely sensed by a WiFi receiver, like a smartphone.
17th August 2018


Committee releases white paper on washability of e-textiles

Committee releases white paper on washability of e-textiles
IPC’s D-70 E-Textiles Committee has released IPC WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures, Readiness for the Market. This white paper provides insights from a team of researchers on e-textiles washability testing parameters and initial results from those tests. 
17th August 2018

In-mould electronics become commercial once again

In-mould electronics become commercial once again
Conductive inks are a wonderfully adaptive technology, this characteristic has enabled them to stay relevant and to rejuvenate themselves over the past several decades, as old markets have struggled or declined the technology has managed to find new uses. Several years ago, a new frontier called in-mold electronics (IME) started to emerge, this frontier is once again becoming commercial. Author: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx  
21st June 2018

Easily print durable signs to improve on safety

Easily print durable signs to improve on safety
The new S3100 Sign & Label Printer from Brady enables users to easily print a wide range of reliable safety signs and facility labels, even in standalone mode, to increase workplace safety and efficiency on demand. A wide range of labels & signs The new S3100 Sign & Label Printer enables users to print a wide range of signs and labels to increase safety and efficiency in any workplace.
23rd April 2018

Imprinting cables and wiring as fast as a hunting lion

Imprinting cables and wiring as fast as a hunting lion
Did you know, that when a lion is hunting it can run at speeds of more than 60km/h. Modern cable extruding machines operate at a similar pace. The problem: marking systems run the risk of creating bottlenecks in production. The solution from Paul Leibinger, KG: JET Rapid –one of the world's fastest continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, that can keep up with speeds of up to 1,000m/min. Its users include cable manufacturers such as HUBER+SUHNER from Pfäffikon in Switzerland.
17th April 2018

LOPEC 2018 Technical Conference: ‘Smart and hybrid systems’

LOPEC 2018 Technical Conference: ‘Smart and hybrid systems’
Electronic Specifier recently attended the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, LOPEC 2018. Here, we report on the Technical Conference, ‘Smart and hybrid systems’, which had keynote speakers from ABInBev, TactoTek, American Semiconductor and CeNTI.
23rd March 2018

The production processes that go into creating printed electronics

The production processes that go into creating printed electronics
There are more processes that go into printed electronics than you may think. From the production of the ink and pastes to the packaging, here are six companies that exhibited at the trade show for printed electronics, LOPEC 2018, held March 14-15 in Munich, that can provide some insight into the intensive production processes that turn out the technology that is rapidly revolutionising all sectors, from automotive and consumer applications to medtech.
23rd March 2018

Tailor-made microreactor designed for chemical synthesis

Tailor-made microreactor designed for chemical synthesis
Specialists at Anton Paar have 'printed' a micro-flow-reactor that could simplify the chemical synthesis dramatically. The device is made of steel via direct laser metal sintering and was developed within an international research project called 'CC Flow'. The project is the starting point for tailor-made microreactors from Anton Paar.
16th January 2018


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