Companies / Markets

Jabil Packaging Solutions, a division of Jabil Inc. (St. Petersburg, Florida), recently launched a connected packaging platform that enables consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to offer their customers a compelling next-generation user experience that maximises convenience and boosts brand loyalty. The new platform combines sensors, connectivity and cloud technologies to eliminate reorder friction for consumer staples. Leveraging Jabil’s specialised services, differentiated capabilities and turnkey products for connected packaging innovation and scale, the platform positions the company as one of the only packaging solutions providers to offer connected packaging services across the entire value chain.

 


Companies / Markets

When closely evaluating today’s situation in healthcare, the immediacy for digital transformation clearly becomes evident. Building a strong digital infrastructure which lays the foundation to a connected and transparent system and even more importantly allow efficient and individualised patient treatment, has become a key societal target – not at least due to Covid-19. Digital devices for remote patient monitoring are part of this digital transformation. In fact, the market for medical health patch applications has been estimated to reach approx. US$9.9bn by 2024. Therefore Henkel Printed Electronics and Quad Industries, a printed electronics specialist from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, are strengthening their partnership to capture and seize this market potential.

 


Products

Plastic Logic, a leader in the design and manufacture of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs), is enabling 878 to show readable navigational and other data on the sleeve of the world’s first smart sailing jacket, Project One.

 


Companies / Markets

Solliance partners TNO, imec/EnergyVille and the Eindhoven University of Technology, realised an 18.6% efficient highly near infrared transparent perovskite solar cell. When combined in a four terminal tandem configuration with an efficient Panasonic crystalline silicon (c-Si) cell or with a Miasolé flexible CIGS cell, it delivers new record power conversion efficiencies of 28.7% and 27.0%, respectively.

 


Companies / Markets

Engineers at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) have developed the world’s first fully recyclable printed electronics. By demonstrating a crucial and relatively complex computer component — the transistor — created with three carbon-based inks, the researchers hope to inspire a new generation of recyclable electronics to help fight the growing global epidemic of electronic waste. The work appeared online on 26 April in the journal Nature Electronics.