Demo Line at LOPEC to demonstrate production of electroluminescent film

Last year's Demo Line was a great success among both visitors and exhibitors at LOPEC

Thousands of electronic elements printed onto film or paper in a few hours: The Demo Line at the printed electronics trade show LOPEC 2015 in Munich, Germany, will showcase the production of electroluminescent film.

During the exhibition, which will take place on 4 and 5 March, electroluminescent films the size of a business card will be produced live. They display an illuminated logo when voltage is applied. Printed elements of this kind can be used to create radiant patterns and lines as well as fully illuminated displays. Multiple wafer-thin layers of conductive and electroluminescent materials are printed on plastic film or special paper and then encapsulated.

“Thanks to the Demo Line, LOPEC gives all manufacturers and users of printed electronic components a perfect opportunity to gather information about the manufacturing process and see machines in operation. No other exhibition has that,” emphasises Thomas Kolbusch, vice president of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH and LOPEC exhibition chair.

More than a dozen exhibitors are participating in the Demo Line: adphos, Altana, Bosch Rexroth, Coatema, DuPont Teijin Films, Felix Schoeller, Fujifilm Dimatix, Heraeus Noblelight, Heraeus Precious Metals, NovaCentrix, Thieme, Varta and Xenon Corporation. Besides the production line, other separately operated systems will be on display, allowing them to gather information about other techniques such as inkjet, flatbed and silk-screen printing as well as the drying and post-processing steps.

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