Sun Chemical to highlight partnerships, acquisitions and product portfolio at IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2017
During IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2017, Sun Chemical (Parsippany, New Jersey) will highlight its latest strategic partnerships and acquisitions as well as the latest offerings from its wide portfolio of solutions for printed electronics, displays, electroluminescent lighting, smart sensors, packaging, printed circuit boards, and electronics manufacturing.
“Printed electronics manufacturers are looking for a partner that can develop tailor-made solutions for transparent conductors, interconnects, sensors, and more,” said Roy Bjorlin, commercial and strategic initiatives director, Sun Chemical Advanced Materials. “During IDTechEx, Sun Chemical will explain how its wide array of solutions can meet the individual needs and requirements of individual customers. Moreover, our recent partnerships and acquisitions have further expanded our offerings to fulfil customers’ requests for custom materials for printed antennas, sensors, switches, solar, lighting, PCBs, and electronics assembly.”
Visitors will learn about Sun Chemical’s expanded solutions portfolio thanks to a variety of strategic partnerships and acquisitions, including:
- a licensing agreement with GGI Solutions and the National Research Council of Canada to introduce a new family of molecular inks for the printed electronics market. Based on ionic molecules processed through a reduction process, the new IPS family of products will offer a viable alternative to conventional polymer thick film conductive inks and serve as a low-cost alternative to nanomaterials.
- a partnership with Pulse 3D Systems which allows Sun Chemical’s high-performance silver inks to be utilised in its new Fluidant 3D printing system for antennas and sensor systems used in a variety of moulded plastic components for mobile phones, tablets, wearables and laptops.
- the acquisition of the proprietary technology of Transitions Digital Graphics, LLC which features a compelling display solution—now called SunMotion—that brings an interactive visual experience to consumers and strengthens Sun Chemical’s strategic initiative in electronic packaging by providing exciting new solutions in point of sale advertising.
- a partnership with T+Ink, called T+Sun, to develop Touchcode, a series of printed conductors embedded in cards, labels and packaging that interact with touchscreen enabled devices. More cost-effective than NFC or RFID and invisible unlike barcodes or QR codes, Touchcode ensures stronger brand authenticity, awareness and promotions.
- the acquisition of Gwent Electronic Materials which expands Sun Chemical’s latest printed electronics offerings of tailor-made conductive inks and pastes for smart sensors, cermet pastes for oxygen sensors, electroluminescent materials, piezo, and hybrid microcircuits as well as novel materials for printed circuits.
Caption: Gwent Electronic Materials Limited, acquired by Sun Chemical in 2016, is a manufacturer of tailor-made conductive inks and materials for biosensors, biomedical sensors, EL material, oxygen sensors, automotive components, PTC, PZT, NTC varistor, and microcircuits/ hybrid microcircuits (photo: Sun Chemical)