News (Printed electronics)

 

Carbon nanomaterial developer Canatu (Vantaa, Finland) and global manufacturer of polymer materials and components Covestro, will showcase a joint LiDAR heater demonstrator at the Canatu booth 4271 / West Hall during CES 2023. The companies are bringing together leading expertise in flexible transparent film heaters, thermoplastic polymers and film insert moulding processing to showcase a state-of-the-art LiDAR cover lens with heating functionality that is highly performant, versatile, and ready for scale-up.

 

Printed electronics is so thin, lightweight, and flexible that the technology is an enabler for many high-tech applications in the first place. This is also the case for the megatrend of Smart Living, which is right at the top of the LOPEC 2023 (28 February – 2 March 2023; Messe Munich) agenda, as Dr Klaus Hecker, managing director of the LOPEC co-organiser OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), an international working group within VDMA, explains: “At LOPEC, we can see how flexible and printed electronics is not only increasingly gaining ground in consumer electronics and for buildings, but also in medicine and the sports sector.”

 

IMSE pioneer TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) and trim part supplier Novem (Vorbach, Germany) announced the signing of a license agreement. As a TactoTek licensee, Novem will be able to build innovative and smart 3D surfaces with enhanced functionality and inspire the automotive market with differentiated IMSE-based solutions.

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