At LOPEC 2016, the leading European tradeshow for organic and printed electronics in Munich, Germany, innovative ideas as well as start-up companies were offered a platform to support the continuous development of the international market. New visions and creative concepts are what the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) aims to promote in its annual OE-A Competition.
From 5 to 7 April 2016, LOPEC displayed pioneering and innovative products from the field of printed electronics in Munich, Germany. 148 companies made their way from 18 countries to exhibit at the International Exhibition and Conference for the printed electronics industry.
The continuous printing of electronics for displays or solar cells depends on a rapid drying of the surface and good conductivity of the silver inks. A newly developed infrared module from Heraeus Noblelight GmbH, headquartered in Hanau, Germany, achieves this in significantly less than one second (0.32 secs) and is consequently reported to be almost 2000 times faster than conventional drying techniques.