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LOPEC will be opening its doors at Messe München ICM from 28 February to 2 March 2023. The focus topic Mobility will be the common thread running through the world’s leading exhibition and conference for flexible, organic, and printed electronics.


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.”


“For 2022 we have an expected sales revenue of plus 13 percent for the flexible and printed electronics industry. The outlook for 2023 is even more positive, with an expected increase of 24 percent. This is the highest figure since this business climate survey was initiated in 2014,” reviews Dr Klaus Hecker, OE-A managing director, the results of the latest business climate survey. A biannual survey conducted by OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a Working Group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association). “But if the skies of our industry are really sunny or rather cloudy, the next months will show. Challenges in the supply chain, rising energy costs, inflation and the Russian war in Ukraine are adding uncertainty to the pleasing forecast,” adds Klaus Hecker.

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