Printed Electronics

Bringing surfaces to life.

Introduction

Printed Electronics represent an emerging area of printing electrical devices on flexible substrates, which can bypass traditional expensive and inflexible silicon-based electronics. This promises a large market as they can be used on a variety of devices and are made using high end printing approaches.

Wearables

Wearable technology with flexible displays and flexible sensors enables devices to conform to our bodies and our clothes while offering greater utility. Flexible devices are thin, light, unbreakable and can be designed using visually attractive branding. These have tremendous applications in the medical wearables industry.

Heaters

This is a printed circuit system that uses “Positive Temperature Coefficient” ink to generate heat. This technology is self-regulating, and does not use any wires, making it a safe al-ternative without fear of overheating.

Sensors

These devices detect medically relevant parameters, from simple physical para-meters like blood pressure or temperature to analyses for which biosensors are appropriate (e.g. blood glucose). High‐resolution screen printing of pristine graphene is introduced for the rapid fabrication of conductive lines on flexible substrates. Well‐defined silicon stencils and viscosity‐controlled inks facilitate the preparation of high‐quality graphene patterns as narrow as 40 μm. This strategy provides an efficient method to produce highly flexible graphene electrodes for printed electronics.

Applications

Medical

Force sensors

Automotive

NFC / RFID Tags and Antennas

Packaging

Industrial Applications

Healthcare

Logistics