This will be one of the key messages from industry leaders during the Electronic and Conductive Inks Conference. The conference will be held Oct. 17-18 at The Drake Hotel in Oakbrook, IL, near Chicago, in conjunction with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) annual NPIRI Technical Conference. It is co-sponsored by NAPIM and Rodman Media, publishers of Ink World Magazine and Printed Electronics Now.
Healthcare is among the areas of interest that will be discussed, as sensors and wearables are an important opportunity.
Talks on flexible and printed electronics and healthcare will be given by the following presenters:
• Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager, Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group – “The Technologist’s Guide to Printed Electronics”
• Robert Waldrop, Printed Electronics Business Development & Distribution Manager, DuPont Advanced Materials – “Stretching the Boundaries of Printed Electronics”
• Dr. Stefanie Harvey, R&D Program Manager, SEMI – “From Wellness to Medtech: The Role of Flexible, Printed Electronics in Wearables and Beyond”
• Dr. Vijaya Kayastha, Lead Device Development Engineer, Brewer Science, Inc. – “The Role of Materials in Performance of Printed Temperature Sensors”
• Casey Grenier, Ph.D., Material Scientist, R&D division of Tekscan, Inc. – “Applications for Tekscan’s Printed Force Sensor Technology, and the Inks that Make Them”'
Conductive inks will be the focus of talks by:
• Vikram Turkani, Applications Engineer, NovaCentrix – "Conductive Copper Inks and Non-Equilibrium Thermal Processing to Achieve Optimized Performance on Temperature Sensitive Substrates"
• Chris Booher, chief marketing officer, ChemCubed – "It’s More About the Ink Than You Think"
• Dr. Dan Harrison, EVP, IIMAK and Dene H. Taylor, Ph.D., president, SPF-Inc. – "Easy and Economical, Fast and Functional! Metallograph® Pure Metal Conductive Printing"
• Oshadha Ranasingha, Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell - "Dielectric, Ferroelectric and Resistive Inks Based on Barium Strontium Titante (BST): Formulation, Characterization and Applications"
Production of flexible electronics will led by the following speakers:
• Stewart Rissley, Sales Account Manager, Wet Grinding & Dispersing, Bühler Inc. – “Advanced Technology and Process for Inks”
• Lou Panico, CEO, XENON Corporation - "Low Temperature Photonic Sintering for Printed Electronics"
• George Fuchs, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Technology, NAPIM - “Nanotechnology: EHS Considerations for Manufacturing and Usage”
• David Savastano, Editor, Ink World and Printed Electronics Now magazines - “Conductive and Electronic Inks – Driving the Flexible Electronics Revolution”
Major brands such as Audi, BMW, Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal and GE have successfully developed products featuring electronic and conductive inks. The potential applications for the flexible and printed electronics industry are expanding quickly, and electronic and conductive inks are key to this fast-growing technology.
To sign up or for more information, see our website at www.printedelectronicink.com or register at (http://www.printedelectronicink.com/attendee-registration/).