With first project hitting the market, company sees bright future in IME.
David Savastano, Editor05.20.20
In-mold electronics (IME) are an excellent example of how printed electronics can be used to create a better solution for a product. By creating a printed electronic item and thermoforming it, the product has enhanced capabilities and can be used in a variety of end-uses.
La Crosse, WI-based DuraTech Industries Inc. has recently seen its first commercial production of IME. A high-quality custom label printing services specialist, DuraTech developed an industrial controller featuring an enhanced interface for easier programming and readability with a smooth touch keypad, replacing legacy rubber buttons.
“DuraTech is one of the first companies worldwide in production of this exciting new technology that embeds the circuits between layers of plastic to protect them from the environment, reduce weight and size while improving reliability,” Paul Hatlem, DuraTech’s sales manager, noted.
“In-mold electronics is an exciting t
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