Leading press manufacturer sees its market reaching $1 billion in 10 years.
David Savastano, Editor07.29.20
Printed electronics requires an entire ecosystem of partners. Product designers and engineers develop the concept. Ink, substrate and raw material suppliers produce the materials, and production and testing equipment manufacturers create the means for printers and converters to make the systems.
In particular, having press manufacturers who are ready to produce full-scale equipment is essential to the ultimate success of printed electronics, and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of sheetfed presses, is taking on that challenge.
In the last two years, Heidelberg has developed the equipment and expertise to produce printed and organic electronics, and is already working with major brands on production. The company has set up a dedicated business unit for printed and organic electronics, investing €5 million in a complete production line for printed sensors.
“As we see it, our involvement in this produ
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