New applications are emerging in a wide range of fields, including sensors, automotive parts and displays
David Savastano, Editor11.07.14
In recent years, printed electronics (PE) has made gains throughout the industry, from components, materials and equipment to research that has the potential to open up new opportunities.
Those gains have now led to products reaching commercialization, and the PE industry is gaining traction in the market, with innovative companies like Thin Film Electronics ASA, T-Ink, Printechnologics, Cambrios, PragmatIC Printing, Ynvisible, Heliatek, Plastic Logic and others making gains in their respective markets.
Printechnologics GmbH has received much notice for its Touchcode technology, an invisible data tag which can be printed on nearly any surface – including paper, carton or foil – and establishes a link between online and offline communications. In 2011, more than 25 million of Printechnologics’ Touchcode cards were produced, and the company estimated that Printechnologics would produce more than 100 million in 2012. Among the notable companies to use Touchcode a
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