Flexible and printed electronics manufacturers are seeking innovative materials and complete solutions.
David Savastano, Editor04.29.20
Conductive inks and pastes are essential elements for flexible and printed electronics, and leading suppliers say they are seeing interest in innovations that will enhance end-use products.
John Hannafin, global product manager, Sun Chemical, said that printed electronics manufacturers must be convinced that any innovation will enhance the device, be competitive, and have a reliable global supply infrastructure.
“We are seeing more inquiries for smart packaging, especially with regard to certain innovations which demonstrate that the consumer brands need some form of interaction,” added Hannafin. “Newer innovations, including smart surfaces, are hoping to create intimacy and engagement at the consumer level to improve the buying experience. Nanomaterials such as nanosilver could enable significant advancements in a broad range of applications, including photovoltaic and semiconductor packaging. Other innovations are on the drawing the boar
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