Printed Electronics Conference

29-30 October 2018
Danish Technological Institute
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Denmark (link to Google maps here)

The printed electronics market is predicted to grow beyond USD 12 billion in 2022. Driving forces are within applications such as IoT, wearables, smart products, healthcare, automotive and many others. Printed electronics reduce production costs and development times through the possibility of large volume and flexible production technologies. Furthermore, printed electronics brings the end-user benefits such as thin form factors, flexibility and stretchability that traditional electronics cannot provide.

Meet the European experts
At this two day conference, you will meet experts and professionals from the printed electronics industry as well as ink providers, hardware manufacturers, academic researchers and end users. Speakers from both industry and research organizations provide the latest market data as well as technology breakthroughs within the printed electronics field. Industrial contributors present application challenges while experts in market analysis present the current state of the market with respect to demand, prices and opportunities.


Day 1, Monday 29 October 2018

9:00 - 9:30
Registration and Breakfast
9:30 - 9.40
Session: Market Opportunities
09:40 - 10:15
Printed Electronics: Status, Markets and Opportunities

Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx, UK

The talk focuses on the latest global progress within displays, lighting, pv, sensors, power, logic and memory. Market size and forecast will also be presented followed by emerging sectors that are exhibiting strong growth. Finally, Raghu Das presents an analysis of successes and failures so far.

Raghu Das, MA (Cantab), is CEO of IDTechEx. He has tracked emerging technologies for over 17 years, providing best-in-class global research and strategic advice. He has helped organizations large and small – from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups – enabling them to make the best strategic decisions based on global insight.
10:15 - 10:50
Market Opportunities within Wearables

Christian Dalsgaard, Founder & CTO, Ohmatex, DK

This presentation will explore processes and techniques for the creation of textile integrated wearables. Christian Dalsgaard focuses on micro-electronic integration, sensor platform development and sensor encapsulation. He will present solutions to the challenges of cabling, connectivity and washability and cover current applications and high-end market opportunities within wearables.

Christian Dalsgaard is founder and CTO of Ohmatex. Christian has considerable expertise in the field of commercializing smart textile development. His knowledge of the field spans over a decade from the very early stages of smart textile R&D into the latest development for space applications.
10:50 - 11:10
Session: Materials and Formulations for Printed Electronics
11:10 - 11:45
Complete Material Set for Printed Electronics

Inge Van der Meulen, Product Development Manager I&C and CBP, Henkel, BE

With extensive experience in the world of inks/coatings and adhesives for electronic applications, Henkel has built up a broad portfolio of materials suitable for printed electronics. This portfolio not only contains the standard inks for printing electronic circuits on rigid or flexible substrates, but also contains materials like conductive adhesives to attach components onto the printed circuitry and coatings to protect the completed assembly. In this presentation, a complete overview will be shared of all materials available to produce your products in a fast, highly reliable and cost effective way.

Dr. Ir. Inge van der Meulen, Product Development Manager at Henkel Belgium NV, received her degree from Eindhoven University of Technology on polymer chemistry in 2010 and has six years of experience in the development of inks/coatings and adhesives for printed electronics.
11:45 - 12:20
NECOMADA – The Formulation of Nano-Enabled Materials for the Internet of Things

Colin Graves, Principal Scientist, Center for Process Innovation (CPI), UK

Necomada is a current H2020 funded project that targets the incorporation of advanced functional materials to deliver customized conductive inks and adhesives compatible with high volume manufacturing platforms. Specifically the development of such enabling materials are tailored toward high-speed roll to roll integration of hybrid and large area electronics to address the internet of things opportunities. This discussion will provide an overview of the materials and formulation strategies employed and resulting properties of the inks and adhesives developed.

Colin Graves is a Principal Scientist at the National Formulation Centre, CPI. He has developed numerous products that have been taken from concept through to full-scale commercial production and has wide knowledge and experience of materials science, particularly in the areas of adhesives and coatings and their methods of characterization.
12:20 - 13:20
13:20 - 13:55
Sustainable Production of Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics

Zachary J. Davis, PhD, Danish Technological Institute (DTI), DK

In order to facilitate the implementation of nanomaterials into conductive ink formulation, large scale and sustainable production of these nanomaterials must be demonstrated. Zachary Davis will discuss first the benefits of nanomaterial based ink formulation and then present DTI’s latest results in the development of sustainable, cost effective production technologies.

Zachary J. Davis is a Team Manager at DTI, leading a group of researchers who develop nanomaterials, production technologies and digital production of printed electronics. Zachary has a background in electronics production, sensor development and nanomaterial production technologies.
13:55 - 14:30
Solvent free printing of nanostructured material

Pauline Roels, Product Developer, Vsparticle, NL

Gas-phase direct-writing is an additive manufacturing technology based on dry nano-aerosol processes. It combines generation (via spark ablation) and deposition (via inertial impaction) of nanoparticles on a wide variety of substrates. The created thin-films have a nanostructured morphology, which has the potential to be put to use in a range of applications, including sensors and batteries. At VSParticle we developed a nanostructured material printer enabling researchers to deposit pure layers of nanostructured materials (metals, semiconductors, metal compounds) in a controllable and scalable way. We pr+esent our technology and discuss possible applications within electronics.

Pauline Roels has a background in industrial design engineering (BSc) and biomedical engineering (MSc) from the TU Delft. At VSParticle she is working on the development of the nanostructured material printer to make creating nanostructured material as easy as the push of a button.
14:30 - 14:50
Session: Printing Technologies and Processes
14:50 - 15:25
Large scale printing and integration IOT components

Mike Clausen, Head of Technology, Center for Process Innovation (CPI), CPI Printed Electronics Unit, UK

The wide availability of Near Field Communication (NFC)with smartphones is driving new applications such as electronic payments and can now be further extended to enable direct interaction between printed media (labels, posters, documents, packaging) with integrated electronics and smartphone. This talk will focus on introducing CPIs newly built facility for delivering applications within the IOT space. The talk will focus on CPIs involvement in both UK and EU funded projects currently active. These projects address a major barrier to the commercialisation of printable electronics, namely the establishment of large-scale manufacturing and technology transfer to multiple application sectors.

Mike Clausen is the Head of Technology within the CPI Printable Electronics platform. He is responsible for providing technical leadership, developing technologies so that they can be translated to innovative products capable of commercialization in the future. Mike has 25 years’ experience within the electronics field working within research and development, mass production and customer service environments
15:25 - 16:00
Aerosol Printing of Electrical Applications

Eleonora Ferraris, Associate Professor, KU Leuven, BE

Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things concepts put forward not only the massive use of data exchange, but also the need of devices and smart tools. Therefore, customized and flexible integration of RFID, antennas, batteries, interconnects, resistors, capacitors, sensors, etc. into products and systems becomes a key task. Direct writing technologies, i.e. maskless, additive manufacturing process – such as Aerosol Jet Printing (AJP), can offer additional opportunities with respect to prototyping, customization, flexible design, repairing and small batch production. In this talk, general insights in the use and capabilities of AJP, with focus on the research activities carried out at the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML), will be given.

Eleonora Ferraris is an Associated Professor in the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, AML, at KU Leuven in Belgium. Her current research interests focus on nozzle based additive manufacturing, including 3D printing via extrusion and jet based technology for tissue engineering and industrially driven mechatronics applications.
16:00 - 16:20
16:20 - 16:55
The Present and Future Perspectives of Moulded Interconnent Devices (MID) Technologies

Aminul Islam, Assoc. Prof., Technical University of Denmark, DK

With the advent of concepts like the cyber-physical systems, IoT, Big Data, etc. the demand for smart electric and electronic devices will be drastically increased. In this context, the moulded interconnect (MID) technology can be a key technology to fulfill future industrial and societal needs. MIDs combine the electrical and mechanical functions and allow an efficient adaption of conductive patterns to the geometric form of the products. This presentation will focus on what the MID technology can offer for future industries by highlighting the latest developments in the technology. Some of the challenges and opportunities ahead of MID technology and some recent research within the MID areas will be shared.

Dr. Aminul Islam is an Associate Professor at the Center for Acoustic Mechanical Micro Systems (CAMM), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Dr. Islam is a specialist in multi-material micro manufacturing having 15 years of professional experience with a unique mix of research positions in both industry and academia.
16:55 - 17:30
Electroless Deposition of Metals on Non-Conducting Substrates

Peter Torben Tang, Senior Consultant, IPU, DK

Pure metals and alloys are essential for many electronic devices, since only this group of materials can provide a sufficiently high electrical conductivity. In order to deposit pure metals and alloys on non-conducting substrates, electroless deposition (ED) methods must be applied. Typical applications of ED include though-hole plating of copper for printed circuit boards, and ion-exchange plating of gold for electrical contacts. Among the more recent application areas is particularly molded interconnect devices (MID). This presentation will introduce the various types of ED that exist, the practical “tricks” that are used to attack different substrates as well as several examples of MID devices utilizing ED. The presentation will also discuss various challenges such as corrosion and adhesion of the deposited metals.

Peter Torben Tang is a specialist engineer at IPU since 2004. Torben has experience with electrochemistry and injection molding, focused on production of microstructures on surfaces and embedded electronic components.
Conference dinner at DTI Taastrup

Day 2, Tuesday 30 October 2018

Session: Applications of Printed Electronics
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:05
Printed Electronics Becoming Curved, Flexible, Stretchable and Three-Dimensional

Corne Rentrop, Project Leader, TNO Holst Centre, NL

Seamless integration of electronics into flexible, curved (and even stretchable) surfaces can be observed in market segments such as automotive (dashboards, lighting, sensors), smart buildings (lighting facades, air quality, PV), medical (health patches, X-ray, analysis) and smart clothing (position tracking, sports). Printed electronics allows large area roll-to-roll printing of electrical circuitries on foils. Common types are PET, PEN, TPU (thermos plastic polyurethane) and even paper. The talk will illustrate the above by examples in wearable electronics, structural electronics and smart textiles. Manufacturing technologies, such as circuitry printing, electric component assembly and post-processing steps will be explained in detail as well.

Corne Rentrop works at the Dutch research organization TNO, Holst Centre as a senior scientist in multiple disciplines varying from nanotechnology, printing and coatings. Corne has a strong focus on implementation of these technologies in industrial applications. Recently Corne joined the Holst Centre as project manager of hybrid printed electronics pilot lines.
10:05 - 10:40
Printed Electronics Arena – From Idea to Product, Examples

Tommy Höglund, Business Development Manager, RISE Acreo, SE

Printed electronics is an emerging technology that has a huge expected growth rate in the in the coming years. But still there are not too many examples of products and applications on the market. During the last decade The Printed Electronics Arena in Sweden has been a place for commercializing research results and ideas from the industry. Tommy gives an overview and presents different case examples where we go from idea to product gathered from reality at Printed Electronics Arena and a short outlook on future applications to hit the market.

Tommy Höglund, is the manager for the Swedish Innovation Cluster, Printed Electronics Arena and also new business development manager for Printed Electronics at RISE Acreo and have been working with commercialization of printed electronics since 2011.
10:40 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:35
Flexible Piezoelectric Materials for Emerging Applications

Erling Ringgaard, Meggitt A/S, DK

Recent progress in development of new functional materials that are flexible and can be processed at very low temperatures (below 100 °C) opens a new opportunity for new emerging applications, such as smart textiles, non-destructive test systems (NDT), underwater acoustics, etc. The present work is devoted to the development of flexible piezoelectric materials on the basis of piezoceramic materials, including lead-free piezoelectrics, dispersed into polymer matrix. The newly developed materials (PiezoPaint™ material) combine an increased piezoelectric activity (d33 coefficient up to 45 pC/N), extremely low processing temperatures (< 100 °C), and high flexibility in the cured state. The materials developed are also compatible with screen- and pad- printing technology and therefore can be easily applied to a variety of substrates, including textile materials and fabrics, silicon wafers, plastics, polymers, PCBs, papers etc.

Erling Ringgaard, Principal Materials Scientist at Meggitt A/S, holds a PhD in materials science. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of piezoelectric ceramics, working with the development of piezoelectric materials and processes for a large number of applications.
11:35 - 12:10
Market Opportunities within Flexible Electronics

Morten Christensen, Development & Quality Manager, Mekoprint A/S, DK

Mekoprint has a long proven record of accomplishment producing flexible printed electronics, and is considered one of the pioneers within the industry. This presentation gives the Mekoprint view on the technology and highlights the current and future market opportunities. Furthermore, it provides practical product examples, along with highlights of the production technology required to enable the market potential within flexible electronics.

Morten Christensen is Development and Quality Manager at Mekoprint A/S, Graphic Electronics Division. Morten joined Mekoprint in 2012 heading the product development and innovation team. During his work at Mekoprint, he has gained extensive knowledge of market trends and opportunities within printed electronics.
12:10 - 13:10
13:10 - 13:45
Integrated Electronic Functionalities in 3D Printed Products

Wijnand Germs, Program Manager 3D Printed Electronics, AMSystems Center, NL

Combining the flexibility of 3D printing techniques with technologies from flexible electronics creates a new manufacturing paradigm for products with integrated electronic functionalities. Free form is no longer only applicable to the structural part, but also to the embedded electronics.

In this presentation we will showcase our development based on SLA (Stereo Lithography). With SLA high quality 3D products can be manufactured, yet the integration with other manufacturing technologies is more challenging than some other AM technologies. This presentation will focus on the challenges and our achievements in integrating electronic structures during the 3D printing processes.


13:45 - 14:20
Nanosafety Aspects Related to Printable Electronics

Tomi Kanerva, Senior Specialist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI

In printable electronics, nanomaterials can be used as enabling materials for customised conductive inks and flexible adhesives. Nanomaterials may provide many attracting characteristics to the materials such as improved functionality and performance. On the other hand, utilization of nanomaterials may pose a risk for workers and for the environment (Savolainen et al. 2010). Thus, safety issues need to be carefully addressed when nanoscale materials are being developed and used. Due to a lack of sufficient hazard data, actual health effects of nanomaterials are not yet well known and health based occupational exposure levels are not currently available. At the moment, precautionary principle with minimization of exposure should be followed when working with nanomaterials, and suitable risk management methods should be applied. Safety aspects should extend throughout the whole life cycle i.e. from the material development to the final product, and ultimately the safety of the end of life processes.

14:20 - 14:40
Coffee break
14:40 - 16:00
Open Lab at Nano Production & Micro Analysis & Networking
16:00 - 16:10
Closing remarks

Registration fee
Members of ATV-SEMAPP or other promoting organizations: DKK 4,500
Non-members: DKK 5,000
M.Sc. & Ph.D. students: DKK 2,000 (Membership is free of charge. Early bird discount does not apply)
Early bird discount of DKK 500 when registering before 1 October 2018

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT.

The fee includes talks, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and conference dinner.

Please note that we shoot photos and videos during the conference for mediation purposes. Notify us if you do not wish to be photographed.

Cancellations received before 1 October 2018 are fully refunded. No refund for cancellations received on 1 October or later, nor for being unable to attend on the day.

Substitutions are accepted at any time.

Please do not hesitate to contact ATV-SEMAPP by e-mailing or phoning Jytte Laursen +45 4525 4898 or Charlotte Leser +45 4525 4899.