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Flexible Electronics for Healthcare is Key Focus of Electronic and Conductive Ink Conference

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Sun Chemical, DuPont, SEMI, Brewer Science and Tekscan are among the highlights at the conference.

Flexible and printed electronics are quickly finding new opportunities in many applications, including smart packaging, sensors, wearables, RFID, photovoltaics, displays and lighting and much more.

Healthcare is one of the most dynamic opportunities, as new markets for monitoring and fitness are constantly being developed. To meet the needs of this growing field, conductive ink manufacturers are working on new high-tech materials.

This will be one of the key messages from industry leaders during the Electronic and Conductive Inks Conference. The conference will be held Oct. 17-18 at The Drake Hotel in Oakbrook, IL, near Chicago, in conjunction with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) annual NPIRI Technical Conference.

Talks on printed electronics and healthcare will be given by the following presenters:

• Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager, Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group – “The Technologist’s Guide to Printed Electronics”

• Robert Waldrop, Printed Electronics Business Development & Distribution Manager, DuPont Advanced Materials – “Stretching the Boundaries of Printed Electronics”

• Dr. Stefanie Harvey, R&D Program Manager, SEMI – “From Wellness to Medtech: The Role of Flexible, Printed Electronics in Wearables and Beyond”

• Dr. Vijaya Kayastha, Lead Device Development Engineer, Brewer Science, Inc. – “The
Role of Materials in Performance of Printed Temperature Sensors”

• Casey Grenier, Ph.D., Material Scientist, R&D division of Tekscan, Inc. – “Applications for Tekscan’s Printed Force Sensor Technology, and the Inks that Make Them”

Production of printed electronics is also a focus, led by the following speakers:

• Bill Babe, Sales and Marketing Manager, Liquid X Printed Metals - “Roll to Roll Manufacturing of Smart Textile Devices”

• Lou Panico, CEO, XENON Corporation – “High Volume Roll-to-Roll Flexible Hybrid Electronics Production with Thermal Transfer”

• Stewart Rissley, Sales Account Manager, Wet Grinding & Dispersing, Bühler Inc. – “Advanced Technology and Process for Inks”

The $2.5 billion conductive ink field is helping to drive this technology, as well as many commercial applications now reaching the market. Electronic and conductive inks and materials are found in a growing range of flexible and printed electronics applications, from smart packaging, sensors and wearables, flexible displays, photovoltaics and much more. Major brands such as Audi, BMW, Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal and GE are among the many companies who are successfully incorporating electronic and conductive inks into their products.

The potential applications for the flexible and printed electronics industry are appearing rapidly, and electronic and conductive inks are driving this fast-growing technology.

Electronic and Conductive Ink is sponsored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and Rodman Media, which produces Ink World and Printed Electronics Now. The conference will feature experts in the field of electronic and conductive inks, as well as allied fields such as equipment, researchers and end-users. Join us to learn about the opportunities ahead for electronic and conductive inks.

To sign up or for more information, see the website at www.printedelectronicink.com or register at http://www.printedelectronicink.com/attendee-registration/


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