DuPont and Holst Centre extend collaboration on printed electronics

February 23, 2017 // By Julien Happich
With a focus on printed and in-mold electronics, DuPont Electronics & Communications and Holst Centre have extended (for the third time) their long-term research collaboration. As a full partner in the Printed Electronics program, DuPont will contribute new materials and research samples targeted toward Holst’s active projects in the areas of wearable electronics, in-mold electronics, consumer electronics and healthcare.

In this next phase, the emphasis of the collaboration will be on developing and testing complete complementary material systems and successfully creating working demonstrators and prototypes, with the development of commercial products as the end goal. In particular, the collaboration will focus on screen printed and ink-jet electronic inks and pastes, flat bed and roll-to-roll processing, and conventional oven as well as photonic curing/sintering systems.

Over the life of the DuPont/Holst Centre collaboration, results have included the development of new nano-Ag inks and pastes, leading to the commercialization of DuPont’s best in class conductive ink-jet silver ink, PE410, announced and featured last April at LOPEC 2016 in Munich.

Most recently, Holst presented its wearable smart shirt design in the DuPont booth at the Wearables Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Other achievements have included the implementation of DuPont inks and pastes enabling production of smart garments, flexible sensors and smart blister medical packaging, as well as in-mold electronics, and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting demos and prototypes.

“The collaboration between DuPont and Holst Centre continues to drive exciting advancements in printed electronics,” said Jeroen van den Brand, program director ‘printed electronics’, Holst Centre. “We are excited to continue to explore new technologies and opportunities alongside a recognized industry leader.”

DuPont will showcase the latest developments in wearable electronics, in-mold electronics, consumer electronics and healthcare at LOPEC next March.

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