The industry leaders
throughout the value chain have signed up
LOPE-C, International Conference and Exhibition for the Organic and Printed Electronics Industry, takes place in Munich from June 11 to 13. The most important international companies from the materials, equipment, production and applications sectors will be participating.
During the three-day conference, international speakers, amongst others from Audi, Thin Film Electronics and the University of Manchester, will present the latest developments on the market.
Printed electronics is increasingly moving into mass market applications. Already today, it is used for solar cells, sensors, keyboards, displays or smart objects. The annual exchange of information, ideas and experience between user industries, manufacturers and research & development at LOPE-C is one of the most important factors in further advancing flexible printed electronics and bringing it to mass-producible market maturity. Over 1,500 participants attended the leading industry gathering for organic and printed electronics in Munich last year. Of these, as many as 93 percent indicated that they plan to visit LOPE-C again in 2013.
Based on current registrations, around 100 international companies are expected to showcase their ready-to-market products, manufacturing processes and the development of new materials, manufacturing facilities and research results at LOPE-C from June 12 to 13, 2013. The most important key players along the entire value chain have already registered, among others (in alphabetical order): 3D-Micromac, Acreo, Agfa-Gevaert, Elantas Beck, Exakt Advanced Technologies, Ceradrop, Heraeus Precious Metals, Holst Centre, Kroenert, Merck Chemicals, Norbert Schläfli Maschinen, PolyIC and Thin Film Electronics.
Featuring as a special highlight at the exhibition is the Demo Line. The companies Bosch-Rexroth, Coatema, DuPont Teijin Films, Felix Schoeller, Fujifilm Dimatix, NovaCentrix and Xenon will be showing the production of functional demonstrators live at the LOPE-C - new electronics for all participants to take home. The Demo Line is an initiative of the OE-A Working Group 'Upscaling Production' with support from TU Darmstadt and Fraunhofer ENAS, Chemnitz.
The three-day conference from June 11 to 13 is the most important industry platform with representatives from research, development and industry on an international level. It is the largest and most comprehensive business and technical conference for printed electronics, divided into five segments: The Plenary Session, the Business Conference, the Technical Conference, the Scientific Conference and the Short Courses. About 190 international speakers will be giving lectures or holding round-table discussions. In 2010, scientists from the University of Manchester were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for basic experiments with the two-dimensional material graphene. In the plenary sessions, Dr. Grigorieva, Director of the University of Manchester North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre and member of the Nobel Prize-team, will give a lecture on "Graphene: The Magic of Flat Carbon". Stephan Berlitz, Head of Lighting Technology of German car manufacturer Audi, will give an insight into the requirements and first experiences with this technology in the automotive sector from a user's perspective. The topic of his lecture is: "OLED - Challenges for automotive lighting". Other conference speakers include Wolfgang Mildner Director of PolyIC and Dr. Davor P. Sutija, CEO of Thin Film Electronics.
The online visitor registration for the exhibition and conference
is now open at http://www.lope-c.com/en/tickets_and_registration/
from June 11 to 13, 2013 | Fair ground Munich
Bilder: R. Eberhard, messekompakt, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Quelle: Messe München