Trade fair  /  01/30/2019  -  02/01/2019

nano tech 2019

Just like a second skin: Fraunhofer IKTS shows nanoinks for stretchable, biocompatible electronics.

Saxony Pavilion, East Hall 5, Booth 5E-13

Ultrathin stretchable electronic systems enable new degrees of mechanical freedom in electronics. The current IDTechEx roadmap forecasts a commercial market of over 6oo million USD by 2027. The main focus for the use of this technology is expected to be on medical electronics and wearables. Here, considering the choice of materials next to mechanical suitability, the biocompatibility is of vital importance to avoid irritations or toxicity.

With its services provided, Fraunhofer IKTS is regarded as one-stop shop in this context.

The researchers develop suitable nanoscale printing inks and pastes with customized properties for functional layers being used, among others, in the mentioned fields of applications. Moreover, advanced direct writing technologies, such as ink- or aerosol jet printing established at the institute allow for an individualized design of electronics such as resistors, conductors or interconnects. The printed layers can – depending on substrate and application – be cured by laser, flash lamp, infrared or box and belt furnaces.

IKTS researchers show latest samples of specifically developed inks and pastes that are directly applied on various supports.

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