Expert Knowledge About the Industry
Printed, flexible, and organic electronics constitute one of the key technologies of this century. From printed PCBs to flexible displays, Coatema is one of the real innovators and developers of technology in this large growth market.
For more than 40 years, Coatema has been designing and producing coating, printing, and lamination plants for the most diverse of application areas. Most substrates and chemicals can be processed on various plants, whether on piece goods or roll-to-roll products.
It’s important here to be able to hold one’s ground in the ever-growing market for printed and flexible electronics. The constantly developing technologies such as OLED lighting, signage and displays, organic sensors, intelligent packaging, optical coatings, RFID applications, and printed circuit boards have now all been developed or produced on Coatema plants.
At Coatema, developers of large-area materials and manufacturers of flexible electronics can choose Coatema development and production processes that take place in a glove box with an inert atmosphere or under clean-room conditions.
In the case of coating systems, in addition to digital products such as inkjet and laser structuring, the modification of surfaces through nanostructured or microstructured processes such as NIL is worthy of mention.
Here, intensive cooperation with manufacturers of silver inks such as Genesink and the adaptation of suitable technologies in line with the relevant formulations, such as in the case of nanosilver wires, where Coatema is one of the market leaders, should be noted in addition to the plants themselves. This area is completed by a range of research projects that have already been conducted successfully or are currently in progress.
Expert Knowledge About Processes
- Laser Structuring
- Pick and Place
- Surface Treatment
In Finland, the Printo Cent Pilot Factory boasts a production line for printed electronics that unites all required processes in a single plant: Gravure printing, inverse gravure printing, flexography printing, rotary screen printing, inkjet printing, hot embossing, stamping, and lasering.
For more detailed information about the topic of printed and organic electronics, see the Website of the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). Coatema has been an active member since it was founded.
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