Electronic and Conductive Ink will be 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. To sign up or for more information, see the website at or register at this link.
The potential applications for the flexible and printed electronics industry appear to be virtually endless, and electronic and conductive inks are essential to this fast-growing technology. The talks will center on the different technologies, including silver and copper to carbon nanotubes and more; how equipment manufacturers are deploying these inks; and what the end-use customer is seeking.
Among the highlights will be the keynote talk by Erika Rebrosova, electronic materials technology manager, Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group, as well as presentations by Vijaya Kayastha, lead device development engineer, Brewer Science, Inc.; Casey Grenier, Ph.D., material scientist, R&D division of Tekscan, Inc.; and Stefanie Harvey, R&D program manager, SEMI, all of whom will discuss sensors and the use of conductive inks.
Conductive ink and material specialists also offering their insights include Bill Babe, sales and marketing manager, Liquid X Printed Metals; Dan Harrison, executive vice president, IIMAK; Dene H. Taylor, Ph.D., president, SPF-Inc.; Chris Booher, chief marketing officer for ChemCubed; and Oshadha Ranasingha, research assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Among the other presenters will be Xenon Corporation CEO Lou Panico; Stewart Rissley, sales account manager, Wet Grinding & Dispersion for Buhler Inc., George Fuchs, director of regulatory affairs and technology for NAPIM and David Savastano, editor, Ink World and Printed Electronics Now.
Estimated at $2.5 billion in annual sales, electronic and conductive inks and materials are found in a wide range of flexible and printed electronics applications, from sensors, wearables and smart packaging to photovoltaics and more. Major brands such as Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal and Audi, to name a few, are successfully incorporating electronic and conductive inks into their products. The potential applications for the flexible and printed electronics industry appear to be virtually endless, and electronic and conductive inks are essential to this fast-growing technology.