A New Industry Is Forming – LOPE-C as the International Market Place for Organic and Printed Electronics

11.06.2012 | id:20633

11.06.2012 - More and more products and numerous industries – from consumer electronics to the automotive industry – are now incorporating organic and printed electronics, and investments are being made in production capacity worldwide.  At LOPE-C, the leading international conference and exhibition, more than 100 exhibitors will be displaying the newest developments and applications from June 19th to 21st in Munich, Germany.

Organic and printed electronics enable new applications and are opening new future market opportunities to established industries.  "Numerous products that are based on this new technology are being introduced to the market: ultrathin OLED TVs and luminaires, touch screens, antennas and user interfaces in vehicles, intelligent packaging and interactive print products," says Dr. Stephan Kirchmeyer, Chairman of the OE-A and Head of the Business Unit Functional Coatings at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG.  "Increasingly, hybrid products which combine printed electronics and classical electronic components are being generated.  This is an excellent sign: organic and printed electronics is gradually becoming an established technology."

Applications in Focus: Demo-Line Shows Production at the Trade Show

Applications and products are the focus of LOPE-C 2012 (Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention) which is taking place from June 19th to 21st in the ICM of the Messe Munich. With over 100 exhibitors and more than 180 conference presentations, LOPE-C is the leading international market place for the industry. "For the first time at a trade fair, we will be exhibiting live production processes at a Demo Center, and the attendees can experience them in hands-on sessions," says Wolfgang Mildner, General Chair of LOPE-C and Managing Director, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG.

OE-A is Showing Applications of the Future – Demonstrator Competition

Numerous new applications will be exhibited at the OE-A booth. These were designed on the occasion of the annual OE-A Demonstrator Competition, and they illustrate the creative powers of innovation within the industry as well as their manifold potential uses. Interactive advertisements, driver assistance sensors for automobiles, electronic notepads, biosensors and numerous medical applications are just a few examples.

Additional Information and photos: www.oe-a.org and www.lope-c.com

About the OE-A:

The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics. The OE-A represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, component and material suppliers to producers and end-users. More than 190 companies from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics. The vision of the OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and application. The OE-A is a working group within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). More than 3,000 member companies from the engineering industry make VDMA the largest industry association in Europe.
The OE-A and Messe Munich International are the hosts of the premier international conference and exhibition, LOPE-C – the Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention, which addresses end-users, engineers, manufacturers, and investors. LOPE-C 2012 will be held June 19-21, 2012 at ICM, Messe Munich, Germany.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Klaus Hecker, Managing Director OE-A (Tel.: +49-69-6603-1336, klaus.hecker@vdma.org)