In order to illustrate the potential and the integration possibilities of organic electronics, flexible multi-functional demonstrators and give-aways have been built at the initiative of the OE-A, the international key industry association in this field.
Organic sensors, logic circuits, push buttons, electrochromic and OLED displays, printed conducting paths, and batteries have been combined to several flexible multifunctional systems. They clearly demonstrate where the journey of organic electronics is heading. Acreo, Agfa Gevaert, BASF Future Business, COPACO, Fraunhofer IAP, H.C. Starck, HDMStuttgart, MAN Roland, Mitsubishi Polyester, Plastic Electronic, PolyIC, Thin Film Electronics and VARTA Microbattery are working together on this project.
An example of a flexible multifunctional demonstrator is shown in Figure 1. Giveaways with a set of eight samples of printed and organic electronics showing the variety and possibilities of this technology are also provided as an inlay to the new OE-A brochure.
“The demonstrator project is a key activity of the OE-A. State-of-the-art possibilities are shown by combining the competence of several partners in the fields of materials, processes and devices to produce more complex and integrated systems. We look forward to future generations of the OE-A demonstrators,” says Wolfgang Mildner, chairman of the OE-A.