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Henkel & ContiTech Announce Cooperation for Printed Electronics Development

Published on 2016-06-03. Author : SpecialChem

Henkel Adhesive Technologie and ContiTech Elastomer Coatings will now be working more closely together in the fields of functional printing and printed electronics. The two companies made an announcement concerning the agreement in question at the printing trade show drupa in Düsseldorf.

Fig. 1: Henkel & ContiTech Announce Cooperation
for Printed Electronics Development

The cooperation is aiming

• to develop products that can be produced using cost-effective roll-to-roll processing in flexographic and other printing processes.

• to include industrial applications such as sensors, heating, speakers, and functional films, as well as security applications for consumer goods (tracking and identification using RFID, radio-frequency identification, for example), or intelligent packaging with additional NFC (near field communication) functions.

Dr. Thomas Perković, head of the Printing Blanket segment at ContiTech, a division of technology company Continental said

"We will bring our experience of the printing process, Henkel its material expertise in functional inks and substances"

"Printed electronics are an important area not only for our customers, but also for Continental and its products for the automotive industry."

Paolo Bavaj, Corporate Director New Business Development at Henkel Adhesive Technologies said

"Together with ContiTech as leading provider of flexographic printing solutions we want to develop the up-and-coming functional printing and printed electronics markets and create an alternative to the existing manufacturing process,"

"Our contribution to this is our wide-ranging, high-performance portfolio of conductive inks. We are excited to be working closely with Continental because we believe that meaningful innovation is only possible through strong partnerships and within innovation ecosystems."

For Henkel in particular, the future market of smart packaging solutions is of huge interest. Based on its product portfolio of functional inks the Adhesive Technologies business unit is already working to commercialize printed electronics such as NFC tags for consumer goods. The technology is offering great potentials for authentication and to provide additional information to consumers. On this year´s drupa Henkel Adhesive Technologies presents its broad adhesive portfolio for packaging solutions which especially is applied in the global food industry.

About ContiTech Elastomer Coatings

As one of the leading innovators and technological pioneers for rubber and plastic products, it helps launch new cutting-edge technologies and are constantly taking the next step.

About Henkel

Henkel operates worldwide with brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite.

Source: Henkel

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