Printed Electronics


Actura Nanotech /CDA offers new technical features

Printable Electrical Conductor Tracks for Microstructures

Aarhus - Actura Nanotech / CDA extends its range of services in the field of the production of
functional surfaces. With immediate effect it is possible to combine mircostructured
surfaces and printed electronics. This makes CDA the first
supplier to integrate functional surfaces and conductible components in
circuit elements. No matter whether micro-optics, micro-fluidics or
electronics, these possibilities present many branches with new methods
of application.

An increasing number of functions must be integrated in products or even in
process and measurement engineering and in doing so must take up as little
space as possible. This is a challenge especially with micro structured surfaces,
which in the past could only be solved at considerable expenses. Through the
technological printed electronics process, CDA now offers the possibility of
imprinting electrical conductor track structures. Through methods of adhesive
bonding this enables active and passive components to be integrated directly and
cost effectively.

„Printed Electronics“ is a young future technology, which provides many sectors
with fresh impulses. The advantage of the new technology is that ultra-thin
circuits or conductor tracks can be integrated in existing systems, thereby
remaining extremely robust. This enables new fields of application, for example,
flexible solar cells, RFID-tags for trademark protection, printed batteries or
luminous foils. CDA is the first company to put printed electronics to use in
combination with functional microstructures.
Dr. Nicolaus Hettler, CDA Managing Director – “We make use of the advantages
of the technical procedure and combine these with the functions and
characteristics of micro-structured synthetic surfaces”. Through the integration of
electronic elements such as resistors, transparent conductors and silicon chips,
reasonably priced innovative fields of application come into being and are of
great interest to many companies and branches. Additional room for
manoeuvring with regard to the selection of materials is provided for the
structuring of surfaces. Among other materials, polycarbonate, polymethyl
methacrylate, copolymers and cycloalken-copolymers can be put to use.

Dr. Hettler about the vast market potential of printed electronics” – “The
possibilities of application for the new functional surfaces is wide ranged and
almost without boundaries. We ourselves have always been surprised to how
multifaceted companies and research institutions from various branches are
making use of this technical solution – it starts with specific analysis procedures
and organic sensor applications and reaches as far as innovative technologies
still under development”.