Printed Organic Electronics

What is Organic Electronics?

Organic electronics is a future-oriented green technology involving environmentally-friendly energy generation, economical energy utilization, and the manufacture of electronic components in a way which saves resources while using conducting and semi-conducting plastics.

Printing as an innovative Production Method

Organic electronic also has a high potential for innovation concerning the desired production process, printing technology. These production methods are simple, cost-effective, and eco-friendly, thus allowing electronic components to be produced by industry in a way, which is both ecologically and economically viable. When components are printed using organic materials, ink made from certain soluble polymers is used, which can then be processed in large quantities using common printing processes such as screen- or inkjet printing. The organic polymers, which can be used an almost unlimited number of different functions, can be printed in a largescale on a wide range of flexible substrates at relatively low temperatures and then integrated into the variety of end-user products.

Applications of Printed Organic Electronics

The possibilities for the application of printed organic electronics are as varied as fascinating, and will change our everyday lives:

  • Lighting & Displays
  • Electronics Displays
  • Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Organic Photovoltaics
  • Wireless Communication (RFID)
  • Printed Batteries
  • Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFETs)
  • Sensors