Printing excellence, prototyping, sensors and applied research in conducting polymers

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We’re on a mission to help industrial clients access state of the art research findings, relating to printing technologies, conducting polymers, sensors and more. Just get in touch if you are curious – we’re here to help. Confidentiality is norm and we like challenges!

Our pilot line has been selected as one of the Key Enabling Technology facilities by the EU. As a part of RISE we can tap into other competences to better meet your needs, from smart textiles to electronic hardware design, in areas as IoT, AI, Blockchain. Working with leading researchers in organic polymers from LiU at the LOE group we span from molecule to prototype in deep tech.

Digital Cellulose

Cellulose is a wonder material. All organic, from wood, processable and accessible. We modify the properties of cellulose by means of conducting polymers and have created Power Paper – a paper which can hold electric charge. This research field is vast and i branching out into

Integrated Sensor Platform

A novel miniature lab – in the form of a smart card – which can sense small biosignals and interpret into electrical signals.

The platform is a showcase of machineability – possible to produce in high-speed processes, at a low cost. The platform also illustrates PEAs’s integration and assembly capacity, ranging from printed transistors and driver design to monolithic integration.

To create the generic sensor platform we use electrically conductive materials to print battery, sensor and displays which are integrated with a silicon chip. Depending on what should be detected by the sensor – glucose, bacteria, UV-radiation etc – we use different types of “sensor inks”. Below we present different versions of the sensor platform for applications within Life Science (diagnostics and monitoring), for environmental purposes and for the construction business.

Intrabody Networks

The human body’s signaling system is based on ionic communication and within RISE and at the LOE we are exploring this new field. It is one of the most fascinating properties of organic conducting polymers – the conduction mechanism resembles that of the human body and can be used to translate and transfer signals between biology and traditional electronics. Interfacing with the brain demands new types of electrodes, with the skin there is a need for new form factors, gels, sensors, and measuring the signals requires a multidisciplinary approach. What if we could prevent and control pain locally with minimal side effects? What if we could detect and stop an epileptic seizure before it happens?

Read more about Intrabody Networks

Electrochromic –  printed, reflective, thin, creasable and biodegradable

The Acreo display is printed using conventional printing processes. Packaging- and display printing can be performed simultaneously and in roll-to-roll setups, and the Acreo display technology is one of the first printed electronic components ready for mass production. It is robust, requires low voltage and can be used in in-mould applications. The display can be integrated in packaging, and in any devices where a novel form factor makes a difference.

Unique features:

  • Screen printed thin displays
  • Reflective
  • Flexible / creasable
  • Conventional (screen) printing technology is used
  • Roll-to-roll production is possible, using conventional transparent PET film
  • Quick scaling of production system
  • Low energy consumption
  • Robust – withstands heat, handling, dust, oxygen
  • Great viewing angle
  • Requires very low voltage

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