ContiTech, Henkel cooperate

Functional printing, printed electronics

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ContiTech
Thomas Perkovi, head of the Printing Blanket segment at ContiTech

Henkel Adhesive Technologies and ContiTech Elastomer Coatings will now be working more closely togetherin the fields of functional printing and printed electronics. On 1 June the two companies made an announcement concerning the agreement in question at drupa
in Düsseldorf. The aim is to develop products that can be produced using cost-effective roll-to-roll processing in flexographic and other printing processes. This includes 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(nearfield communication) functions.

“We will bring our experience of the printing process at Henkel its material expertise in functional inks and substances,” says Thomas Perkovi , head of the Printing Blanket segment at ContiTech, adivision of the technology company Continental. “Printed electronics are an important area not only for our customers, but also for Continental and its products for the automotive industry.”

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