DUPONT Microcircuit Materials has extended its collaboration with Holst Centre to continue developing new materials for printed electronics.
The research collaboration is expected to yield advances in OLED lighting, wearable electronics, and smart packaging. The venture has already yielded advances like new nano-silver conductor inks for OLED lighting.
According to DuPont, it will continue to be a partner in Holst Centre’s research on printing technologies. It will also contribute to the prototype development of wearable, formable and stretchable electronics in order to help accelerate the uptake of new materials in real applications.
The work will concentrate on optimising printed metallic structures on flexible substrates in terms of conductivity, fine line deposition and low energy sintering. The research partners will also study a variety of roll-to roll compatible printing techniques, and alternative conductor metallurgies.
Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and for flexible electronics. It has an active partnership model with industry and academia around shared roadmaps and programs.