Roadmap on printed functionality and hybrid media

Liisa Hakola, Ulf Lindqvist, Hannu Linna, Timo Siivonen, Caj Södergård

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Printed functionality means adding new functionalities into flexible substrate, typically paper and plastic, in addition to regular graphical properties. Hybrid media is closely related to printed functionality. The objective of a research project at VTT was to create technology and business roadmaps on printed functionality and hybrid media. The objective was also to bring together the knowledge on printed functionality scattered around VTT. The work combined knowledge on media and printing technologies, electronics and optics as well as diagnostic packaging to be able to estimate future turnover and applications in this area. The results will serve as a base for future research projects. Printed functionality and hybrid media is a fast-growing technology area in which Finland has a good chance to gain a significant role globally, especially in areas related to the current forest industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
PublisherIARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event33rd International Research Conference of IARIGAI - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 10 Sep 200613 Sep 2006


Conference33rd International Research Conference of IARIGAI


  • printed functionality
  • hybrid media
  • roadmap
  • e-paper
  • coding technologies

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