Sustainable materials and processes for electronics, photonics and diagnostics

Liisa Hakola (Corresponding author), Kirsi Immonen, Laura Sokka, Marja Välimäki, Maria Smolander, Matti Mantysalo, Panu Tanninen, Johanna Lyytikäinen, Ville Leminen, Mohammad Naji Nassajfar, Mika Horttanainen, Petteri Venetjoki

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This paper discusses applicability of sustainable substrate alternatives for printed and other roll-to-roll (R2R) compatible electronics, photonics and diagnostics. Substrate candidates include bio-based plastics and cellulose based substrates, including paper, carton board and nano cellulose. This paper takes a case-specific approach for sustainability and besides changing the substrate also discusses other sustainability aspects for a temperature monitoring intelligent package solution. End-of-life processes, such as recycling, composting and biodegradability, will be paid a due attention. The role of life cycle assessment (LCA) as the main tool for quantifying environmental impact is discussed. The paper will summarize a set of selection criteria that sustainable devices have to fulfil in order to function as part of electronics, photonics and diagnostics products and at the same time be compatible with printing and other R2R compatible processes. Innovative component and device opportunities that increase electronics, photonics and diagnostics product sustainability are defined, and industrial expectations towards sustainability is summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Electronics Goes Green 2020+
Place of PublicationStuttgart
PublisherFraunhofer Verlag
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-8396-1659-8
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventElectronics Goes Green 2020+: Online - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 1 Sept 20204 Sept 2020


ConferenceElectronics Goes Green 2020+


  • sustainable
  • circular economy
  • electronics
  • bio-based


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