In the last few years rapid progress has been made in the field of plastic electronics. This progress has been based on developments in materials and in fabrication technology. In VTT Information Technology/Microelectronics the research work based on inherently conducting polymer (ICP) prosessing, device manufacturing and applications has continued already more than twenty years. This work has been often focused on the use of commercially available polymers such as Polyaniline (PANI), polythiophene (PEDOT-PSS), light emitting materials such as poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyloxy)-1, 4-phenylene-vinylene) (MEH-PPV) and Tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum ( Alq3 ) on high speed manufacturing methods. The main reason for progress is probably the potential use of ICPs in very high volume and lowcost application areas such as packages. In packages there are needs for many new functionalities like amusement, merchandising, logistics, information carrying, security and safety etc.,
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||Printed Electronics 2004 - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 7 Dec 2004 → 8 Dec 2004
|Conference||Printed Electronics 2004|
|Period||7/12/04 → 8/12/04|
Mäkelä, T. (2004). Utilising high volume manufacturing techniques to produce polymer transistors, oleds and temperature indicators. Paper presented at Printed Electronics 2004, New Orleans, United States.