The first-ever Electronic and Conductive Inks Conference will be held October 11th and 12th near Chicago — at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.
The event, which will focus on smart packaging, is hosted by Beauty Packaging’s sister publications, Ink World Magazine and Printed Electronics Now. It is sponsored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and Rodman Media.
Consumer goods companies, RFID experts, conductive ink manufacturers, and researchers will highlight the potential of conductive inks, discussing this growing field.
Major brands such as Ralph Lauren (check out its Team USA heated jacket), L’Oreal and GE, to name a few, are successfully incorporating electronic and conductive inks into their products. Electronic and conductive inks and materials are found in a wide range of flexible and printed electronics applications, from photovoltaics and flexible displays to sensors, wearables and smart packaging.
The potential applications for the flexible and printed electronics industry appear to be virtually endless, and electronic and conductive inks are essential to this fast-growing technology.
Speakers & Presentations
Among the highlights of the upcoming conference is a panel discussion featuring consumer brand companies moderated by Roy W. Bjorlin, commercial and strategic initiatives director, Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group, as well as a talk by Michael Fein, senior product manager, RFID, Zebra Technologies.
Conductive ink and material specialists offering their insights include Vahid Akhavan, Ph.D, global applications engineering lead at Novacentrix; Dene H. Taylor, PhD, president, SPF-Inc. and Dan Harrison, PhD, EVP, IIMAK; Frank Wallace, technical director, NANOGAP, Inc.; and Ajay Virkar, PhD, co-founder and CTO at C3Nano.
Presentations will also be given by George Fuchs, director of regulatory affairs and technology for NAPIM; Dr. Rachel Ma, assistant professor, Department of Graphic Communication, Cal Poly; Liam O’Hara, associate professor, Department of Graphic Communications, Clemson University; and David Savastano, editor, Ink World and Printed Electronics Now.
Find more details about the full conference schedule here — and attendees can register online by filling out this form.
Photo: (bottom right), courtesy of Sun Chemical