Cost-efficient production of electronic components on flexible substrates
Organic electronics are remarkable due to their potentially highly cost-effective and energy-efficient large-scale manufacturing processes. The field represents a pioneering area of "Green Technology" for the environmentally friendly, energetically efficient and resource-saving production of electronic components that are based on conductive and semi-conductive polymers. There is a high potential for innovation in organic electronics, including production processes such as printing technologies. The largely additive production methods are simple, inexpensive and environmentally friendly, thus enabling an ecological and cost-efficient mass production of electronic components.
The applications for organic electronics are both diverse and fascinating. They will change our daily lives. International trends in research address issues of organic solar cells or photovoltaics (OPV), organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and organic sensors appropriate for measuring physical, biological and chemical parameters.