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Posted: July 8, 2010
LOPE-C 2010: Powering the next wave organic and printed electronics
(Nanowerk News) In its second year on the international stage, LOPE-C 2010 (Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention) has successfully positioned itself as the central market place of a newly emerging basic industry, serving as the meeting platform of its industrial, scientific, engineering, investor and end-user communities.
Attracting 89 exhibitors and 850 attendees, LOPE-C 2010 exceeded all expectations
Now the premier worldwide platform of organic and printed electronics
First products shown: organic displays and solar cells, lighting, sensors, batteries
Mass printing of thin and flexible organic electronic goods takes off
Opening keynote by Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of Cabinet of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, assures organics industry of continued support
New Record in Attendees and Exhibitors
More than 850 fully registered attendees from 30 countries gathered for 180 presentations in the 3-day conference featuring multi-track keynote, business, main technical, scientific and poster sessions. Doubling last year's show floor area to accommodate 89 exhibitors, LOPE-C 2010 exceeded all expectations, introducing a host of new products and demonstrating advanced manufacturing equipment suited for mass production. In the review of international observers, LOPE-C figures as the gateway to a new era: of organic and printed electronics.
Indicative of the advanced state of organic and printed applications is the growing number of attendees from industrial end-user segments such as print, packaging, automotive, security and consumer electronics crowding the presentations by consumer goods manufacturers Nokia, Sony and Samsung, publishing houses such as Gruner & Jahr and Bauer, and automotive firm Fiat.
At the newly introduced LOPE-C 2010 Investor Forum, matching up international investment houses with firms vying for start and follow-up financing, the fundraising presentation by Finland-based Enfucell was awarded best contribution by the OE-A (Organic Electronics Association). Enfucell is developing a thin and flexible, environmentally friendly battery for disposable electronics. The judging panel was chaired by LOPE-C 2010 keynoter David Fyfe of Sumitomo Chemicals and former CEO of Cambridge Display Technology.
The global players in the field of organic and printed electronics, such as BASF, Coatema, DuPont, Evonik, H.C. Starck Clevios, Konarka, Fujifilm Dimatix, Merck, Plextronics, PolyIC, Soligie, SunaTech, all exhibited in the Congress Center of Messe Frankfurt, Germany.