Disruptive technology for packaging and promotional products

1 July 2014


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10.00am – 3.00pm
Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3PH

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Find out how Brunel scientists have been working with a consortium of companies to develop low cost light-emitting display panels that are disposable and environmentally friendly for future packaging and advertising applications.

This event includes a variety of short talks, practical demonstrations of technologies and an opportunity for participants to meet and discuss how the technologies can be applied to their business. Also, you will be taken on a tour of Brunel’s Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing followed by a networking lunch.

The technologies under development use printing-based techniques to produce energy-efficient, low unit cost light-emitting panels in 2D or 3D. There are many possible applications and the results of the work have significant potential to revolutionise diverse industries such as lighting, displays and advertising. In addition to the ease of production and economy that can be achieved, there is also an emphasis on sustainability and biodegradability which will result in low environmental impact even when used in high volume applications.

The event will therefore be of interest to anyone with an interest in lighting, displays, electronics, advertising, materials and improving sustainability.


10.00 Registration opens, tea/coffee available

10.30 Biopolymer-based Electronic Circuits and Displays by Prof Jack Silver, Brunel University

11.00 Printed Electronics on Biodegradable substrates by Kanish Patel, Hasbro

11.30 Environmental considerations and the use of cellulose and polypropylene films by Simon Read, Innovia

12.00 Printed Electronics and End of Life by Steve Jones, Printed Electronics Ltd

12.30 Lunch networking, technology demonstrations

1.30 Introduction to the Wolfson Centre by Jack Silver

1.45 Tours of Wolfson facilities opportunity for one-to-one meetings

3.00 Tea, coffee, end of event

Contact us to find out more information. This event is open to all businesses with an interest in this area.