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Self-Healing Materials Roadmap to 2042

Self-Healing Materials Roadmap to 2042

The potential for self-healing materials is huge but progress is slow. This premium article outlines the roadmap to 2042.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 15, 2021
Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Scientists have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries that could one day become an environmentally sustainable option for powering flexible and wearable electronic systems. The zinc batteries are made up of electrodes screen-printed on to both sides of a piece of cellulose paper that has been reinforced with hydrogel.
External Company Press Release
Graphene for Solar Power

Graphene for Solar Power

By 2050, the European Union aims to be climate neutral. In pursuit of this goal, the first half of 2020 saw renewables — including solar, hydro, wind and bioenergy — produce more electricity than fossil fuels in the EU.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2021
Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-healing materials are a new megatrend. The need is massive, from saving trillions of dollars lost yearly by collapsing buildings and bridges to bionic man and woman living better and longer. In saving the planet and preserving resources, long life from self-healing beats recycling any day.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2021
Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits

Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits

Advances in intuitive microwriting devices that can print microstructures could pattern electric circuits and more. The setup, featuring a robot arm to hold the micropen, deposits ink onto the surface, much like writing by hand with a fountain pen.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2021
Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal length, or after being tossed in the laundry.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 9, 2021
Smart Buildings: Another Frontier for the Digital Revolution

Smart Buildings: Another Frontier for the Digital Revolution

Smart buildings aim to bring digital technologies into the fabric of the building, rather than just to objects within it. They will utilize a wide range of emerging technologies, such as semi-transparent photovoltaics on windows, moisture sensors for leak detection, and printed heaters with wall panels.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 9, 2021
Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

A two-dimensional nanomaterial-based flexible memory device is a critical element in the next-generation wearable market because it plays a crucial role in data storage, processing, and communication.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing materials for beginners

Self-healing materials for beginners

A cynic would say that, because soft materials tend to creep back after damage, we already have a trillion-dollar market for self-healing materials but that is simply renaming existing things. In contrast, we have a new opportunity for value-added self-healing materials that are better than that and a huge unfulfilled need.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 8, 2021
Smart Packaging for Dairy Products

Smart Packaging for Dairy Products

Researchers have developed a test to reveal bacterial contamination in dairy products well before they have a chance to reach anyone's lips. Researchers have proven a method that will allow producers, packagers and retailers to detect bacterial contamination in milk products simply by reading a signal from a test printed inside every container.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Formnext 2021

Event Summary: Formnext 2021

IDTechEx attended Formnext, Europe's biggest 3D printing trade show and one of the biggest 3D printing conferences in the world, on November 16th-19th, 2021. This premium article covers many of the products launched at Formnext with a focus on printers, materials, and post-processing equipment.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 7, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Exploring the 3D Printing World After COVID

Join the Upcoming Webinar Exploring the 3D Printing World After COVID

Wednesday 8 December 2021 - How has COVID-19 affected the 3D printing industry? Is the industry already on the path to recovery, or is the pandemic a major setback to AM's progress? What do the IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and SPAC-offerings mean for the future of 3D printing? and more.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 7, 2021
3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials

3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials

Within this year of recovery, IDTechEx has noted the development and/or continuation of micro-trends within each major 3D printing subspecialty: polymer, ceramic, composite, and metal additive manufacturing. In this article, IDTechEx identifies and explains the micro-trends for each material specialty that are worth keeping an eye on going into 2022.
External Company Press Release
Paper Piano - Demonstrating Interactive NFC

Paper Piano - Demonstrating Interactive NFC

Interactivity of NFC enhances the pallet of applications. prelonic boosted the capabilities by introducing a new quality of interactivity by using printed electronics.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 6, 2021
RFID in 2021 and What to Expect for the Future

RFID in 2021 and What to Expect for the Future

Despite a 5% drop in the global RFID market in 2020 compared to 2019, due to the impact of COVID-19, the market has recovered well in 2021. According to the newly released RFID market research report from IDTechEx, "RFID Forecasts, Players, and Opportunities 2022-2032", the global RFID market is estimated to be valued at $11.6 billion in 2021, rising to $12.2 billion in 2022. This market comprises RFID labels, cards, fobs, and any other form factors, as well as tags, readers, and software/services for both passive and active RFID.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 6, 2021
Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Manufacturers rely on rare earth elements, like neodymium, to create strong magnets used in motors for electronics including hybrid cars, aircraft generators, loudspeakers, hard drives and in-ear headphones. But mineral deposits containing neodymium are hard to reach and are found in just a few places on Earth.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 3, 2021
Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Advanced Materials

Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Advanced Materials

Thursday 9 December 2021 - Assessment of the key mergers and acquisitions; Important funding rounds across; Notable partnerships; Establishment and expansion of production facilities; Role in key application areas including electronic devices, energy storage and 3D printing; Progression in various fields of green technology
Printed Electronics World
Dec 3, 2021
Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers are reporting a potential breakthrough that could help speed commercialization of highly promising perovskite solar cells for use in solar panels.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 2, 2021
Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Wearable sensor can detect multiple chronic wound biomarkers to facilitate timely and personalised wound management.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 1, 2021
Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

A consortium has launched a study on new, floating flexible solar energy systems. The system, consisting of flexible floating units with flexible solar panels mounted on them, has been installed over recent days close to Rotterdam. The pilot, which will run until summer 2022, is the first step in the creation of economically viable offshore photovoltaic systems.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-Healing Materials Roadmap to 2042

Self-Healing Materials Roadmap to 2042

The potential for self-healing materials is huge but progress is slow. This premium article outlines the roadmap to 2042.
External Company Press Release
Graphene for Solar Power

Graphene for Solar Power

By 2050, the European Union aims to be climate neutral. In pursuit of this goal, the first half of 2020 saw renewables — including solar, hydro, wind and bioenergy — produce more electricity than fossil fuels in the EU.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2021
Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits

Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits

Advances in intuitive microwriting devices that can print microstructures could pattern electric circuits and more. The setup, featuring a robot arm to hold the micropen, deposits ink onto the surface, much like writing by hand with a fountain pen.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 9, 2021
Smart Buildings: Another Frontier for the Digital Revolution

Smart Buildings: Another Frontier for the Digital Revolution

Smart buildings aim to bring digital technologies into the fabric of the building, rather than just to objects within it. They will utilize a wide range of emerging technologies, such as semi-transparent photovoltaics on windows, moisture sensors for leak detection, and printed heaters with wall panels.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-healing materials for beginners

Self-healing materials for beginners

A cynic would say that, because soft materials tend to creep back after damage, we already have a trillion-dollar market for self-healing materials but that is simply renaming existing things. In contrast, we have a new opportunity for value-added self-healing materials that are better than that and a huge unfulfilled need.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Formnext 2021

Event Summary: Formnext 2021

IDTechEx attended Formnext, Europe's biggest 3D printing trade show and one of the biggest 3D printing conferences in the world, on November 16th-19th, 2021. This premium article covers many of the products launched at Formnext with a focus on printers, materials, and post-processing equipment.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 7, 2021
3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials

3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials

Within this year of recovery, IDTechEx has noted the development and/or continuation of micro-trends within each major 3D printing subspecialty: polymer, ceramic, composite, and metal additive manufacturing. In this article, IDTechEx identifies and explains the micro-trends for each material specialty that are worth keeping an eye on going into 2022.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 6, 2021
RFID in 2021 and What to Expect for the Future

RFID in 2021 and What to Expect for the Future

Despite a 5% drop in the global RFID market in 2020 compared to 2019, due to the impact of COVID-19, the market has recovered well in 2021. According to the newly released RFID market research report from IDTechEx, "RFID Forecasts, Players, and Opportunities 2022-2032", the global RFID market is estimated to be valued at $11.6 billion in 2021, rising to $12.2 billion in 2022. This market comprises RFID labels, cards, fobs, and any other form factors, as well as tags, readers, and software/services for both passive and active RFID.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 3, 2021
Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Advanced Materials

Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Advanced Materials

Thursday 9 December 2021 - Assessment of the key mergers and acquisitions; Important funding rounds across; Notable partnerships; Establishment and expansion of production facilities; Role in key application areas including electronic devices, energy storage and 3D printing; Progression in various fields of green technology
Printed Electronics World
Dec 2, 2021
Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Wearable sensor can detect multiple chronic wound biomarkers to facilitate timely and personalised wound management.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 15, 2021
Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Scientists have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries that could one day become an environmentally sustainable option for powering flexible and wearable electronic systems. The zinc batteries are made up of electrodes screen-printed on to both sides of a piece of cellulose paper that has been reinforced with hydrogel.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2021
Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-healing materials are a new megatrend. The need is massive, from saving trillions of dollars lost yearly by collapsing buildings and bridges to bionic man and woman living better and longer. In saving the planet and preserving resources, long life from self-healing beats recycling any day.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2021
Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal length, or after being tossed in the laundry.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 9, 2021
Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

A two-dimensional nanomaterial-based flexible memory device is a critical element in the next-generation wearable market because it plays a crucial role in data storage, processing, and communication.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 8, 2021
Smart Packaging for Dairy Products

Smart Packaging for Dairy Products

Researchers have developed a test to reveal bacterial contamination in dairy products well before they have a chance to reach anyone's lips. Researchers have proven a method that will allow producers, packagers and retailers to detect bacterial contamination in milk products simply by reading a signal from a test printed inside every container.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 7, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Exploring the 3D Printing World After COVID

Join the Upcoming Webinar Exploring the 3D Printing World After COVID

Wednesday 8 December 2021 - How has COVID-19 affected the 3D printing industry? Is the industry already on the path to recovery, or is the pandemic a major setback to AM's progress? What do the IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and SPAC-offerings mean for the future of 3D printing? and more.
External Company Press Release
Paper Piano - Demonstrating Interactive NFC

Paper Piano - Demonstrating Interactive NFC

Interactivity of NFC enhances the pallet of applications. prelonic boosted the capabilities by introducing a new quality of interactivity by using printed electronics.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 6, 2021
Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Manufacturers rely on rare earth elements, like neodymium, to create strong magnets used in motors for electronics including hybrid cars, aircraft generators, loudspeakers, hard drives and in-ear headphones. But mineral deposits containing neodymium are hard to reach and are found in just a few places on Earth.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 3, 2021
Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers are reporting a potential breakthrough that could help speed commercialization of highly promising perovskite solar cells for use in solar panels.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 1, 2021
Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

A consortium has launched a study on new, floating flexible solar energy systems. The system, consisting of flexible floating units with flexible solar panels mounted on them, has been installed over recent days close to Rotterdam. The pilot, which will run until summer 2022, is the first step in the creation of economically viable offshore photovoltaic systems.
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