PV Nano Cell Ltd announced that its Sicrys conductive ink was successfully used in Roll-to-Roll (R2R) continues inkjet printing of electronics as part of the DigiMan project. PV Nano Cell project partners were: C.P.C Solutions Ltd., Fraunhofer IKTS and Fraunhofer ENAS, Kerafol Keramische Folien GmbH & Co. KG, RIIT Ltd. OSTEC Group, Technical University of Chemnitz and MEPhI.
The DigiMan Project (December 2018 - November 2020) developed innovative sensor platforms for agro-industrial applications by providing a digital manufacturing process based on printing technologies and nano-material inks. Such approach enables to miniaturize the sensors, achieve flexibility in the target sensor properties and to realize these sensors in economically affordable batches. As part of the project, Low-cost temperature and humidity sensors were realized in a roll-to-roll industrial inkjet printing system with nano silver inks on PET substrate, demonstrating the ability to print a large quantity of sensors with high yield. Furthermore, a Bluetooth based wireless communication board with an inkjet-printed silver antenna as well as a printed RFID NFC sensor tag were developed for wireless sensor communication. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics 2020-2030: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets.
PV Nano Cell's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Fernando de la Vega, commented, "The success of DigiMan project marks yet another valuable advancement of PV Nano Cell in demonstrating the validity of our complete digital conductive printing solutions for mass production applications. Special sensors were developed and printed with our conductive Sicrys inks in a roll-2-roll inkjet and sintering system. This achievement proves the complete solution approach of inks, printers and printing process can be utilized in mass-production roll-to-roll systems, a must for some of the high-volume applications."
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