The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC will present multifunctional materials for new applications and novel products at the IDTechEx trade show in Berlin on 28 and 29 April. Our barrier materials, printed electronics, electrochromic films and smart materials pave the way for the latest trends for flexible, leightweight and smarter designs and products. Visit Fraunhofer ISC at booth F17 in the Convention Center and Hotel Estrel.
On display will be novel encapsulation films developed by Fraunhofer ISC in collaboration with Fraunhofer IVV. The high barrier films are suitable for low-cost roll- to-roll production and ready for innovative applications e.g. in photovoltaics. Learn more from Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab in her presentation on »Barrier films for technical applications« on the accompanying IDTechEx conference »Printed Electronics 2015«.
Fraunhofer ISC has many years of experience in developing temperature stable, flexible gate dielectrics, interlayer dielectrics, passivation as well as thin film encapsulation materials based on inorganic-organic hybrid polymers (ORMOCER®s) for printed or flexible electronics. Other developments include printable metal oxide semiconductors and conductive oxides (TCO) for transparent flexible electronics, e.g. used for flexible displays. In display technology, Fraunhofer ISC also researches printable touch sensors and user interfaces.
Electrochromic films developed by Fraunhofer ISC offer new perspectives for intelligent shading systems e.g. in aircraft cabin windows. Present work is focusing on a broader color choices and larger transmission ranges.
Also on display will be new sensors based on elastomer materials and piezoelectric thin film sensors for versatile use, e.g. as new magnetic elastomer actuators in consumer, automotive or industry electronics. This is of special interest for the design of non- contact »invisible« switches.
To sum it all up: »Get flexible - get lighter - get smarter« - this is what Fraunhofer ISC can do for your products. Fraunhofer ISC has »material solutions inside and on top« when it comes to developing new products, processes or materials for its customers.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 66 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of nearly 24,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2 billion euros. Of this sum, around 1.7 billion euros is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg being a material research institute develops new materials capabilities by order of the client considering the efficient and safe energy usage, sustainable use of resources and affordable health care. However, the focus lies on non-metallic inorganic materials. Fraunhofer ISC focuses its projects mainly on the fields of Energy, Environment and Health. On initiative of industry, the institute develops materials and the respective technologies and manufacture process. Since decades, the ISC is competent partner of small and medium-sized enterprises and large scale industry when it comes to developing innovative materials.
Source: Fraunhofer ISC