Canadian Printed & Flexible Electronics Symposium 2022

17 - 18 May 2022
Brampton, Ontario

About the Event

Come to learn, network, and build partnerships for collaboration and business development with movers and shakers from our industry around the globe!

Topics Covered

The Circular Economy | Advances in Manufacturing | Materials Innovations | Smart Packaging | IoT and Cybersecurity | International Business and Networks | Textile Electronics

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17 May 2022



A roadmap to sustainable printed electronics

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08:45 AM


Matthew Dyson

Senior Technology Analyst

The internet of things and smart packaging together promise a world in which electronics are embedded within many everyday objects, offering benefits such as predictive maintenance, automatic reordering, real-time quality control, and improved matching of supply and demand. However, for such a vision to be realized without producing an unacceptable mountain of electronic waste, sustainable electronics are required.
Printed and hybrid electronics is extremely well suited to making electronics more sustainable, since the same size circuit uses far less material than a conventional PCB. Furthermore, there are many other strategies by which printed electronics can be made more sustainable. These include using biodegradable and/or bio-based substrates, using alternative conductive inks to silver, and printed batteries without and heavy metals. Other related approaches include integrating RFID tags to assist with recycling, and simplifying the product life cycle to reduce the overall environmental impact.
This presentation will cover the motivation for making sustainable printed electronics, examples of strategies being used, and a roadmap for their adoption. Remaining challenges around sustainable printed electronics, and associated innovation opportunities, will also be discussed.

Dr Matthew Dyson is a Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, based in London UK. He has an MRes and PhD in Physics from Imperial College London, in which he investigated the optoelectronic properties of organic semiconductors. This was followed by post-doctoral research at Eindhoven Technical University in the Netherlands focused primarily on organic photodetectors. At IDTechEx Matthew utilizes this technical background to cover both emerging image sensor technologies and printed/flexible electronics.

A roadmap to sustainable printed electronics

More Details

08:45 AM