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New & Digital Production Methods For Printed Electronics

Speaker: Thomas Kolbusch | Company: COATEMA Coating Machinery GmbH| Date: 10-11 March 2021 | Full Presentation

Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH is a market leader in R2R equipment for printing, coating and laminating. Working in PE for nearly 20 years the company specialized in the scale up from innovative products and technologies from Lab2Fab. The speaker describes the strategy and the shift into digital fabrication, moving from analog printing systems into inkjet and other digital methods. This approach is combined in the semi digitalization of standard systems like slot die coating. The overall umbrella on all activities is the industry 4.0 approach with the focus on inline control of processes, products and equipment by sensors, camera systems and other tools. Combining the data out of these processes with artificial intelligence and big data to make the digitalization of the processes possible.

Thomas Kolbusch

Vice President @ Coatema® Coating Machinery GmbH


Thomas Kolbusch is Vice President of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, an equipment manufacturing company for coating, printing and laminating solutions located in Dormagen, Germany.

He is member of the board of the OE-A (Organic Electronic Association) in Germany, a global association for printed electronics.

He serves in the advisory board of Fraunhofer ITA institute.

He served as member of the board of COPT.NRW, a local association in Germany, as well as exhibition chair of the LOPEC in Munich for five years. Thomas is active in the field of fuel cells, batteries, printed electronics, photovoltaics and medical applications. He organizes the international Coatema Coating Symposium for over 19 years and represents Coatema in a number of public funded German and European projects. Thomas Kolbusch studied Business Economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and got his degree as business economist in 1997. He started his career at 3M, Germany. Since 1999 he is working for Coatema Coating Machinery in different positions.

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