The 21st century is well underway and a new era of electronics is happening. Organic and other materials are being used to create electronic devices and circuits with shapes and forms that have previously not been possible. 

Plastic electronics is not defined by a single product, market or industry. It cuts across many different sectors, applications and products.

Don't worry about the name: Plastic, Printed, Organic, Flexible, Large-area electronics, are all used to describe this new multi-disciplinary way of making electronic circuits on substrates that are:

Flexible, thinner, lighter, can be mass-produced reel to reel, and are safe for disposal.

The list of possible applications and uses is limited only by the imagination, from household to industry.

Healthcare, Lighting, Solar, Displays, Packaging, Signage, Batteries, Logic & Memory, Sensors, Security etc....

Without doubt, plastic electronics will become ubiquitous in everyday products and manufacturing processes. The window of opportunity to exploit plastic electronics in the UK is open now. The ESP Community wants to help you engage in this exciting new technology and hope these webpages will help you understand the full scope of the technology and answer any questions you may have.

To help you understand what plastic electronics is all about, what this emerging technology can do and what its future applications could be, KTN has produced a magazine, which will hopefully answer some of your immediate questions: Download your copy now by clicking here.

If you can't find what you are looking for, or need further help, please let us know by sending an email to: plasticelectronics@ktn-uk.org

Upcoming events

Mon 23 Sep 2013

Commercialisation of Organic and Large Area Electronics Course

Sep 23 / 09:00 until Sep 26 / 17:00

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge OLAE Enterprisers is a 4-day, fun, action-oriented course to...

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Tue 13 May 2014

Cross Media Integration

10:00 until 17:00

In many ways, media industry is at a crossroads as changes in reading habits and the shift toward...

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Mon 16 Sep 2013

EuroDisplay 2013

All Day

Featuring a one-day workshop on Organic Electronics, followed by the three-day symposium with...

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