Functional inks and printed electronics solutions are offered by Henkel for many years to enable production of traditional membrane switches and more recent smart sensors. Using printed circuits, this can be done in an easy and economically attractive way. Application areas widely vary from healthcare, industry 4.0, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods and many more. In this presentation the possibilities with printed electronics and the use of functional inks will be further illustrated by a few of the many applications already on the market today.
Stijn Gillissen is the global head for printed electronics at Henkel. Henkel is a market leader for material solutions in printed electronics and aims to build partnership networks to make any application using printed electronics a success. After completing his PhD in polymer and organic chemistry Stijn started his professional career at Henkel 17 years ago as a chemist designing new material solutions (adhesives, coatings and inks) used in the assembly of electronic devices. Since than he held positions in global technology management, strategic marketing and business development in the electronic adhesive division of Henkel.DigitalHealth is on the rise and so are smart hygienic products (smart diapers & incontinence products). As one of the market leaders, Henkel is offering a portfolio of material solutions to enable the assembly of flexible sensors on typical hygienic substrates. Stijn’s dedicated global team supports the growing demand in these and other emerging printed electronic applications by bringing together the right partners to realize commercial success.