Industry Trio Taking Printed Electronics Research Project into Industrial-Scale Phase
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility, and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading solution provider in the print media industry. All over the world, the name Heidelberg is synonymous with state-of-the art technology, top quality, and closeness to the customer. The group's core business covers the whole value-added and process chain with equipment and services for the the sheetfed offset sector as well as digital print solutions. External contract manufacturing—primarily for customers in other sectors of mechanical engineering and the energy industry—is also growing in importance.
About the IDD
The Institute for Printing Presses and Printing Methods (IDD) is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology. It pursues research in the fields of mechanical engineering, process engineering, and economic sciences, supporting industry as a whole in keeping pace with the rapid developments in printing press construction and the print media. One of its main areas of activity is functional printing. It is locating and expanding the boundaries of printing technology to enable the latter technology to be used as a mass production method for electronics.