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11-08-2018

Flexible Electronics in Plastic Materials

Aiju and Aimplas Develop Large-Surface Pressure Sensors

The project Flexens will develop flexible and large-surface pressure sensors to integrate new functionalities in the toy sector. The picture shows a prototype (© Aimplas)

The project Flexens will develop flexible and large-surface pressure sensors to integrate new functionalities in the toy sector. The picture shows a prototype (© Aimplas)

Plastic electronic printing or plastronics, a research line focused on the integration of flexible electronics in plastic materials, offers countless innovation possibilities in product development that can be applied in different areas, such as the toy, energy, packaging and automotive sectors. One of these applications is the integration of pressure-sensitive sensors in toys.

In this context Aiju works in the integration of toy demonstrator devices, and Aimplas in the development of the devices. They are working together in the second year of the project Flexsens.

During the first year of project, 2017, they worked in the study of materials and their compatibility, thus addressing the development of the first functionally printed prototypes, whilst during this second year, they are working in the development of more advanced sensors and their final integration in demonstrators.

The Technological research institute for Children Products and Leisure Aiju, Ibi, Spain and Aimplas, the Plastics Technology Centre located in Valencia, Spain, are working together in the the project Flexsens, which has been funded by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE). The project will develop flexible and large-surface pressure sensors to integrate new functionalities in the toy sector. This will result in prototypes in which pressure-sensitive sensors will be integrated by means of different solutions of injected plastic and composite materials.

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ES 46980 Paterna/Valencia
Tel.: +34 96 1366040

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