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Creative Materials Inc. is displaying its product line and capabilities at FLEX2017 in Monterey, California, June 19-22, 2017 at booth 2013.
The FLEX2017 conference is dedicated to flexible hybrid electronics, and aims to advance technical and business interests in flexible, printed, and hybrid electronics and their applications.
Creative Materials has announced the release of its new Brilliant Conductive Inks. Products include 126-29FG, 126-29FO and 126-29FR (green, orange, and red conductive fluorescent inks). These new coatings enable the ability for improved functionality and highly customized development in printed electronics. They also feature a high degree of flexibility and durability on a variety of films and fabrics, while offering modest conductivity. Creative Materials provides products and services needed to advance printed electronics and wearable technology to meet growing customer demands for particular functional conductive coatings.
About Creative Materials
Creative Materials is ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified. The company has been in business for 30 years and has extensive experience in the adhesive, ink and coating industry. The combination of technical expertise, and nimble prototype capabilities provides the reduction of time-to-market for new products.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.
Jeff Brandman, Aismalibar North America
Heat has been a significant concern in electronics since the beginning of the electronics age when hot glowing vacuum tubes were first used to receive and transmit data bits. The transistor and integrated circuit effectively solved that basic problem, but increases in integration resulted in increased concentration of heat, exacerbated by relentless increases in operating frequency. While improvements in electronics technology have been able to mitigate many thermal issues at chip level thanks to improved semiconductor designs devised to operate at lower voltages (thus requiring less energy) the thermal management challenge continues to vex electronic product developers.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s been a crazy week, with lots of bad news coming out of Ukraine. (I’m a news junkie by trade, but I confess that some days I just unplug from the news completely to avoid overdosing on negativity.) And, as you might have guessed, this is all having ill effects on our electronics supply chain, which is already stretched thin. This is reflected in our IPC news item that shows an uptick in PCB sales in February, but a drop in bookings YOY, in part due to the trouble in Eastern Europe. But there’s positive news in this week’s top reads. We have a NextFlex article about an innovative flexible technology called flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and a great interview by Dan Beaulieu. We also have a column by Travis Kelly, who discusses PCBAA’s efforts to lobby for American manufacturing in Washington. And last but not least, let’s welcome our two newest columnists, Paige Fiet and Hannah Nelson, who discuss their excitement about entering this industry.