Electrical / Electronic
Electronic components manufacturer Asteelflash is expanding its production capacity in the Plzeň region of the Czech Republic.
13 February 2014
On the K 2013 stand of Leonhard Kurz Stiftung, the German company and its subsidiary PolyIC showed a centre console demonstrator that can be injection moulded with its decorative and touch functions in one operation. The companies used an Engel Duo 400 to produce the front panel of the curved console with a high gloss surface and with two separate touch functions: touchkeys, slides and a wheel in the upper area of the console, and a touchpad in the lower area.
11 February 2014
Plastic Logic has struck a deal with Germany’s Novaled with the aim of accelerating the development of flexible and wearable displays.
7 February 2014
Taiwan’s Ju Teng International, a major manufacturer of laptop casings, is investing at least $10m (€7m) in China to set up what it says will be the largest factory in the world for high-volume plastic-fibre composite smartphone and tablet covers. The facility will have more than 100 rapid moulding production lines from French equipment maker RocTool, with the goal of producing 1 million composite thermoplastic and glass or carbon fibre parts per month when fully operational.
4 February 2014
US manufacturer Amphenol is aiming to invest €6m in setting up a new cable plant in Kocani, in Macedonia’s eastern region. The production facility’s output will be supplied to producers from the automotive industry, reported local news agency MINA.
24 January 2014
Leonhard Kurz Group of Germany, which makes foils for in-mould decoration (IMD) among other products, has acquired an interest in software company Adorsys, based in Nuremberg, Germany. Adorsys has developed security-related software applications, including its Trustcode system for product authentication.
23 January 2014
Carclo, the UK-based technology group, is expected to deliver lower pre-tax profits this year with sales at its Conductive Inkjet Technology (CIT) operation likely to be below those previously expected.
23 January 2014
Hoffmann Innovation Group, the German tool maker, has helped Rowenta bring its new range of domestic irons into production.
13 November 2013
Smartphone owners could soon be taking better photos thanks to a polycarbonate development from Bayer MaterialScience
7 November 2013
US industrial conglomerate Koch Industries has bought Molex – a major US producer of plastic components for the electronics market – in a deal valued at around $7.2bn (€5.4bn).
17 September 2013
Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomer (PBE) from ExxonMobil Chemical is being used by the Taiwanese Ndevr Corporation to make a soft, child-friendly cover for Apple’s iPad tablet computer
2 September 2013
Scientists at the Materials and Technologies Research Group of the UPV/EHU Polytechnical College of San Sebastian, Spain, have created nanostructured composite materials with specific electrical properties that vary according to the size of the nanoparticles
3 July 2013
ElectriPlast and Delphi Automotive have agreed to jointly develop a lightweight wire and cable system for the auto industry, which could replace existing standard copper wiring.
27 June 2013
A new EU-funded project “Light.Touch.Matters” has been launched to develop a new generation of smart materials that can sense touch and respond with luminescence. The project is a collaboration between product designers and material scientists, with 17 partners from nine EU countries
7 June 2013
Messe Düsseldorf and the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) are working together to give a platform to the field of printed electronics
10 May 2013