Functional printing & embedded systems
We have a long track record in printing thin-film devices, and this coupled with our conventional electronics capabilities enables us to deliver more flexible and innovative products to businesses.
Eurecat has a technology unit with more than ten years of experience in printed electronics and conventional electronics. Together with the centre’s other capabilities, this allows us to deliver solutions to complex and specific challenges in a wide range of sectors including medicine, wellness and health, sport, packaging and mobility.
We are a member of the leading printed electronics clusters and associations such as the OE-A, the Functional Print Cluster and the 3DNEO Advanced Printing Platform. We have received international recognition for our innovations over the years with numerous awards at trade fairs and congresses such as the LOPEC, ChemPlastExpo and the Graphic Communication and Industry Association of Catalonia.
In-Mould Electronics (IME)
Printed sensors and actuators
Smart Electronic Devices
Plastronic Pilot Plant
Plastronics: an emerging technology combining electronics and plastics to create products with high-added value, and advanced functions or features.
Eurecat’s commitment to functional printing has led it to set up a plastronics pilot plant, the only one of its kind in southern Europe, to enable companies to test proof-of-concepts incorporating printed and hybrid electronics on plastic surfaces for a range of applications.
The plant consists of two clean rooms that allow for seamless combination of two manufacturing processes: one for printing and electronics and the other for plastics processes.
Scientific and technological assessment
Development and innovation
Team Functional Printing and embedded systems
Director of the Functional Printing & Embedded Devices Unit at Eurecat
Paul Lacharmoise holds a PhD in Physics from the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona, where he conducted research into organic semi-conductors in single-molecule spectroscopy and the near-field photoluminescence of organic nanocrystals. He later decided to dedicate his work to applied research in the field of printed electronics, especially organic photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices.
He has co-authored 20 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and participated in various printed electronics research projects on a national and European scale.
Eurecat trials generating more sustainable smart plastics with new features
The Eurecat technology centre has tested integrating electronics and plastic materials to craft new, more sustainable products with high added value, low weight, built-in sensors and advanced features in a plant set up at its Cerdanyola site which manufactures these parts using a cutting-edge technology known as plastronics. “This innovation is [...]
Eurecat presents the prototype of a printed device for producing green hydrogen at the LOPEC fair
The Eurecat technology centre is taking part in the European LOPEC fair, the leading event for printed electronics, being held this week in Munich, where it is presenting the prototype of a flexible, lightweight printed device for producing green hydrogen, designed to reduce the impact and cost of the electrolytic cells [...]
Hybrid and flexible electronics using gesture recognition technology through artificial intelligence for products in the habitat sector
Habitat Cluster Barcelona, the Eurecat technology centre and partner firms Jung and Madersenia are running the ARIES (Artificial Intelligence Embedded in Surfaces) project to explore how to combine hybrid and flexible electronics with the application of gesture recognition technology through artificial intelligence (AI) in products for the habitat sector. The [...]