The CPI Printable Electronics Centre
CPI’s Printable Electronics Centre based at Sedgefield is the National Printable Electronics prototyping centre. Focused on the commercialisation and scale-up of printable electronics, it is equipped with an extensive range of assets specifically chosen and developed to allow clients to understand how their products and processes perform under manufacturing conditions. Its major activity areas are:
- Lighting and solar cells: CPI’s state of art OLED/OPV Prototyping Line (‘LACE’: Large Area Coating Equipment) has been designed to enable the development and production of solid state lighting and organic photovoltaic devices. CPI's OLED_OPV prototyping line
- Materials and Displays: The Centre is developing materials for printable organic thin film transistor (OTFT) backplanes for displays and has facilities for prototyping display backplanes at up to 300mm substrate size. CPI Printable Electronics Brochure
- Integrated Smart Systems: These are functional items produced by combining electronic components with circuits prepared by traditional printing processes with applications including smart packaging and medical diagnostics. CPI offers a complete solution for ISS design, processing and pilot manufacture, including roll-to-roll printing and pick-and-place equipment. CPI Integrated Smart Systems
- Vacuum Coating: With its extensive range of vacuum coating equipment, the Centre offers access to a wide variety of thin-film deposition systems; including sputter coating, evaporation and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).