Get smart on smart plastics during new conference

04/27/2011

Dashboards without switches and buttons, flexible solar cells or medical diagnostics systems integrated in plastic products: "smart plastics", ones in which function is worked into the material, will help these potential applications become reality. The combination of plastics technology, mechatronics and design not only allows for new product ideas, but also opens up enormous market potential.

How to leverage this potential with the help of new technologies will be the topic of discussions in the scope of a new event, the Smart Plastics Congress, scheduled for June 7-8 in Linz, Austria at the Ars Electronica Center. The organizer of the congress is the Smart Plastics Initiative, a group founded early this year with the goal of helping the region and companies in and around Linz become a sort of one-stop locale for intelligent electronic plastic products....
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