Flexible Electronics

Flexible Electronics

Meeting the design and reliability demand requirements of flexible electronics requires not only unique, individual high-performance materials, but a deep understanding of how materials interact to create functioning flexible devices.

Our broad understanding of material science and global supply chain partner network ensures integrated film, adhesives, foams, coatings and fabrics perform beautifully together. 

Through collaboration, our tailored solutions for flexible electronics promise proper integration, continuous product advancement and speed to market.

Flexible Electronics and Flexible Hybrid Technology End User Applications

Automotive

Health Care

Consumer Electronics

Industrial

  • Heated Seats
  • Flexible Hybrid Electronic (FHE) Sensors
  • Skin Patches
  • Wireless Sensors
  • Hospital Beds
  • Health Monitoring
  • Fitness Bands and Smart Watches
  • Sports Athlete Monitoring
  • Smart Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Computers and Data Storage
  • Telecommunications
  • Defense and Aerospace
 

Market Trends for Flexible Electronics

Traditional rigid electronics can no longer accommodate emerging technologies due to stiffness constraints, heavier weight and lack of conforming requirements. 

Key drivers can be highlighted as:

  • Growth in demand for flexible electronics
  • Cost effectiveness compared to printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Demands for decreased size (more compact), light weight and energy efficient
  • Enabling new applications and use cases

Lubrizol’s Integrated Flexible Electronics Prototype

In collaboration with our global supply chain partners, we developed a Multi-Tech Commuter Jacket (MTC) that includes stretchable, flexible printed circuits with high performance ESTANE® FS TPU films and conductive ink coatings. The project highlights the importance of systems thinking in the development of novel wearable electronics, combining design, material science, applications know-how, and value chain partners having the right mindset and capabilities, to quickly turn innovative ideas into prototypes and then commercial scale realities. 

Lubrizol eSolutions for Flexible Electronics

ESTANE® FS TPU Flexible TPU Film

  • ESTANE® FS L75A4P
  • ESTANE® FS L85B4P
  • ESTANE® FS M92A4P
  • ESTANE® FS M92B4P
  • ESTANE® FS H92C4P

 

Material Stack for Flexible Electronics

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