OE-A has 200 Members in 31 Countries

Association wants to increase activities in Asia / End-users are applying printed electronics

Frankfurt am Main, (PresseBox) - The OE-A is growing worldwide. Additional new members are underscoring the role of the association as a leading international organization representing organic and printed electronics. The OE-A welcomed Belgian company Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. as its 200th member. "For a corporation that is internationally active and an end-user in pharmaceuticals and medical technologies, the global network of the OE-A is the ideal platform for cooperation for us", explains Eric Snoeckx, Director Open Innovation & Networking, Janssen Pharmaceutica / Johnson & Johnson, Belgium.

Organic and printed electronics - thin, light, flexible and robust - enable numerous novel applications in health care, from smart packaging, which assists patients with administering medicine and drug dosage, to single-use diagnostic devices. Or even intelligent bandages that monitor wound healing.

OE-A's Eighth Year Confirms Association's Success At All Levels

"The sector is developing into an established industry that is gaining great importance for the entire value chain. The increased involvement of established end-user industries is delivering strong interest from fields such as packaging, automotive and consumer electronics", stated the Chairman of the OE-A, Dr. Stephan Kirchmeyer, Head of the Business Unit Functional Coatings at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG, as he expressed delight about the 200th OE-A member. The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry.

OE-A Wants to Strengthen Asian Activities The OE-A wants to expand its activities in Asia, explained the newly elected Vice Chairman of the OE-A Board, Prof. Toshihide Kamata, Director of the Flexible Electronics Research Center at AIST, Japan. "Internationally, the OE-A is the most important association for this young industry; it supports companies through numerous services such as roadmapping, education and training, information exchange, demonstrators or standardization. I am looking forward to aiding the continued expansion of our network in Asia."

OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association)

The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics. The OE-A represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, component and material suppliers to producers and end-users. More than 200 companies from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics. The vision of the OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and application. The OE-A is a working group within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). More than 3,000 member companies from the engineering industry make VDMA the largest industry association in Europe.

The OE-A and Messe Munich International are the hosts of the premier international conference and exhibition, LOPE-C - the Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention - which addresses end-users, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, and investors. LOPE-C 2013 will be held June 11-23, 2013 at Messe Munich, Germany. www.oe-a.org, www.lope-c.com

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