Canatu speaking of nanotechnology applications in electronics at EuroNanoForum2017
Canatu’s VP Technology, Ilkka Varjos, was speaking today at the EuroNanoForum2017 in Malta in the Conference track “Nanotechnology applications for electronics”.
Unique materials enable design freedom
In his speech, Mr. Varjos presented how Canatu’s stretchable Nano Carbon Technology can be used in the advanced material technologies and how it enables the design freedom of different applications in variety of industries. The technology is already in use in automotive solutions and can be utilized in for example in consumer electronics. In the future, the formable surfaces could be employed to many other potential applications; some studies have been done even in the health care applications.
From research to products
The unique technology origins from the research of Aalto University, Helsinki Finland and has gone a long journey to commercialized products. Even today, Canatu finds the research important – the R&D department in Finland covers 20% of the employees. The department is working on continuous development of the processes and products. For the research work, Canatu holds over 100 patents and pending patents. Canatu has also close and active relationships to the academic research world both in Finland and abroad.
The manufacturing process of Canatu requires less raw materials and toxic chemicals than traditional processes as the organic carbon is completely recyclable. The flexibility and lighter structures require less material consumption and in some applications, the high conductivity offers energy savings.
Canatu designs and creates applications in close co-operation with customers in order to offer 3D interfaces for the end users. Canatu holds a vision of the future where surfaces can be shaped to life offering intuitive user experiences.
EuroNanoForum2017 is held 21-23 June 2017, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta
The EuroNanoForum fosters discussions among scientists, industrialists and policy makers, focusing on the use of research results in the various nanotechnology fields and associated industrial sectors.