The smart plastics technology offer a bunch of advantages over classical approaches for component functionalisation.
|Function follows design||High degree of design freedom is offered with respect to 3D-shape and low component height|
|Hybrid electronics||Smart plastics combines the advantages of large area roll-to-roll coating process and high-throughput mounting of conventional of-the-shelf, electronic components.|
|Single parts||The number of single parts used for manufacturing of smart plastics products is significantly reduced.|
|Weight||As a consequence of significantly reduced number of single parts and the potentially low component heights the overall weight of smart plastics products is reduced as well.|
|Chemical resistance||High chemical and physical resistance can be achieved by using specific top coats or layers. The absence of feedthroughs additionally prevents the penetration of substances.|
|Physical resistance||The seamless Integration of electronical components directly into the body parts provides increased resistance against mechanical impatcts. Hard or self-healing top coats offer high scratch resistance.|
|Surface finish||Inline top-coating proceseses offer cost-effective design surfaces with high chemical and physical resistance.|