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PDM 2010 - a note for your diary

04 May 2010

There are just two weeks to go before the Plastics Design and Moulding exhibition and conference opens its doors at the Telford International Centre on Tuesday May 18 2010. Among the many attractions for visitors, a fascinating new world where menus can talk and clothing lights up when it gets dark will be explored in a free seminar to be held at this year's show.

“Advancements in plastics substrates which allow screens to be flexible and ultra-thin, will transform the electronics market as we know it and this presents all kinds of opportunities for  those involved in the design and manufacturing process,” says Steve Crowhurst, event director, Plastics Design & Moulding Exhibition & Conference.

Gus Desbarats, chairman of The Alloy, and director of British Design Innovation will lead the thought-provoking Design in Detail: Plastics Electronics seminar at the PDM10 Conference (2.45-3.30pm on Wednesday 19 May). Drawing on his experience in research and user investigation, Desbarats will explain how some of the key developments in plastic electronics could lead to lighter, more flexible and cost effective product alternatives. Traditional electronic circuitry and copper wires for example could be replaced in some applications with the use of photovoltaic solar cells to enable light emitting devices, while printable electronic ink circuits for PET or PEN substrates could open up the market for smart packaging on food.

 Attendees will also hear about the primary markets where polymer electronics is likely to be manufactured first, such as low cost, disposable electronic goods, and find out more about the key industry players pushing for its development.

“All sectors of the supply chain,  from providers of raw materials to designers and mould manufacturers, are encouraged to come along to this session at PDM which provides the perfect opportunity to network and help to realise the enormous potential of plastic electronics,” says Steve Crowhurst, event director, Plastics Design & Moulding Exhibition & Conference

Other free conference sessions at PDM10 include Design in Detail project case studies in the areas of consumer products and packaging. Keynote speakers include Sir Richard Needham, international and commercial director at Dyson, Professor Martin Darbyshire, design guru and CEO of Tangerine and Professor Lord Bhattacharyya founder and director of WMG. To find out more about the PDM10 exhibition and to reserve a free-in-advance place at the conference, click here.



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