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Canadian Pavilion aims for centre stage at Printed Electronics USA

Stephen Law   

Electronics Printable Electronics

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA), the catalyst of Canada’s printable, flexible and wearable electronics ecosystem, will be at Printed Electronics USA conference next week, with Canada’s delegation at the Team Canada Pavilion.

Hosted by market research firm IDTechEx, the annual conference is the largest of its kind in the world dedicated to commercializing printable, flexible and wearable electronics. There are 210 confirmed exhibitors, 220 speakers from 22 countries and more than 3,000 attendees expected. This year’s conference takes place Nov. 18-19 in Santa Clara, CA.

The Team Canada Pavilion will anchor Canada’s presence at the conference. It is the result of teaming efforts led by the National Research Council of Canada, a strategic partner of the CPEIA. The booth (#I25) will feature 10 CPEIA-member organizations, such as Tangio Printed Electronics which will feature renowned composer and producer Phi Bui playing a PE-enabled musical instrument – a force-sensing membrane-based keyboard.

“Canadian companies are making fantastic progress to develop amazing products and applications at the leading edge of printable, flexible and wearable technology, to create jobs and reaffirm Canada’s reputation for innovation on the global stage,” says Peter Kallai, president and CEO of the CPEIA. “We are proud to have so many of our members representing Canada at this event, as both exhibitors and speakers.”


The Canadian Pavilion will feature:

  • CSA Group(www.csagroup.org), an internationally accredited standards development and testing and certification organization, that also provides consumer product evaluation and education and training services.
  • GGI International(www.ggi-international.com), which specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of custom Human Machine Interface (HMI) technologies that incorporate a variety of best-in-class PE components.
  • ICI(www.i-ci.ca), which offers independent and impartial technical services adapted to printability and formulation needs for any business segment.
  • Jones Packaging(www.jonespackaging.com), an integrated packaging solutions provider for highly regulated industries that’s at the forefront of the evolution of electronic smart packaging.
  • Myant & Co.’s Architects of Intelligent Applications(AIA) (www.aialabs.ca), a specialized platform for designing, developing and manufacturing wearable technology, and integrating and embedding technology seamlessly into textiles.
  • National Research Council of Canada(www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/collaborative), the Government of Canada’s premier organization for R&D. NRC’s PE initiative coordinates key industrial areas – materials, ink, printing and packaging – as a springboard for a profitable, large-scale PE sector.
  • Raymor Industries/NanoIntegris Technologies(www.raymor.com), which uses a novel patented plasma technology to synthesize single-walled carbon nanotubes at an industrial scale, for a variety of applications.
  • Tangio Printed Electronics(http://tangio.co), creator of force touch sensors that are inside the most advanced expressive touch-sensing products in the world.
  • Tekna(http://tekna.com), a leader in induction plasma technology. Its business is organized along two main activities: Systems and Powders.
  • Xerox Research Centre of Canada(http://xrcc.external.xerox.com), the global materials research and development centre for Xerox Corp. and a pioneer in the design, scale-up, and supply of electronic and specialty materials.


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