17 rue des Martyrs
The Pictic large-surface printing platform develops smart plastics, papers, and textiles produced by printing electronic functions directly on flexible, 320mm x 380mm surfaces. The applications for these flexible circuits are complementary to those addressed by silicon-based technologies, and include human-machine interfaces, smart lighting, interactive displays, and environmental monitoring.
The platform develops formulations for electronic inks, scales up printing processes for industrial rollout, and manufactures prototypes and preseries, working with companies from around the world.
The processes developed at the platform stand out for their precision and competitive pricing. Electronic functions are deposited on the substrate in a single step, eliminating the need to use lithography and other subtractive processes.
The platform is Europe’s only specialized R&D facility to bring together all of the necessary printing techniques—screen printing, inkjet, gravure, flexography, and slot-die—under one roof. The platform also has characterization, assembly, encapsulation, and other equipment. 600 sq. m of clean rooms, EUR 9 million in investment.
A team of 50 researchers and technicians work with industrial and academic partners on leading edge projects. Services include feasibility studies, prototype development, testing, security analysis, and benchmarking.