Periodic Reporting for period 2 - NECOMADA (Nano-Enabled Conducting Materials Accelerating Device Applicability)
Reporting period: 2018-07-01 to 2019-12-31
1. BSH: Printed tags (on tags) to be attached to food items, that will be read by a smart fridge. Allows creating an inventory and keeping track of best-before dates
2. Crown Packaging Manufacturing: Printed tags on metal packaging. Allows improving brand security and customer interaction
3. Henkel: Printed tags on FMCG packaging. Allows improving marketing and communication activities through customer interaction and could be the basis for reordering processes and loyalty programs.
4. Consortium demostrators: Passive NFC tag fully converted to a smart business card, can be programmed with multiple content; active NFC tag logging temperature over programmable period, can be configured and analysed using a mobile phone; passive NFC RFID tag using a PragmatIC FlexIC, provides UID for multiple applications
Print process development & integration trials – adhesives, determined critical process factors for dispensing & curing novel isotropic & anisotropic adhesives, where possible widen this window, transfer this knowledge from a sheet to sheet system to the Műhlbauer R2R integration line (pilot line). Print process development & integration trials – inks, brought forward from M13 to M7 the reasons, to mitigate against a potential single point failure. Inks are being developed as part of WP5 and imperative that they were trialled using print proofing equipment whilst being developed. Otherwise there is a risk that significant time & resource is utilised to develop an ink that ultimately proves to be unsuitable. Optimisation of printing process on a sheet fed system, as part of WP2, both polymers and paper identified as potential substrates by the consortium. Electronics System Design, WP feeds into is to validate capability for volume manufacturing RF antenna & integrated NFC tags. Required: Use case & acceptable cost points, Known antenna capability, Demonstrator schematics, simulations & inlay design for the hybrid electronics solution, Cost optimised manufactured FlexIC with appropriate functionality, An attach process through a conductive attach adhesive. LCA, SHE and Regulatory Affairs, ensures that NECOMADA contributes to the circular economy & sustainable development in general. Work started on the review of minimising the ecological impact of NECOMADA products, Maximise ecological benefits of NECOMADA applications, identify potential SHE issues & provision of solutions & guidance & tackle potential sustainability & regulatory issues.
Exploitation & Dissemination, produced a project dissemination, communication strategy & project branding creating a project branding, ID of the marketing communication audience, website, social media & workshops. First project flyer produced for use at events/conferences, draft Business Plan for the operation of the pilot-line addressing the facility for the 5years post-funding. In first period of NECOMADA work started to publicise the project as widely as possible. Partners who attended events/conferences where they were presenting made every effort to mention and publicise the project.
Healthcare: Food Waste:It will therefore have significant impact outside of the EU and is likely to create business opportunities for the pilot line partners particularly from the Far East divisions of the global multi-nationals which dominate the printable electronics and printed packaging markets.