Henkel Adhesive Technologies and Belgium-based Quad Industries have announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to offer capacities and support for technological value creation and prototyping with printed electronics solutions across multiple industries. The companies started their collaboration in 2019 and since then have successfully worked on different projects, such as the development of the COVID-19 smart health patch introduced by Byteflies that was launched in 2020. With the advancement of the partnership, Quad Industries has become a strategic partner in Henkel’s ecosystem for design creation, prototyping, and manufacturing of printed electronics via flatbed screen printing.
“At Henkel we believe in a differentiated partnership approach across the entire value chain,” said Stijn Gillissen, head of Printed Electronics at Henkel. “Our network enables us to provide customers not only with products and knowledge, but also connecting them with circuit designers, printing manufacturers or external IoT specialists. Together we can leverage the potential of digital transformations by utilizing the benefits of printed electronics.”
Quad Industries has reportedly been at the forefront of applied electronics for more than 25 years, including the development and manufacturing of user interfaces, control panels, and sensing devices for both consumer and industrial applications. In recent years, the company has extended its activities in the domain of printed electronics, using its knowledge to develop and manufacture printed, flexible sensor solutions.
“At Quad Industries we see the growing potentials for electronics manufacturers to innovate with new material solutions provided by leading material suppliers such as Henkel,” said Arne Casteleyn, managing director Sales and Strategy at Quad Industries. “Based on our multidisciplinary expertise we can support them developing highly innovative smart products that create additional value for consumers. By enlarging our strategic partnership with Henkel, we aim to strengthen the creation of printed electronics solutions such as electronic skin patches, stretchable sensors, film heaters or film antennas and even accelerate the time to market. The novel skin patch solution from Byteflies already is a good example for the value of this collaboration.”