Printed electronics for overmoulded plastic parts

Our concept

A complete value chain

For the development of a French value chain dedicated to structural electronics, design and manufacturing of smart plastic products based on In-Mold Electronics.

The growing demand for electrotechnical products with embedded functionalities related to the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits from the new possibilities offered by printed electronics and In-Mould Electronics (IME) technologies. These technologies enable a miniaturisation of the functional devices, as well as an improvement of the products ergonomics and reliability, especially in the case of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI). Both electronics and mechanical functions are closely integrated and new functionalities can be implemented in plastic parts surface.


An opportunity for new markets

Our expertise

Innovative IME technology

The ELIPPSE project is developing an innovative technology based on the integration of a functional film with printed electronics and Surface Mounted Devices (SMD) into 3D plastic parts with complex geometry : In-Mould Electronics technology. This approach enables the manufacturing of high-added value structural electronics parts, with optimal combination of electronics and mechanical functions.

The IME technology developed in this way uses the following processes

  • functional ink formulation
  • screen printing
  • component pick-&-place
  • thermoforming
  • and overmoulding

The Consortium

The partners

Complementary expertise & know-how

The ELIPPSE project consortium brings together the complementary expertise and know-how of companies, laboratories and an industrial technical centre in order to cover the entire value chain of IME plastronic products. The partners' own skills are thus put at the service of the joint development of an innovative technology for tomorrow’s functional plastic products.

Funded by / Label granted by

The ELIPPSE project is co-funded by the European Union in the frame of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).