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15 Magazine for Organic & Printed Electronics Passive flexible sensors for moisture indication In the last years, Beneli (Helsingborg, Sweden) has seen an increasing interest in flexible printed electronics and sensors. The company uses screen printing for all conductive inks which can be tapered to customers’ needs Beneli is an innovative contract manu- facturer that offers printed electronics and complex adhesive applications with high quality requirements. The company is located in Helsingborg, Sweden with customers all over the world. With only 30 employees, Beneli combines a close family feeling with professional knowledge to take customers ideas from the draw- ing table to manufacturing and assembly. Within the prototype workshop, ideas and products are being developed and research projects get tested and evaluated. Beneli cares about their customers and knows that development takes time, therefore, the minimum order is one product and goes up to millions per year. Beneli is actively participating in research within RI.SE , universities, EU-projects, and company partners. The research includes development of organic conductive ink, dry conductive gels and solid materials, medical patches, and other medical equipment. Increasing interest in printed electronics In the last years, Beneli has seen an increas- ing interest in flexible printed electronics and sensors. Printed electronics includes a wide range of printing methods for printing conductive ink on different substrates. The Swedish company uses screen printing for all conductive inks which can be tapered to its customers’ needs. Printed electronics enable development of high-quality electri- cal products that are thin, flexible, portable, light, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Printed electronics can be used in narrow spaces, on fabrics, in clothing, in adhesive plasters to measure moisture or electrical signals from the body, or as a cheaper eco- friendlier alternative to, for instance, copper Members of the Beneli team

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