Printed circuit board and printed circuit assembly technologies are predominantly based around thermoset resin boards and copper conductors. There are currently no circular (cradle-to-grave) strategies available for these technologies, which means recycling is restricted to the shredding and subsequent high temperature reclamation of only the precious metals. This equates to less than 5% recyclability.
In2tec is at the forefront of the drive towards sustainable electronic assemblies. We’ve invested more than 10 years in developing circuit designs, constructions, assembly processes and materials to deliver printed circuit assemblies that are up to 100% recyclable.
Our highly innovative approach (which we developed in partnership with GEM and the National Physics Laboratory) is to use an additive conductive print and component placement process in conjunction with specialist adhesives and substrates to provide an unzippable product. Your product can then be broken down into its constituent parts (substrates, conductors and components) through the use of simple catalysts.
We call this patented process ReUSE.
Not only are the products themselves extremely sustainable – the recycling processes significantly reduce the volume of heavy metals deposited in the waste stream.
Defining Flexible Electronics
Flexible electronics is still considered by some to be a relatively new technology and is also much broader in its scope than the current general market understanding. It is the fastest growing technology, partly due to it permitting solutions and product designs that older generation electronics cannot. Flexible electronics is also one of the key […]
Flexible Electronics and 5G
5G – what is it about? 5G is the 5th generation of mobile networks, a significant evolution of today’s 4G networks. It is a collection of optimised and updated mobile communication technologies that will operate from two high frequencies – sub-6GHz or 20-40 GHz. Such high frequency requires new materials and different device design. 5G […]
Compulsory Face Coverings and how In2tec can help
Here at In2tec we have put our skills and ingenuity into effect, by designing and manufacturing protective Face Shields for donation to UK NHS Trusts and Care Providers in need. The In2tec Face Shield is one of very few available to meet legal Class III standards for Covid-19, providing Medical-Grade protection against hazardous biological exposure […]
In2tec’s drive to reduce e-Waste
The environmental and human health risk of e-Waste Electronic goods, by their very nature, contain Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s) that at their end-of-life, will at best be stripped of valuable materials such as gold. Meaning that some 95% or more will end up as landfill. The amount of electronics entering landfill is staggering, and always […]
In2tec leads innovation in the growing Sensor Systems market with Flexible Electronics
Sensor systems play a vital role in our everyday lives Sensor systems are now a staple part of our lives that enable great advances in early and continuous monitoring of information, and through data transmission, allow application-specific information to be efficiently and immediately available to the end-user. The pace of electronic sensor development has taken […]
Medical wearables – where we’ve been and where we’re going
NHS studies have found that connected health technology can reduce A&E visits by 15%, emergency hospital admissions by 20% and death rates by 45%. Given these impressive figures, it’s clear to see why the medical wearables market size was valued at USD $13 billion in 2019 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 27.9% […]
Keeping us all safe from unwanted bacteria with antimicrobial HMI’s and Membranes
Now, more than at any other time, our senses are heightened as to how we keep ourselves and our family safe from unwanted bacteria and viruses. Lately, we are assaulted with statistics that show how much bacteria lives on our daily used tech. Mobile phones, keyboards and daily household appliances are shown to be dirtier […]
In2tec push the boundaries on developing and delivering transparent conductive technologies to the market
Accelerating commercialisation of Transparent Flexible Electronics and creating go-to capability for Electronic Device innovation from concept to volume manufacture. CHASM Advanced Materials is a premier global materials provider, with their exclusive range of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) hybrid transparent conductive films and electrode materials. In2tec’s expertise in the field of Flexible Printed Electronics means they have […]
In2tec answer the national call to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Donation to UK NHS Trusts and Care Providers
In2tec employees quickly turn engineering, design and manufacturing skills to produce protective Face Shields In2tec employees – who usually design and manufacture flexible electronic solutions for OEM’s across a multitude of industries inc. Medical, Automotive and Aerospace – have quickly turned engineering, design and manufacturing skills to the production of protective Face Shields for those […]
In2tec Supply Status – Covid-19 Virus
As critical suppliers to our global customers who must continue or increase output during this Covid-19 pandemic, we want to reassure you that In2tec are fully operational. We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation to ensure we can react accordingly and minimise disruption to our business and importantly to you, our customer. Our China […]
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