MecaPlasTronic Connection 2022

Conf 14 | In-Mold Electronics (IME) on bio-based and biodegradable polymers for a more environmentally friendly plastronics manufacturing process

Nov 30, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Salle A


IME is a process for the mass production of plastronic objects. Today, there is a growing interest in replacing petrochemical-based polymer materials with more sustainable materials. The choice of polylactic acid in EMI is motivated by its good mechanical properties comparable to those of polyethylene and polystyrene, but also by its biosourced nature and its biodegradability in order to move towards a more sustainable production of plastronic objects. The thermal and mechanical properties of the polymers as well as the thermal properties of the conductive inks will be presented in order to adapt the parameters at each stage of the IME process (screen printing, thermoforming, overmoulding) to PLA. The results will be compared to those of the reference in the field, PolyCarbonate. A proof of concept will also be presented to demonstrate the feasibility of IME on PLA.

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Caroline GOUMENT

Doctorante 3A

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