BÖ-LA and TactoTek® Join Forces for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE™)
Film-insert-molding (FIM) pioneer BÖ-LA to add IMSE solutions to product mix
OULU, FINLAND/RADEVORMWALD, GERMANY (15 April 2019) – Today, BÖ-LA and TactoTek® jointly announced that they have signed an agreement for BÖ-LA to market and sell injection molded structural electronics (IMSE™) solutions. This partnership brings together leaders in their respective technology domains to advance the market for integrating electronic functionality within molded plastics.
“The vast majority of our IMSE customer cases are for user interfaces that require flawless cosmetics. BÖ-LA’s film-insert molding skill is recognized by leaders in automotive, appliance and electronics markets as consistently meeting the highest standards,” said Sini Rytky, TactoTek VP, Product Management. “With their close customer relationships and deep technical knowledge that includes printed electronics, BÖ-LA is in an ideal position to determine the best fit of technologies for each customer project.”
BÖ-LA has a distinguished reputation for technology innovation and has specific expertise in delivering high quality cosmetic surfaces, technical screen printing, illumination and film-insert-molding (FIM) which is also known as in-mold labeling (IML).
According to Dirk Lange, Head of Sales, at BÖ-LA, “We have been actively involved in developing and commercializing techniques for adding electronic functions to cosmetic surfaces, including integrating printed electronics in 3D-formed FIM parts. With TactoTek’s IMSE technology, we can also integrate electronic components within these molded structures which increases integrated functionality and streamlines production for the right designs.”
BÖ-LA is one of the world's leading specialists for industrial screen printing applications. As pioneer of the Film-Insert-Molding process (FIM) BÖ-LA is one of the most recognized and competent technology partners in offering all FIM production steps, as well as the comprehensive process- and tooling know-how, all from one source. As a first and second tier supplier BÖ-LA produces a wide range of decorative components like trim parts or front-panels as well as bezels and control-elements for all sorts of human-machine-interfaces (HMIs). Components and assembly groups from BÖ-LA can be found throughout the automotive- and appliance industry, as well as in various electronic markets like medical and smart-home. For more information, please visit www.boela.de
TactoTek is a leading provider of solutions for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) that integrate printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics. Leading use cases include in-vehicle applications, home/industrial appliances, and wearable technology. TactoTek adapts customer designs to IMSE technology, develops mass production ready prototypes, and mass produces or licenses the technology for 3rd party mass production. TactoTek is funded by Conor Venture Partners, Ascend Capital Partners, Faurecia Ventures, Plastic Omnium, Nanogate, VTT Ventures and Leaguer VC. For more information, please visit www.tactotek.com