Smart surface revolution made in Finland
TactoTek was mentioned in Trinseo – now.connect
New innovation and revolution for car interior.
New market trends in smart automotive surfaces are developing to meet consumer needs in functionality, touch and feel. The Finnish company TactoTek combines printed circuitry and electronic components into fully integrated 3D injection molded ‘smart plastic surfaces’. The concept offers revolutionary opportunities for automotive interior design.
Imagine a car interior where switches, sliders or electronic controls are seamlessly integrated into door panels, instrument panels or steering wheels. That is the promise of TactoTek’s innovative technology, which combines printed circuitry and electronic components into durable 3D injection molded structural electronics (IMSE).
TactoTek was founded in 2011 by Mikko Heikkinen, now Chief Engineer, and Antti Keränen, Chief Technology Officer and the technology mastermind behind structural electronics. Seven years later, the company’s business concept has the potential to transform how electronics are designed and produced. “The technology of in-mold electronics is not new,” says Anis Tebib, Marketing Manager Automotive at Trinseo. “But it is now starting to offer a much wider option.”
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