The Strong Link Between Chemicals and Electronics

file4901246476029The development of cutting edge electronics is being fueled by the chemical industry. From flat screen televisions to printed electronics, the latest technology is being advanced through the strategic use of chemicals. Diverse industries are looking to chemicals to make technological breakthroughs such as 3D printers and biotech innovations.

3D Printing Technology 

Manufacturing and prototyping have a whole new face as a result of chemical reactions used in 3D printing. These printers produce all types of essentials in layers. They are used for industries such as the military, industrial design and automotive production as well as human tissue replacement, food  and fashion. It is anticipated 3D printers will cut the costs of making and purchasing common items found around the house. The Week recently reported a chemist from Glasgow prototyped a 3D printer that can assemble chemical compounds on a molecular level. This mean it would be able to produce various drugs. People would buy a blueprint for a prescription rather than the pills. In decades to come, the way people view products and drugs may change a great deal as a result of chemical innovations.

Looking at Electronics a New Way 

The use of chemicals in electronic development has made it possible to create flat screen televisions and flexible television screens. As a result, these films are getting thinner and more pliable. It is reasonable to think in the near future, people will be wearing t-shirts with screens on them advertise certain products or services. The uses for this type of technology are limited only by human imagination. A full-size computer might be folded in put into a person’s pocket rather than carried in a cumbersome laptop bag. Research and chemical compounds are opening up a whole new world of electronics. Electronics will soon be on paper and even become stretchable. Can you imagine a computer screen on a piece of paper?

Important Chemical Compounds in Modern Electronics 

Investors and innovators are focused on the most important inorganic and organic compounds to fuel the next generation of electronics. Basic metals such as silver, aluminum and copper will be essential. Other compounds industry will turn to include polyethylenes, fluoropolymers and zinc compounds as well as silicone compounds and titanium. Over the next two decades, industry is sure to see an increased demand for these chemicals as consumers search for better versions of current electronics. Certain chemicals will also be needed to clean electronics as they are being products. Some of the current ideas for unique electronics have been a consideration for decades but there was not enough research to make them a reality. Others innovations are a result of current research and development.

Fine chemical functions in the latest model of electronics is an indication of the future of the industry. Developers depend on chemicals to create more efficient electronics and get the edge in a highly competitive market. The result for consumers will be some really cool products we can’t wait to get our hands on. Savvy investors are sure to make a profit if they invest in these areas before there is a major demand for these products.

Stacey D

I am freelance writer with a passion for technology, robotics and other innovative subjects.