Applying sustainable principles to production and products seems mandatory, when we consider the climate crises and its challenges it poses to us. In our daily lives we use a variety of products, often without thinking about what their production and consumption means for our climate and the environment. As the flexible, organic and printed electronics industry has moved to mass production, we are aware that we have the duty and responsibility to act towards a circular economy. Therefore at LOPEC we frame the production process and the technology also through the lens of sustainability.
PE Printing processes are very energy efficient compared to conventional production processes. As an additive process, printing consumes less material and reduces the amount of waste needing disposal or treatment. The materials used are often organic chemicals and non-hazourdous to the environment, hence recycling is possible. On the product side, the use of printed electronics pays off, too. It saves material and reduces the weight of a product.
At LOPEC the flexible, organic and printed electronics industry presents its technology and applications which enable more sustainable products for Smart Living, Mobility and other markets. Visit LOPEC and see e.g. how PE can help to prevent food waste, lessens fuel consumption or generates cleanest electricity.
Sustainable management and projects for environmental and climate protection are strategic topics for Messe München. They were anchored in 2020 in its sustainability strategy, which is holistic in nature and is oriented toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The strategy encompasses a variety of measures and projects focusing on energy, water, mobility, biodiversity, social issues, governance and resources. Important goals include making sustainability measurable, a zero-waste strategy to avoid waste and close resource cycles, setting up CO2 compensation opportunities for customers, and creating internal and external mobility offers that are as low in carbon emissions as possible.
This sustainability strategy was also the basis for anchoring the “Green Footprint” as a central pillar of the new 2026 corporate strategy. It has the primary goal of achieving carbon neutrality at Messe München by 2030—20 years earlier than foreseen by the Paris Agreement.