About The Company

The plastic electronic story

There are times when events and circumstances condense into a unique opportunity. A globally leading scientist meets an experienced entrepreneur, they win strong partners, outstanding employees and prudent and responsible financiers for their idea. This is what happened in Linz in 2005 – the foundation of plastic electronic GmbH.

Prof. Mag. Dr. DDr. h.c. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, scientific mastermind and co-founder of plastic electronic GmbH
Prof. Mag. Dr. DDr. h.c. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci
Scientific mastermind and co-founder of plastic electronic GmbH
Philipp Weissel, CEO and co-founder of plastic electronic GmbH
Philipp Weissel
CEO and co-founder of plastic electronic GmbH

Since its foundation, plastic electronic has gradually built up its technology:

  • Conductor traces on plastic films
  • Sensor systems on foils
  • Integration of electronic components on films
  • 3D forming and integration in injection molded parts

The first loadskin pressure sensor mat was presented in 2007, the first touchskin user interface in 2010 and the integration of lighting into touchskin user interfaces using multiskin circuit carriers in 2014.

Customers from the automotive, household appliances and from the home control sectors showed great interest right from the start and used the technology in numerous prototypes and series applications.

The plastic electronic services

Today, products with plastic electronic technology can be found in a wide variety of market segments. Many customers benefit from the very special know-how and from our team’s decades of experience.

  • When developing customer-specific smart surfaces based on the plastic electronic technology.
    This is done by experienced electronics developers who are specially trained in the implementation of our technology. Design and development can also be carried out by the customer himself, whereby the developers are supported by us with design guides and design checks.
  • In the uncomplicated manufacture of prototypes, samples and small series in the plastic electronic manufactory.
    In our pilot production, the entire manufacturing process is built, from the manufacture and assembly of the circuit carrier foils to the cutting, laminating and testing of the foil laminates. The use of flexible, mostly digitally controlled machines and a lot of manual work makes a rapid, inexpensive and uncomplicated production of small to medium quantities possible.
  • When transferring to industrial production at partners.
    We have a network of special partners for the industrial production of smart surfaces. Our experts support the selection of possible production partners and accompany the transition to industrial production.


Company: Philipp Weissel e.U.
Object of the company: Mechatronics Engineer for Electronics
Headquarters: Wambacher Strasse 217, 4030 Linz / Austria
Contact: contact@plastic-electronic.com
Commercial registration no.: 508720v, Commercial Register Court Linz
VAT registration no.: ATU62228226
Memberships at the Economic Chamber of Upper Austria: Mechatronics
Trade authority: Municipal Authority of the City of Linz