conductive inks capitalize on advanced materials and
formulation to provide conductivity options for additive
manufacturing of printed electronics like photovoltaic
devices, RFID, smart cards/labels, displays, and advanced
packaging. Metalon inks with solderable, resistive, magnetic
and stretchable conductive properties are also offered.
Utilizing nanoparticles and flakes,
Metalon inks are available in off-the-shelf formulations as
well as custom formulations for specific applications and
print methods. Variants already developed include silver
inks suitable for application by inkjet, screen,
flexographic printing, and gravure. Copper-oxide reduction
inks are also available for ink-jet, screen, flexographic,
or gravure application.
Metalon inks can be selected
based on desired substrates, performance, and cost.
Sheet resistances as low as 4 milliohms
per square and resistivities as low as
1.5X bulk have been attained
with the Metalon silver inks. Sheet
resistances below 10 milliohms per square and resistivities
as low as 3X bulk have been attained with Metalon
copper-oxide inkjet reduction inks. Performance varies
depending on print method and substrate, and curing used.