Metalon® conductive inks capitalise 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 conductive 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.