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Metalon® 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.

PERFORMANCE

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.

 

KEY FEATURES

Low-Temp Substrates

Metalon conductive inks are designed specifically for use with low-temperature substrates including paper, polycarbonate, PET, and other plastics are available.

Water -Based

Metalon conductive inks are primarily water-based for ease of handling, clean-up, and for environmental consideration.

Copper Thin-Film

Metalon ICI copper-oxide reduction inks convert to copper thin-film upon processing with a PulseForge® tool in open air.

Inexpensive

Metalon ICI inks are as inexpensive as $75/kg in volume quantities.

Silver Inkjet

Metalon JS-series silver inkjet inks can be cured thermally or with PulseForge tools.

Silver Screen Inks

Metalon HPS-series silver screen inks can cure with temperatures as low as 80C.

 

Printing Method Product Name Pigment Particle Type Substrates Comments Example Application Areas
Aerosol HPS-030AE1
TDS
SDS
Purchase
Silver Ag nano flake Paper
Glass
Uncoated plastics
Ceramics
Developed with Optomec Printed faraday cages/ground planes, antennae
  PSPI-1000
TDS
SDS
Clean up guide
Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polycarbonate
ABS
Others
  Large area electrodes, 3D antennae
Flexographic PFI-500
​SDS
​Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polyester    
  PFI-600
​SDS
​Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polyester    
  PFI-722
TDS
SDS
Users Guide
​Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polyester   Conductive grid pattern on plastic
Gravure PFI-722
TDS
SDS
Users Guide
​Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polyester   Conductive grid pattern on plastic
Inkjet ICI-002HV
TDS
TDS (DEU)
SDS
​Purchase
Copper Oxide nano CuO Novele

Printheads: Xaar, Dimatix DMP-2831.
Must be processed withPulseForge tools.
Overcoat is recommended.

UHF antenna on coated plastic
  ICI-003
TDS
TDS (JPN)
SDS
​Purchase
Copper Oxide nano CuO Novele™

Print heads: Epson piezo consumer printer.
Must be processed with PulseForge tools.
Application of overcoat is recommended.
Improved durability.

Plasmonic reflectors
  JS-A101
TDS
Silver nano Ag Polycarbonate
PET
Polyimide
Print heads: Xaar, Dimatix DMP - 2831 Circuits
  JS-B25P
TDS
​TDS (DEU)
TDS (JPN)
SDS
​Purchase
Silver nano Ag Novele™
Photopaper
Cure thermally or with PulseForge tool.
Print heads: Dimatix Samba, Epson piezo consumer printer.
Tamper-proof seals
  JS-B25HV
TDS
SDS
​Purchase
Silver nano Ag Novele™
Photopaper

Printheads: Xaar, Dimatix DMP-2831.
Cure thermally or with PulseForge tools.

Circuits on coated plastic, membrane switches
  JS-B40G
TDS
​SDS
​Purchase
Silver nano Ag Glass
Uncoated plastics
Ceramics
Printheads: Xaar, Dimatix DMP-2831. Circuits on glass or ITO, proximity switches
Screen ICI-021
TDS
TDS (DEU)
TDS (JPN)
SDS
​Purchase
Copper Oxide Nano CuO Paper Formulated for better low-temp cure.
Easier water clean-up.
Cure thermally or with PulseForge tools.
UHF RFID antenna on paper
  HPS-021LV
TDS
​TDS (DEU)
TDS (JPN)
SDS
​Purchase
Silver Ag flake Paper
Glass
Uncoated plastics
Ceramics
Formulated for better low-temp cure.
Easier water clean-up.
Cure thermally or with PulseForge tools.
Can be used for stretchable ink applications
 

HP-030LV
TDS
​SDS
​Purchase

Silver Ag nano flake Paper
Glass
Uncoated plastics
Ceramics
Cure thermally or with PulseForge tools.
Smaller particle size enables finer print features.
Water clean-up.
 
  HPS-FG32
TDS
Purchase
Silver       Solderable prints, solvent-resistant circuits
  PSI-211
TDS
SDS
Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polyester   Battery electrode
  PSI-219
TDS
SDS
Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polyester   Embedded electronics into graphics
Spray PSPI-0250
SDS
Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polycarbonate
ABS
Others
   
  PSPI-0500
SDS
Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polycarbonate
ABS
Others
   
  PSPI-1000
TDS
SDS
Clean up guide
Purchase
Silver nano Ag Polycarbonate
ABS
Others
  Large area electrodes, 3D antennae

 

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Headquartered in Austin, TX, NovaCentrix develops, patents, and commercializes new technologies in printed electronics, nanoparticle manufacturing, pulsed power equipment, and related fields.

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