NovaCentrix announced today that its Metalon ICI conductive ink has been selected by R&D Magazine as a recipient of the 2010 R&D 100 Award in the Materials category. This award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in 2009. Metalon ICI conductive ink is a low-cost nano CuO-based ink for printed electronics applications that converts to highly electrically-conductive Cu thin-film after printing and post-processing.
“The Metalon ICI conductive ink is a breakthrough product for printed electronics applications and we are thrilled with the R&D100 review committee’s recognition,” said Charles Munson, CEO of NovaCentrix. “Bringing high conductive performance to a low price-point, Metalon ICI conductive ink creates tremendous value for our customers.” Metalon ICI is priced at $75/kg in volume, 100x less expensive than comparable silver-based inks. By offering the ink for use in off-the-shelf consumer inkjet printers, NovaCentrix is making the ink accessible to the non-expert user. “This product is a great example of NovaCentrix’ commitment to remove barriers to the development and adoption of new printed electronics including new photovoltaics, batteries and capacitors, displays, and flexible circuits,” said Mr. Munson. NovaCentrix also offers traditional silver-based inks setting new standards for economy and performance.