Fine-Line Epoxy Ink Recommended for Printed Electronics Applications

Printed Electronics Fine-Line Epoxy InkCreative Materials, Inc., introduces 125-26, an exceptional conductive ink for screen- printing circuits with fine-line widths and spaces. Creative Materials is expanding its line of products for the printed electronics market. Our newest product, 125-26A/B119-44 is a flexible two-part epoxy ink that features superior adhesion to ITO-coated surfaces and other low surface-energy substrates. This product has been used successfully in printed electronics applications and is recommended where high-performance on coated substrates is necessary.

Tyngsboro, MA – October 2010 – Creative Materials, Inc., introduces 125-26A/B119-44, Electrically Conductive Fine-Line Flexible Two-Part Epoxy Ink, for the printed electronics industry. Available as a two-component system, 125-26A/B119-44 features excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates, including transparent conductive oxides and low surface-energy substrates. In addition, it is resistant to scratching and creasing. Able to print fine circuit traces, 125-26 has many applications in the printed electronics industry, including touch screens, solar cell circuits, and RFID applications.

The current challenge in the micro-technology industry is to pack more components into a smaller area, allowing for other components to take that place. Advances in printed electronics have begun to address this challenge. The ability to use printed circuits for touch screen displays greatly reduces the bezel area needed to hide the trace lines, allowing increased viewable area of the display. Future printed electronics applications will expand to NFC (near field communication) -enabled devices. The NFC applications are limitless, including card emulation in mobile phones, mobile payment, electronic ticketing, identification systems, electronic keys, etc.

The demand for fine-line printing is driving the printed electronics market, and Creative Materials is able to address this demand with 125-26. Narrow traces laid down with 125-26 present a high profile with a fine line, allowing the same conductivity within a tighter space. Creative Materials’ fine line inks are capable of line widths and spaces as small as 50 to 75 microns. This product has a proven track record, having been customized from a highly successful conductive ink with many applications in printed electronics. A very resilient product, 125-26 offers low sensitivity to handling, abrasion and solvents, as well as providing excellent adhesion to coated substrates. In addition, 125-26 is RoHS compliant.

This product joins Creative Materials’ complete line of inks created for printed electronics applications. Please visit our web site for further details and to obtain a copy of the product data sheet.

Creative Materials

Creative Materials, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of electrically conductive inks, coatings, and adhesives. Products from Creative Materials are used in electronic components for computers, keyboards, cell phones, solar collectors, automobiles and aircraft, for medical electrodes, medical instruments, and heating equipment. Creative Materials is ISO 9001 certified, with an extensive product line that includes more than 1,000 products. The company is renowned for creating custom formulations that are used in a wide variety of global applications, providing cost-effective design solutions for demanding production requirements. With over 80 years of experience in the adhesives, ink and coating industry, our staff combines technical expertise with nimble production capabilities, enabling us to reduce time-to-market for new product applications.

Our products are manufactured to order, with typical lead times of two or more weeks. Pricing is available upon request. For more information about this and other products, please visit our website at www.creativematerials.com, or contact us at info@creativematerials.com.

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