Overview

Applications

Our materials find application in a broad range of industries including; energy, automotive, electronics, display and lighting, telecommunications and building and construction. Examples of applications include:
Smart Glass: our high electrical conductivity and durable conductive materials are used in the fabrication of the electronic bus-bar strips for smart windows use.
Heaters: our overcoat, conductive adhesive and conductive inks are tailored for use in either transparent or more standard printed heater coils.
Antenna : the use of our high electrical conductivity copper, silver or carbon inks ensures that high frequency antenna systems can be cost effectively manufactured.
Printed Circuit Board: our high performance conductive inks and adhesive materials, which are capable of withstanding high temperature processing can be used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards.
Sensors: our range of graphene inks and conductive inks provide all the material needed to produce high sensitivity sensors such as strain gauges and thermocouples.
Solar/photovoltaic: Our conductive and insulating materials offer long lifetime performance for use in the manufacture of high efficiency thin film solar cells.
Display: Our overcoat materials used in combination with our conductive silver and copper based conductive materials are used in OLED and Touch displays.
Our materials utilise an environmentally friendly and cost effective additive approach.

Advantages of the Additive Approach

Printed electronics offers a revolutionary way to produce new electronic based applications. The use of well-established printing processes from the graphics industry combined with low temperature or light based processing to produce functional layers, ensures the following benefits:
Broad range of substrates can now be used. New applications can be developed by printing directly on substrates such as plastics, paper and textiles for applications such as advanced packaging, security and lighting.
Direct printing of electronic structures only where required. Use of additive processing ensures a low cost production process and more environmentally friendly process that creates significantly reduced levels of waste and power requirements.
Fast prototyping is enabling rapid design evaluation. Simplified processing enables prototyping and evaluation of circuit designs ensuring rapid product development cycles
Incorporation of electronic layers into 3D printed objects. The ability to print functional layers through a variety of digital print heads ensures compatibility with 3D printing technology.
High resolution printing enables a step change in feature size reduction. Subtractive processes have inherent limitations on resolution due to the need for non-directional etching processes that limit track widths. Direct printing, through electrostatic spray technology or aerosol techniques, enables this limitation to be overcome enabling fine line structures to be produced.
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