Dycotec Materials Ltd

…is an advanced materials company developing and manufacturing electrically and thermally conductive, insulator, adhesives and overcoat products. In addition to our standard range of products, we work with our customers to tailor materials specifically to meet their requirements.

Electrically Conductive

Low to high volume supply of silver, carbon, copper, graphene and transparent conductive inks for all common deposition processes including screen, inkjet, aerosol and syringe.

Insulator, reflective and Overcoat

Ultra-durable inks with proven performance for industrial application including automotive, sensors, touch-screen, PCB and solar cell use

Thermally Conductive

High thermal conductivity pastes and sheet materials for automotive, high performance computer processors, MOSFET, IGBT and RF Audio/video devices

Conductive & Insulative Adhesives

A range of high performance adhesives for industrial use including for stretchable applications such as wearables.

Wearable / Stretchable

A range of stretchable conductive and encapsulant inks with high durability performance, low hysteresis and stretchable to greater than 100%.

Tailored/customised development

Tailored material systems which are designed to meet exacting customer performance specifications. We cost effectively develop materials for a wide variety of deposition and curing processes.

Our Product Ranges

Electrically Conductive

Silver Products

Advantages of low temperature cured, high resolution and high electrical conductivity

Carbon Products

Thermoplastic and thermoset products with high durability, low electrical conductivity and compatible with low temperature substrates

Copper Products

Low cost alternative to silver, excellent electromigration performance with low electrical conductivity

Graphene Products

Single and few layer graphene systems for both inkjet and screen print with piezoresistive performance

Transparent Products

Excellent transparency and conductivity, high durability with Dycotec overcoat products

Insulator, reflective and Overcoat

Wearable: Stretchable

Insulator Products

High durability insulators for sequential build up structures for multilayer applications.

Overcoat Products

Ultrahigh durability overcoats offering high transparency, hydrophobicity and excellent wear resistance

UV Reflection Products

Protective coatings that offer protection in extreme UV environments

Stretchable Silver Products

High stretch >100%, low hysteresis for high durability use

Stretchable Encapsultion Products

High stretch >100%, low hysteresis for high durability use

Adhesives

Thermally Conductive

Conductive Products

Rapid cure, high strength conductive adhesives for a range of deposition techniques

Non-Conductive Products

Non-conductive adhesives for screen printing applications 

Thermal Products

High thermal conductivity, non-silicone paste and sheet

Tailored Solutions

Dycotec Materials have unparalleled experience in the development of tailored material solutions for:

  • Electronically conductive printed materials including transparent conductive materials
  • Thermally conductive inks
  • Barrier and overcoat layers designed to protect underlying electronic circuitry
  • Production of insulating dielectric layers
  • Development of coatings technology

We tailor our materials to meet the exacting specification requirements of our customers. We work in close collaboration to ensure materials developed can be readily adopted in production by ensuring the inks are compatible with existing process technology including deposition techniques such as ink-jet, screen and syringe printing.

Custom Developments

To support our customers’ product development, using our advanced materials systems, we work collaboratively by:

  • Developing designs/concepts.
  • Manufacture of prototype systems.
  • Evaluate products in appropriate testing environments to ISO/ASTM standards.
  • Development of any required process technology.

To provide this service we have a dedicated engineering team with a diverse range of skill sets including capabilities in software development, electronics design and 3D mechanical design and assembly. This enables Dycotec Materials to efficiently take our customers’ concepts from prototype to product launch.

Our skills include:

  • Electronic Design with expertise in digital and analogue design, RF and embedded software. We have a range of print facilities to enable rapid prototype evaluation and a suite of dedicated test facilities to assess performance.
  • Software Development we have the experience and expertise to cost effectively develop our customer software applications from business analysis and scoping, to code development using .NET, usually C# or VB.Net languages, and software testing.
  • 3D Mechanical Design with dedicated engineering staff developing designs using Solidworks and AutoCAD. Designs are often simulated or modelled to ensure a more optimised solution and lower risk of iteration at the manufacturing stage. We have machining facilities to enable rapid prototype design.

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:

Our materials utilise an environmentally friendly and cost effective additive approach.

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.

Solar/photovoltaic

Our conductive and insulating materials offer long lifetime performance for use in the manufacture of high efficiency thin film solar cells.

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.

Antenna

The use of our high electrical conductivity copper, silver or carbon inks ensures that high frequency antenna systems can be cost effectively manufactured.

Touch Screen

Our overcoat materials used in combination with our conductive silver and copper based conductive materials are used in OLED and Touch displays.