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Aculon Receives Patent for Utilization of Metallic Nanoparticles in Electric Conductive Inks

Published on 2011-10-31. Author : SpecialChem

Aculon, Inc., a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for utilizing metallic nanoparticles in electric conductive inks.

United States Patent Application No. 61/337,960 discloses an electroconductive ink with metallic nanoparticles. The ink contains an organophosphorus acid that increases adhesion between the deposited metallic layer and the substrate to which the metallic layer is applied. The invention also provides for a process for applying the compositions to substrates such as would be used in making electronic devices.

"One of the key focuses for our technology is to improve adhesion and its use in electroconductive inks is a very interesting application of our technology. We believe that this technology fills a significant gap where alternative electroconductive inks have fallen short in conductivity and adhesion," comments Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon.

About Aculon

Aculon, Inc. commercializes unique surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. The Princeton intellectual property includes two issued patents and seven pending applications, with Aculon as the exclusive worldwide licensee for non-biological applications. Aculon has substantially strengthened its IP position with 15 new inventions beyond the original Princeton discoveries. In total, Aculon owns and licensees a portfolio of 25 exclusive, global patents.

Source: Aculon

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