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Clariant Acquires Nano-silver Ink Tech. Developed Under Trademark Bayink® from Bayer Group

Published on 2013-04-02. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant International AG acquired the nano-silver ink technology platform developed under the trademark Bayink® from Bayer Group (Germany). The transaction comprises all patents, know-how and materials related to Bayer's nano-silver ink technology. Clariant will continue to work closely with existing customers and cooperation partners to further develop nano-silver inks and its applications. "The acquisition will strengthen our portfolio of new materials for the electronics and energy markets", said Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of the Executive Committee.

Nano silver inks are printable on various substrates like polymers, glass, or silicon. They are applicable in a wide variety of emerging applications for printed electronics, e.g., printed circuit boards, radio frequency identification devices (RFID) or photovoltaic panels. Nano-silver inks provide excellent conductivity by spending fewer amounts of precious metal using advanced printing technologies such as ink-jet or aerosol printing.

"Nano silver inks are an important step to develop a sustainable innovation platform for functional inks in addition to our product portfolio for printing inks which will provide unique solutions to our customers using our core competencies in surfactants and formulation technology", said Frank Küber, Head of New Business Development at Clariant.

Bayink® is a registered Trademark of Bayer AG and was not acquired by Clariant International AG as part of the transaction.

About Bayer Group

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer's products and services are designed to benefit people and improve the quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.

About Clariant

As one of the world's leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. The Company's portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, their research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of its time. These include energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and conserving finite resources. The Company's business units are divided into six market segments: Consumer Care, Industrial Applications, Plastics & Coatings, Energy, Resources, and Bio Tech.

Source: Clariant

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