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Ciba enters printable electronics market with conductive inks for high-speed application

Published on 2007-04-18. Author : SpecialChem

Basel, Switzerland -- Ciba is entering the printable electronics market with a new range of conductive inks for radio frequency identification (RFID) antennas, packaging and graphic arts applications. Ciba® XYMARA™ Electra inks can be applied at high speeds and have superior line definition and resolution. The first generation of inks has been designed for rotary screen and flat bed screen printing; inks for other printing methods are in preparation.

Ciba enters printable electronics market with conductive inks for high-speed application

"Ciba is the first European-based multinational company to supply conductive inks," said Mike Mordente, Global Head of Ciba's Imaging & Inks Business Line. "Thanks to our proximity to the market, we will be able to supply the inks very quickly."

Conductive inks allow a product to provide information via an RFID antenna. XYMARA™ Electra inks complement other functional effects offered by Ciba for applications such as electronic materials and smart packaging.

Ciba® XYMARA™ Electra inks will be presented at the Printed Electronics Europe Conference, April 17-19 in Cambridge, UK and at the European Coatings Show from May 8-10 in Nuremberg, Germany at stand no. 650 in Hall 4.

Media briefing at the European Coatings Show takes place on May 9, 2007 at 15.00 in the Helsinki Room, Congress Center Nürnberg (CCN) Ost in the Nuremberg fairgrounds.

Ciba (SWX: CIBN, NYSE: CSB) is a leading global company dedicated to producing high-value effects for its customers' products. We strive to be the partner of choice for our customers, offering them innovative products and one-stop expert service. We create effects that improve the quality of life - adding performance, protection, color and strength to plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal care products and much more. Ciba is active in more than 120 countries around the world and is committed to be a leader in its chosen markets. In 2006, the Company's continued operations generated sales of CHF 6.4 billion and invested CHF 270 million in R&D.

Source: Ciba

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