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Chimet Launches Stretchable Conductive Ink

Published on 2017-05-01. Author : SpecialChem

The thick Film Div. of Chimet SpA, the Italian based refiner of precious metals, has developed a new stretchable conductive ink for the integration of electronic in fabrics.

Ag520EI - Stretchable Conductive Ink

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  • Ag520EI can be screen printed on substrates that undergo repeated elongations
  • It is a silver filled thermoplastic ink that cures in few minutes at 120°C
  • It is compatible with many substrates including TPU, PVC and PET and is washable with proper encapsulation and compatible with laminated processes

Third part investigations confirm the superior capability to tolerate large strain levels compared to the competitor’s materials. They confirm that Ag520EI has better conformability to the unique topography of the skin than competitor’s materials. That makes Ag520EI a natural choice for screen printed electrodes.

Main applications for Ag520EI includes but are not limited to stretchable bioelectronics for medical devices, low voltage circuits for wearables and strain sensors in general.

Ag520EI is the 1st generation of Chimet’s stretchable inks; R&D department is working to complete the family with additional materials including resistive carbon inks, encapsulation ink and silver ink for ultra fine line printability (up to 50μ). Anyway the R&D department is open to customize new inks for strategic business project in collaboration with the printed devices manufacturers.

About Chimet SpA

Chimet’s philosophy is aimed at optimizing production processes, obtaining the highest level of yield in terms of quality and quantity, while ensuring the safeguarding of the environment.

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Source: Chimet
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