Transparent conductive inks
Creative Materials announces 124-31, a flexible translucent conductive ink and coating offering between 75 and 90 percent opacity. 124-31 offers excellent mechanical properties, various printing options and less waste. 124-31 is an excellent substitute when the opacity and conductivity of ITO is not needed. This flexible translucent conductive ink and coating can provide conductivities as low as 4 ohm-cm.
Creative Materials' translucent conductive ink and coating features excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates without prior surface treatments.During tests conducted by CMI, 124-31 proved to have better resistance to creasing and scratching than its ITO alternative which has a tendency to crack and break during bending. In addition 124-31 has better solvent resistance than PEDOT.
The optical properties of this product allow the end user to print conductive traces with limited opacity at thicknesses up to and over a mil. Another great advantage of this conductive product is that the end-user has the ability to print the exact patterns required.
Some applications for 124-31 include, but are not limited to high-resolution touch screen displays and electronic labels. This translucent conductive ink and coating is especially great for printed electroluminescent panels since crystal clear definition is not needed. 124-31 is a screen-printable product. Other versions are available.
Source: creativematerials.comAdded: 8 May 2009