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Sun Chemical, GGI and NRC Introduce Screen-Printable Molecular Inks

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Sun Chemical, Parsippany, New Jersey, has entered into a license agreement to introduce a new family of molecular inks for the printed electronics market with Groupe Graham International (GGI) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

Based on ionic molecules processed through a reduction process, the new IPS family of products will offer a viable alternative to conventional polymer thick film conductive inks and serve as a low-cost alternative to nano materials. The IPS family of products include silver and copper metallization options that can be applied by screen, inkjet or other high-speed printing methods.

The molecular inks feature sub-micron trace thickness that will enable the production of narrow traces in thin dielectric layers on a variety of applications, including in-mold electronics (IME), printed antenna, displays, EMI/RFI and sensors. The molecular ink technology developed by GGI and the NRC will be produced by Sun Chemical and promoted collaboratively by all three organizations.

For more information, visit www.ggi-international.com, www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/pe or www.sunchemical.com.