Inks for printed electronics suit antenna applications
Historically, electronic inks have required curing temperatures between 100°C and 140°C restricting electronic substrates to those that can survive at high temperatures. The DuPont™ PE827 and PE828 low-temperature inks cure at as low as 60°C, opening up the possibility for printed electronics designers to use less expensive plastic films. By expanding substrate choices, the possibility for implementing printed electronics in new applications continues to grow. Potential applications could include printed antennas, sensor applications, heated surfaces and smart packaging applications.
Substrates that are now viable options for printed electronics include PVC, polystyrene, high-density polyethylene, and acrylic polymers, among others.
“This really opens new doors for application designers,” said Kerry Adams, segment manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials. “As DuPont continues to expand its portfolio of advanced materials to meet the needs of the printed electronics market, we continue to look for ways to offer cost savings and the potential to put electronics into almost any device.”