The Metalon ICI Series of Copper Oxide Reduction Inks The ICI inks were developed to provide very low cost inks for high-volume applications such as RFID and smart packaging. These inks in commercial volumes are , at order sizes of 500kg or larger$75/kg. For smaller quantities, pricing is as low as $100. The inks are based on the use of copper oxide nanoparticles in aqueous dispersion. After printing, the inks are converted to copper by using the energy from a PulseForge tool to drive and modulate a reduction reaction in-situ. The result is a mesoporous copper structure with excellent conductivity at a fraction of the cost of a comparable silver-based deposition. Copper inks require overcoat after curing to prevent long-term re-oxidation of the copper metal. While performance is best on microporous or porous substrates, some types of non-porous substrates may also be used. Please contact us directly for more information
Metalon silver inks are formulated for range of applications, emphasizing performance and economy. Off-the-shelf inks for inkjet, screen, flexo, gravure, and spray/aerosol are available. Our silver inks can be processed using traditional thermal methods as well as using the PulseForge tools. In some cases, a short (1-3 minute) drying time is suggested prior to processing with a PulseForge tool. Processing conditions are currently being developed which would remove the need for even a brief dry cycle.
NovaCentrix purchased the ink technology and some other assets of PChem associates in March 2014 and is now glad to offer their complete line of inks. Following NovaCentrix’s acquisition of PChem’s nano silver ink technology, IP and other key assets manufacturing of all PChem products takes place at the NovaCentrix facility, with the inks maintaining their PChem product designators. The new NovaCentrix products include rapid curing flexographic inks PFI-722 and PXI-4180, screen printable inks PSI-211 and PSI-219, and PSPI-700 spray ink. The new NovaCentrix inks enable cost effective products with superior conductivity through more efficient utilization of metals such as high-performance silver. Additionally, due to scaling efficiencies at NovaCentrix, the PChem inks are now available at reduced pricing. The PChem nano silver flexo and screen inks have been well known for offering the best conductivity at the lowest cost. Please visit our online store for sample quantity purchasing. For larger volumes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.