Cost-Effective and Non-Toxic Conductive Ink for Various Electronic Applications
Conductive ink, a functional ink that can conduct electricity, has emerged as an innovative and promising approach to revolution the manufacturing processes of electronics industry. There has been a rising enthusiasm for novel technologies dedicated to producing conductive inks, drawing growing interest from both the academic and industrial sectors. Compared to conventional silicon-based electronic devices that are more expensive and difficult to produce, these conductive inks empower the creation of printed electronic devices, offering notable advantages such as high flexibility, customisability, and cost-effectiveness.
The technology owner has developed a simple synthesis process to fabricate conductive ink that exhibits excellent electrical performance. The as-synthesised conductive ink has been formulated to achieve a remarkable low resistance value, ranging from 557.4 Ω to 0.80 kΩ. As resistance is the inverse of conductivity, the low resistance value endows such conductive ink with excellent electrical conductivity even on a non-conductive paper substrate. Beyond functionality, such conductive ink is non-toxic, waterproof, and inherently economical, making it a cost-effective and sustainable solution.
The technology owner is seeking co-development, out-licensing and test-bedding opportunities with industrial partners to deploy such conductive ink in various applications, i.e., printed electronics, semiconductors, sensors, energy storage, STEM educational tools, etc.