Conductive ink and materials suppliers discuss how requirements for flexible and printed electronics have evolved.
David Savastano, Editor02.28.18
As the market for flexible and printed electronics has grown in recent years, so have the needs for the conductive inks and other materials that help drive these devices. Industry leaders offered their insights into the changes in the requirements.
“Customers are now much more educated as far as what their ink requirements are,” said Stan Farnsworth, chief marketing officer for NovaCentrix. “Early on in the space, electrical conductivity was the paramount requirement, whereas these days clients know they also need printability and adhesion. We’ve also seen growth in interest in inkjet printing, with clients purchasing systems with integrated print/cure capabilities.”
“It is clear that printed electronics manufacturers must be convinced that any innovation will enhance the device, be competitive, and have a reliable global supply infrastructure,” said Roy Bjorlin, global commercial and strategic initiatives director, Sun Chemical A
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