DuPont Microcircuit Materials Expands Printed Electronics Product Line

Four New Low Silver Conductive Inks Enable Cost Savings for a Broader Range of Applications

Research Triangle Park, NC, November 19, 2013 - DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) announced today that it is expanding its suite of low silver, conductive ink materials specifically tailored for membrane touch switch (MTS), radio-frequency identification (RFID), and wearable electronic applications.  DuPont will highlight its new offerings and the rest of its innovative product portfolio at the upcoming Printed Electronics USA 2013, November 20 – 21 in Santa Clara, Calif., at booth H08.

“Because DuPont has been a leading supplier of advanced materials for the electronics industry for many years, we are in a unique position to address the needs of the rapidly growing printed electronics market,” said John Voultos, business development manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials.  “Last year we introduced the DuPont PE8XX offering to help address the rising cost of silver.  Now we are continuing to demonstrate our leadership and focus in this space by expanding our offering to include four new products specifically designed for key applications within the industry.”

Designed to balance conductivity needs with cost concerns, the DuPont PE8XX materials leverage proprietary DuPont technology in order to deliver higher conductivity from precious metals.  The product suite announced today includes the following:

  • DuPont PE825 and PE826 - specifically designed for MTS applications where cost is key
  • DuPont PE815 - for RFID applications to help drive improved radio frequency performance 
  • DuPont PE871 - for wearable electronics applications that balance conductivity and washability

DuPont will exhibit this product suite at this year’s Printed Electronics USA show.  In addition, DuPont will deliver a keynote presentation on Nov. 21 at 5:30pm PST entitled “The Secret to Printed Electronics Growth - Collaboration” as well as teach a master class session on Nov. 19 at 9:00am PST entitled “Polymer Thick Film Overview.”  DuPont Teijin Films will also be exhibiting at the booth H08 location, featuring their new optically clear, refractive index matched "TCH" polyester films for touch sensors.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is an established high-volume supplier of electronic inks and pastes that offers a broad range of printed electronic materials commercially available today. This growing range of DuPont MCM functional inks is used in applications such as forming conductive traces, capacitor and resistor elements, and dielectric and encapsulating layers that are compatible with many substrate surfaces including polyester, glass and ceramic.  MCM has over 40 years of experience in the development, manufacture, sale and support of specialized thick film compositions for a variety of electronic applications in the automotive, display, photovoltaic, biomedical, industrial, military and telecommunications markets.  For more information on DuPont Microcircuit Materials, visit http://mcm.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.