DuPont Microcircuit Materials to Feature Innovative New Inks at Printed Electronics USA

Advanced Materials Enable Wearable, In-Mold, High- and Low-Temperature Electronics

 

DuPont’s new in-mold electronic inks enable circuits to be printed directly onto plastic substrates, and allow touch controls, such as electronic buttons, switches and slides, to be readily integrated in applications such as home appliances and automobiles.

Research Triangle Park, N.C., Nov. 16, 2015 – DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) will feature its newest printed electronic technologies and key industry insights during Printed Electronics USA 2015, Nov. 18-19, in Santa Clara, Calif.  New materials include conductive inks for wearable and in-mold electronics, and materials that can be processed at very high or low temperatures, expanding the range of applications in the growing printed electronics field.  DuPont experts also will share their views on the industry and enabling technologies in three key technical forums during the event.  These initiatives are consistent with DuPont’s aim to continue expanding its product offering and leadership position in the printed electronics market.

“DuPont continues to push the limits of printed electronics with advanced materials for a broadening range of applications,” said Steven Willoughby, global segment leader, DuPont Microcircuit Materials. “Thanks to these types of innovations, the opportunities for printed electronics are practically endless.”

At booth #121, DuPont will highlight:

  • New prototypes for wearable electronics, including a sensing headband, gaming gloves, shoe insole, and biometric shirt; all made using DuPont stretchable electronic ink materials. The inks provide a manufacturing-ready alternative to traditional methods of embedding electronics in clothing and are used to create thin, form-fitting circuits that can be seamlessly bonded with many standard fabrics.  New inks for wearable electronics being introduced this year include DuPont™ PE671 and PE971 sensor materials, DuPont™ PE873 and PE874 conductor materials with improved stretch, and DuPont™ PE773 encapsulant with improved printability.
  • A new suite of in-mold electronic inks designed to help streamline electronic devices by reducing the need for rigid circuit boards.  These inks enable circuits to be printed directly onto plastic substrates, and allow touch controls, such as electronic buttons, switches and slides, to be readily integrated in applications such as home appliances and automobiles.  An in-mold electronics demonstration highlighting capacitive touch under high humidity will be on display in DuPont’s booth and on Demonstration Street, an area at Printed Electronics USA dedicated to showing working products using printed electronic technologies.
  • New low-temperature inks that cure quickly at temperatures as low as 60°C, opening up the possibility for printed electronics designers to use less expensive plastic films.
  • New DuPont™ Kapton™ polyimide inks for high-temperature printed electronic applications such as heaters. 

DuPont experts will present during three key technical forums at the show:

  • “In Mold Electronics: The Next Generation Human Machine Interface Technology,” will be presented by John Voultos, segment manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials, on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 12:20 p.m. ET in Grand Ballroom G.
  • “The Missing Link for Smart Clothing – Manufacturable Stretchable Electronics,” will be presented by Michael Burrows, segment manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials, on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4:45 p.m. ET in Great America Ballroom J.
  • “Conductive Inks, Film and Transparent Conductive Film,” is a master class that will be led by John Crumpton, technical support engineer, DuPont Microcircuit Materials, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. ET in the 200 suite of rooms.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is a leading innovator and high-volume supplier of electronic inks and pastes that offers a broad range of printed electronic materials commercially available today. The growing portfolio of DuPont MCM electronic inks is used in many applications, including forming conductive traces, capacitor and resistor elements, and dielectric and encapsulating layers that are compatible with many substrate surfaces including polymer, 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 consumer electronics, automotive, photovoltaic, biomedical, 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.