DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces Three New Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics

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Delivering Manufacturers More than 20 Percent Savings vs. Other Silver-based Conductors

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DuPont PE815, PE825 and PE850 conductor inks represent breakthrough technologies with a balance of properties that can significantly reduce the impact of silver market fluctuations

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is introducing three new screen printed conductor materials for the printed electronics market, designed to offset the rising cost of silver. Utilizing proprietary technology and under typical processing conditions used for many printed electronic applications, DuPont PE815, PE825 and PE850 conductor inks provide low resistivity with more than 20 percent potential cost savings for manufacturers. DuPont MCM highlighted these and more innovations in its expanding portfolio of functional inks and pastes for the growing printed electronics industry during Printed Electronics USA 2012.

“Since 2005, the increased price of silver has created a challenge for printed electronics manufacturers - it’s a cost competitive market, yet, no one can afford to compromise performance and quality,” said Scott Gordon, business development manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials. “DuPont PE815, PE825 and PE850 conductor inks represent breakthrough technologies with a balance of properties that can significantly reduce the impact of silver market fluctuations, while maintaining the performance characteristics required to help our customers successfully compete in today’s market.”

DuPont PE825 and PE850 are designed for use with standard thermal curing techniques, while the DuPont PE815 is designed for use with photonic curing equipment such as the NovaCentrix PulseForge® and Xenon Sinteron™ tools that provide manufacturers low temperature processing and fast drying for high speed roll-to-roll production capability. All three DuPont products are suitable for use in printed electronics applications such as membrane switches, RFID, electroluminescent lighting and other emerging applications including flexible displays.

During Printed Electronics USA 2012, DuPont MCM also featured other new products, including PV419, the newest DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization for high efficiency thin film solar cells. DuPont MCM also presented a technical paper at the conference titled, “Recent Advances in Printed Conductors to Meet the Cost and Performance Needs of Emerging Printed Electronic Applications.”

DuPont MCM is an established high-volume supplier of electronic inks and pastes and offers a broad range of printed electronic materials commercially available today. This growing range of DuPont MCM functional inks is used for 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.

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12/13/12

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