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Posted on April 5, 2011 by  & 

NovaCentrix receives AIMCAL award for copper-based screen ink

NovaCentrix is pleased to announce that it's Metalon® ICI-020 Copper-Oxide Reduction electrically-conductive screen ink has been recognized by AIMCAL in the Materials category of the Technology of the Year competition. NovaCentrix Chief Scientist Dr. Kurt Schroder accepted the award at the recent AIMCAL March Management Meeting 2011 held at The Boulder Resort in Carefree, Arizona.
In the award notification, AIMCAL explained "The cost-saving potential for the growing printed electronics market captured the interest of the judges." "Copper makes printed electronics much more attractive," said one judge, noting, "It could broaden the use of RFID tags to lower-cost products."
Commenting on the award, Stan Farnsworth, VP Marketing said "We are excited and honored at this recognition, which is consistent with the interest and comments we have received from the marketplace."
The Metalon ICI-020 screen ink the latest example of a new class of inks developed by NovaCentrix based on the patent-pending formulation of copper oxide particles and a reduction agent. After printing, these inks are converted to highly-conductive thin-film copper when a PulseForge® tool is used to modulate a high temperature reduction reaction between the copper oxide and the reducing agent.
Additionally, the conversion process happens in ambient air and on low temperature substrates such as paper or plastic at production speeds. The Metalon ICI-020 screen ink, designed for use on paper-based substrates for the smart packaging and RFID markets, is priced in volume at $75/kg.
NovaCentrix's PulseForge tools sinter functional inks in milliseconds on low-temperature, flexible substrates such as paper and plastic. NovaCentrix's tools process a wide array of metal-based conductive inks, as well as non-metallic and semiconductor inks.
NovaCentrix also offers high-performance, economical Metalon conductive inks which work optimally with PulseForge tools.
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The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators is a global nonprofit trade association representing converters of metallized, laminated and coated flexible substrates and their suppliers.
AIMCAL serves as the global forum for the flexible metallizing, coating and laminating industry by providing resources, services and information.
AIMCAL collects and distributes information to increase industry knowledge, while fostering an environment that builds relationships and a spirit of cooperation between member companies worldwide.
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