In-mold and stretchable printed electronics

Stretch your imagination to the limitless potential of our inks

There are no boundaries on the possibilities for our latest generation of stretchable inks and paste. Whether you are developing innovative functional vehicle interior and exterior surfaces, high performance “smart” uniforms for military and first-responders, or cutting edge wireless sensors for medical patient and athletes, NAMICS will provide your company with the solutions that carry your ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace.

NAMICS’ novel stretchable inks and paste provide designers and engineers the freedom to develop the next generation of in-mold electronics (IME), advanced flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), or smart fabrics with unmatched reliability and cutting-edge technology.  

Product Overview

XE181 Series, Silver Based Ink

The silver-based conductive material XE181 series is designed for printing interconnects of low-voltage circuitry on rigid sheet for thermoforming applications or elastic film and textile.  This novel material offers low resistivity, approximately 2 x 10-5 Ω-cm, capable for deep draw thermoformed parts or high stretch-ability and bending on flexible substrates.  The XE181 series can be stretched to double its length when applied on a highly stretchable substrate such as TPU (thermoplastic urethane while maintain high conductivity then recover to almost its initial resistance once returned to original size.  The XE181 is easily applied to a wide variety of substrates such as urethanes, polyester elastomers, PET, untreated polyolefins and polycarbonates with capability of fine line printing down to 100 um line.

XE182 Series, Carbon Based Ink

The carbon-based material XE182 series exhibits a resistance value of approximately 1 Ω · cm allowing it to be used for printing interconnects or a PTC (positive temperature coefficient) function in a low power heater offering uniform heating, thin thickness and flexible design on thermoforming parts or elastic film and textile.  The high stretchability of XE181 silver-based material offers high reliability due to excellent moisture resistance for a robust solution.

XE184 Series, Stretchable Conductive Adhesive

The stretchable conductive adhesive XE184 series is used to bond components, such as LEDS, sensors, and connectors, to sheets before thermoforming or elastic film and textile with high flexibility due to low elastic modulus and ability to cure as low as 70⁰C.  The XE184 series has been formulated to be easily dispense using standard dispense equipment for ease of manufacturing.

XE185 Series, Dielectric Ink

The insulating material XE185 series is designed to protect conductive circuits, especially on wearable applications, or insulator for cross-over circuits offering maintaining high stretchability and excellent insulation with conductive past.  The XE185 dramatically improves the wash resistance of the overall circuitry to meet stringent industry requirements.

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