Options for conductive inks (Smart Labels USA 2005)

Mr Gregory Gaitens, Sales Manager – Americas, Electronic Materials
Acheson Colloids, United States


Acheson & XSYS presentation - updated 5 Jul*
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Presentation Summary

  • Conductive ink options
  • Ink and substrate choices
  • Performance of conductive inks
This presentation is given jointly by Mr Gregory Gaitens, Acheson and Mr Tom Hammer, ANI Printing Inks

Speaker CV

Greg Gaitens holds the position of Sales Manager - Americas, Electronic Materials at Acheson Colloids. After receiving his B.S. in Industry and Technology from Northern Illinois University, Greg worked in the printed electronics industry for 21 years holding management positions in Quality, Marketing, Manufacturing, Operations and New Business Development. Greg joined Acheson in March of 2001. Greg is an active participant in Acheson's Global New Business Development Group focusing on RFID antenna inks and die attach adhesives.

Company Profile

Acheson Electronics Materials is a 40 year old Industry leader in the development and production of Polymer Thick Film (PTF) inks and adhesives for the production of printed electronics including: RFID antenna, membrane switches, electroluminescent lamps, medical sensors, printed resistors and heaters, flex circuit assemblies.
The Acheson/XSYS Print Solutions product line spans the printing processes of flat bed screen, rotary screen, flexographic and gravure. Ink chemistries are available in solvent, waterbased and UV curing systems. Some of the featured products will be the NEW UV Flexographic Silver Conductive Ink, RFD71003 (PD-054), Solvent Screen Silver Conductive Ink RFD71000 (PF-046), High Speed Solvent Flexo/Gravure Silver Conductive Ink RFD71001 (PD-055) and a Waterbased Flexo/Gravure Silver Conductive Ink RFD71003 (PE-001).
The NEW RFD71003 (PD-054) UV Flexo Silver Conductive Ink Features
  • Excellent print accuracy at very high print speeds (200 fpm)
  • High conductivity
  • Enhanced trace edge definition
  • Excellent adhesion to treated and untreated films and paper
  • Excellent press stability
  • Increased productivity, ease of use
  • Very good flexibility and abrasion resistance
  • Long shelf life
Also included in the product line are carbon conductive inks, dielectric insulators and PSA's.