The conductivities and performance of the ink are comparable with commercially available silver pastes, the company says.

“Following the launch of our CI-002 nanoparticle copper inkjet ink last year, we have been overwhelmed with requests for a comparable screen print version utilising the same generic technology,” said sales & marketing director, Ian Clark. “Numerous potential end users are already assessing trial quantities in security, RFID and smart packaging applications and we expect commercial applications to be realised within the next few months.”
Larger production quantities will be available from late 2011 as production scaling is implemented at Intrinsiq’s new Rochester NY facility. Custom ink formulations are also possible and functionalised nanoparticles are available for customers who wish to formulate their own inks. The CP copper screen print ink and Intrinsiq CI copper inkjet ink are the first in a range of novel conductive inks, with nanoparticle nickel, aluminium and silicon inks to be launched later in 2011 and 2012.