Carbon Conductive Ink
- Low friction rate, providing lubrication
- Remarkable thermal stability
- Work in very low temperatures
- Chemically inert
- It can be applied to various substances
- Excellent electrical conductivity and is flexible
- Easy to use and handle
Description and Specification Carbon Conductive Ink
Carbon Conductive Ink is a unique ink formulation involving carbon nanoparticles as an ingredient. It is also known as CNTs Ink. These particles are highly conductive and thus carry an electric charge. Conductive inks provide a great way to have electrical properties for the applications of inks. Often, they help draw electrical circuits on paper. Moreover, they are an affordable and economical alternative to the traditional ways of leaving conductive traces.
There are various types of conductive inks: silver inks, copper inks, carbon nanotube inks, conductive polymer inks, carbon/ graphene inks, and much more. Minute particles of Metals (silver or copper) are used in the formulation of metal inks, unlike carbon or graphene inks that use carbon, which is organic. However, copper is preferable over silver as it is cheaper. Silver inks have a conductivity of 105 S/m. Carbon inks are organic inks having conductivities of approximately 102–103 S/m, which is lesser than silver inks.
The carbon ink comprises CNTs or nanoparticles and solvents as its ingredients. Therefore, researchers also denote them by carbon nanotube inks. The solvents bind the nanoparticles to make a liquid or paste of the CNTs. This ink is used on surfaces that allow the solvents to evaporate when it encounters the air, thus leaving a solid connection between the CNT particles. When the researcher passes an electric charge through it, the carbon nanotubes strong bonds help them pass on a non-conductive surface.
At Techinstro, we manufacture and sell top-quality conductive ink at reasonable rates. We also sell CNT in powder and dispersed form for the researcher to experiment with carbon nanotube ink.
Properties of Carbon Conductive Ink
• It has a low friction rate, providing lubrication.
• It also shows remarkable thermal stability and can work in very low temperatures.
• It is chemically inert and, therefore, can be applied to various substances.
• It has excellent electrical conductivity and is flexible.
• Easy to use and handle.
Applications of Carbon Conductive Ink
• It is standard in printing technology, such as inkjet printers, label printing, switches, etc.
• It is useful for electrical membranes in computer keyboards and chip-less RFID technological applications.
• Resistive traces of carbon nanotube inks are useful for windshield defrosters and act as an antenna on the rear window glass.
• It is an affordable alternative to applying resistors and conductors to various non-conductive mediums such as plastics, ceramics, paper, polyester/polyimide films, laminates, and many other surfaces by the process of screen-printing.
• Gold, nickel, resistors, shielding surfaces, discrete resistors, cross-over conductors, and much more is replaceable by carbon nanotube ink in PCB as it saves space and helps the gadget get smaller in size.
• It is useful in manufacturing heating elements like heated mirrors in automobile electronics, low-volt batteries, and touch screen panels.
• 3-d printing, 3D antennas, conformal printing, Flexible hybrid electronics, etc. use conductive inks.
How To Use It?
• Take the jar and shake it well with the lid still closed.
• Open the jar and insert a stirrer, so the ink has the same consistency.
• Take a pallet and pour the ink on it. The researcher can use a measuring cup for this if they will.
• Dip a sponge roller in ink and let it collect the ink. Then roll it on the surface.
• The ink dries up in 15-20 minutes.
• For more conductivity, the researcher can roll over the dried sheet with a metal rolling pin. The more the client compresses (press it hard) over the dried ink, the better conductivity it will give.
• Similarly, the researcher can fill the ink in pen and use it to draw circuits.
• The researcher can also use various stencils for screen-printing using this ink.
Carbon conductive ink is harmful to humans. Researchers need to follow the precautions strictly.
• There are high chances of the ink exposing to the researcher’s skin. This might cause irritation and itching. Therefore, use gloves when handling the product.
• The inks might release toxic fumes, which are hazardous to health when inhaled. Always use a mask while using the product and have proper ventilation in the working area.
• Use goggles to protect the eyes from accidental exposure to the ink.
• Use an apron or PPE kit to protect your clothes.
• Cover the surface with paper or any other material, so it is easy to clean if the ink spills.
What To Do If
• The ink spills on the skin – immediately wash the area with soap and water. If itching and irritation occur, consult a doctor.
• Inhalation of toxic fumes – rush out to get in the open fresh air. If someone is unconscious, give mouth-to-mouth respiration and rush to the hospital.
• Contact with eyes – immediately splash clean and cool water into one’s eyes. If irritation, itching, blur vision occurs, rush to the doctor immediately.
Why Choose Us?
We have a vision of a brighter future and aim to work towards it. Our firm has proficiency in nanotech for as long as 14 years and imbibes professionals with 12+ years. Along with carbon conductive ink, we manufacture and sell different types of carbon nanotubes such as single-walled carbon nanotubes, double-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, and functional groups of nanotubes such as the Carboxylic (COOH), Hydroxyl (OH), and Amine (NH2). We assure that our clients receive high-quality products at reasonable and affordable prices and on-time delivery. The requirements of our clients are our topmost priority; therefore, we also sell customized products per our clients’ requests.