Creative Materials introduces washable conductive inks and coatings for wearable printed electronics
Creative Materials (Ayer, Massachusetts) recently introduced its new 127-48 series of conductive inks and coatings designed for manufacturing printed electronic circuits on washable textiles. These products have proven to be among the best performing products of their kind in the industry and are able to withstand a minimum of 50 machine wash and heated dryer cycles. Available in several variations, 127-48 inks offer new possibilities for smart textiles, as well as the facility for use in many wearable printed electronics applications: 127-48 is a highly conductive silver ink/coating; 127-48E is a medical silver/silver chloride version; and 127-48LR is a carbon ink/coating.
The 127-48 series inks are stretchable and breathable and are designed for direct printing onto synthetic fabrics, including polyester, spandex and nylon, with no need for dielectric encapsulation to ensure wash durability. These products are very flexible, resistant to creasing and have excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates. Application methods include screen-printing, syringe dispensing, dip coating or roll coating methods. Applications include wearable electrodes, biosensors, heart rate monitoring, pressure sensors and conductive wire replacement.
Products from Creative Materials are used in a variety of applications that provide cost-effective design solutions for demanding production requirements. Creative Materials is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. The company has extensive experience in the functional adhesive, ink and coating industry, combining technical expertise with nimble production capabilities, enabling a reduction in time-to-market for new product applications.
Caption: The latest series of conductive inks from Creative Materials is washable and stretchable (photo: Creative Materials)