DuPont MCM launches next-generation conductive ink


DuPont Microcircuit and Components Materials (MCM; Wilmington, Delaware) has announced the launch of 5881, a new Silver/Silver Chloride (Ag/AgCl) conductive ink/paste for healthcare applications.

Remote patient monitoring is a growing need that leads to demand for increased reliability and accuracy of devices that measure patients’ most critical health vital signs throughout the day, including heart rate, respiratory function, and blood glucose levels. DuPont MCM’s 5881 conductive ink (also called a thick film paste) was designed with healthcare applications like these in mind. Its excellent conductivity and low electrode polarisation allow manufacturers to design devices like skin patches and continuous blood glucose monitors with a high rate of electrical feedback, helping to give patients accurate health information.

“The launch of 5881 Silver/Silver Chloride conductive paste builds on DuPont MCM’s long term commitment to our customers in the healthcare field,” said Fallyn Flaherty-Earp, global marketing leader, Microcircuit and Components Materials. “Through our continued collaborations with our customers, we are able to develop products to meet the increased needs of doctors and patients that utilise these devices every day by helping provide confidence in real time information on the health of the patient.”

Benefits of using of 5881:

  • Low electrode polarisation
  • High conductivity
  • High coverage
  • Excellent stability on contact with high-salt gels
  • Excellent long-term printability
  • Excellent manufacturing repeatability

Application uses for 5881:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Respiratory monitoring
  • Blood gas sensors

Caption: DuPont Microcircuit and Components Materials (MCM) is a leading global supplier of printable, stretchable, and moldable functional inks and pastes (photo: DuPont MCM)

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