SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), a leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW) carbon nanotubes (CNT), will display its family of conductive and semi-conductive CNT inks for flexible printed electronics at the FlexTech Alliance 2013 Flexible Electronics and Displays Conference and Exhibition. SWeNT will be exhibiting in booth 48, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.
SWeNT currently produces solvent-based and aqueous inks that incorporate SWeNT’s Single-Wall CNTs (SWCNTs). Combined with SWeNT’s unique ability to tailor the synthesis of CNT materials for applications (using its patented CoMoCAT process), the inks enable customers to print large area, low-cost devices for a wide range of applications including affordable photovoltaics, printed electronics and displays.
SWeNT’s V-series inks eliminate the need for subtractive patterning, and contain no volatile additives such as dispersants or viscosity modifiers which require secondary processing to remove. The solvent based inks are currently available for screen printing and rod coating, while flexographic and gravure versions are being developed. These ‘V-Series’ inks are based on V2V technology developed by alliance partner, Chasm Technologies, Inc. Aqueous inks are available for spray, rod or slot-die coating.
SWeNT’s A-Series Inks (aqueous conductive inks) offer optimal optoelectronic performance. The semiconducting versions are in the final stages of development.