Characterizing it as a milestone event, the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) has expanded its roster of industry-leading multinational companies with the addition of Sun Chemical to its membership. Sun Chemical is a manufacturer of nanosilver inks designed for use with inkjet and aerosol jet systems in the development of printed antenna and sensors. Products include SunTronic nanosilver inks, which deliver one of the industry’s best performing low-temperature sintering properties, long open life and superior jetting performance.
As the only provider of functional and graphic inks for in-mold electronics (IME), Sun Chemical delivers the full IME stack, from conductors to colours. By integrating printed electronics and conventional components into molded structures, IME delivers electronic functionality to the molded part as well as lighter weight, less expensive manufacturing and greater durability.
In addition, Sun Chemical manufactures conductive inks, resists, dielectrics and insulators for membrane touch switches (MTS), sensors, displays, touchpanels, printed antenna and solid-state lighting. To support a broad variety of applications, SunTronic Eclipse technologies can be customized for specific printing processes – including screen, inkjet and flexographic printing, roll-to-roll coating and other print technologies. Sun Chemical also offers a strong portfolio of conductive inks specially designed for flexo printing to support growing printed electronics applications for the smart packaging and label sectors. “Sun Chemical has become a leading provider of advanced materials for printable and flexible electronics applications and is uniquely positioned to work with other CPEIA members to tailor individualized solutions and bring new ideas and the latest technology to market. This is a huge validation for both Canadian industry and the CPEIA as significant global players,” said Peter Kallai, President and CEO of the CPEIA.
“Canada’s support of new technologies such as printed electronics, make it an attractive place for Sun Chemical to invest in R&D,” said Rudi Lenz, President and CEO of Sun Chemical. “Given the potential of printed electronics and the current business Sun enjoys in Canada, support of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association made good sense.”