Expansion into the US Market Brought by Nanometric Conductive Inks
Introducing its digital ink technology to the rapidly growing US printed electronics market (PE), PV Nano Cell (PVN) continues expanding its Sicrys family of innovative, nanometric conductive inks by adopting it into printed electronics, which can bring intelligence to virtually any object by enabling the use of fast, inexpensive inkjet printing technologies that can be used on flexible substrates such as plastics, fabric or even paper.
“We look forward to our Sicrys family of single-crystal nanometric silver conductive inks accelerating innovation in the rapidly growing field of printed electronics by enabling the increased adoption of low-cost, flexible inkjet printing technologies,” said Fernando de la Vega, Ph.D., founder and CEO of PV Nano Cell. “Our Sicrys™ silver- and copper-based inks can be used in a range of industrial inkjet printing applications, including photovoltaics, printed circuit boards, RFID tags, sensors, smart cards, touch screens and advanced packaging.”
After the recent introduction of its digital ink technology to the US solar photovoltaic (PV) market, the entry of the Israel-based PV Nano Cell is expected to accelerate the adoption of solar PV by achieving significant cost reductions in the production of silicon solar cells and by increasing solar cell efficiencies at the mass production scale.
Expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.8 percent from 2014 to 2020, reaching $40.2 billion by 2020, the PE market is bringing more and more innovative applications that move toward commercialization. By enabling the use of inkjet printing technologies which are digital, faster, less expensive, simpler and more versatile than conventional printing technologies, Conductive inks are critical to the growth of the PE industry.
By enabling the distribution of small, inexpensive, networked processing devices used for commonplace purposes at all scales throughout everyday life, the field of printed electronics is expected to revolutionize our daily lives by utilizing new technologies that enable printing on flexible substrates.
In contrast with traditional printing technologies which use a master printing plate, non-touch digital technologies have no significant impact on the substrate, making the printing process faster, more flexible and less expensive. In addition, since digital inks can be sintered at low temperatures, they allow the use of flexible, temperature-sensitive (but inexpensive) substrates.
Sicrys family of inks are the enablers for customized and 3D printed electronics. PVN is working with several OEMs to develop printed antenna prototypes using inkjet technology. Preliminary results show that costs can be reduced by as much as a half.
More About PV Nano Cell
PV Nano Cell has developed innovative conductive inks that will accelerate the adoption of solar photovoltaics (PV) and printed electronics (PE) through printing with inks made of nano-metric materials. More information can be found at PVNanoCell.com.