Adhesives Magazine

CREATIVE MATERIALS INC.: Conductive Inks and Adhesives

September 26, 2008

This company now offers a series of silver conductive inks specifically for the thin-film photovoltaic industry. These products are designed to offer high conductivity and contact resistance, along with excellent adhesion to a variety of transparent conductive oxides (TCO). The products operate over a wide temperature range, offer flexibility and provide excellent environmental aging. These inks and adhesives are designed to operate in high-humidity environments and offer excellent thermal cycling stability. One- and two-component curing epoxy systems are offered.

The conductive inks are designed for use in grid lines and buss bars printed onto the TCOs in thin film solar cells. These inks can be custom-formulated to be printed by screen, rotogravure or flexographic processes.

The conductive adhesives are designed to connect multiple solar cells in order to build arrays.

For more information, visit www.creativematerials.com.