This company has developed screen printable, pad printable, and stencil printable silver conductive inks and coatings that are suitable for applications requiring subsequent plating operations. These inks and coatings reportedly act as an underlying coating for plating on a variety of high-energy surfaces. The products are used in electro-less and electrolytic plating and can promote self-nucleation of the electro-less plating process.

126-43 is a plateable, electrically conductive silver ink that can be applied by stencil or screen printing. This product features strong adhesion to polyimide, polyester, glass, and a variety of other substrates. It is resistant to harsh chemical environments including plating baths and to scratching and creasing. End use applications include EMI/RFI shielding of polyimide flexible circuits, polymer thick film circuitry, membrane switches, electrical attachments for surface mounted devices, and anode coatings for tantalum capacitors.

117-31(i) is a pad-printable, plateable, electrically conductive silver ink and coating designed as an anode and cathode coating for capacitors, and as an underlying coating for decorative plating on various substrates.

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