Canton, MA - CHASM Advanced Materials announced a strategic partnership today with Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a global leading provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. Henkel has certified and will carry one of CHASM’s Signis™ line of patented CNT inks under their LOCTITE® brand. Specially formulated for superior optoelectronic performance and environmental robustness on a variety of flexible substrates, LOCTITE ECI 5006 E&C is screen printable for cost-effective transparent circuit production at high volumes. LOCTITE ECI 5006 E&C will be available through from Henkel via this link shortly.
"Contemporary user interfaces on electronic devices are constantly evolving, driving increased demand for innovative materials in printed electronics," said David J. Arthur, CEO and Co-Founder, CHASM Advanced Materials, Inc. "Industrial companies worldwide already trust Henkel for their broad portfolio of silver, carbon, dielectric and conductive inks. With the addition of a clear conductive ink based on CHASM's patented CNT and ink vehicle technology, Henkel expands its already broad and globally leading portfolio helping customers successfully manufacture a greater range of printed electronic applications."
LOCTITE ECI 5006 E&C is a carbon nanotube (CNT) ink designed for screen printing transparent conductors on a wide range of plastic films. Using CHASM's patented V2V technology, the solvent-based ink vehicle is free of surfactants requiring no rinsing operations or high-temperature baking to remove the contaminants or rheology modifiers found in other commercially available alternatives. Neutral in color and environmentally stable, LOCTITE ECI 5006 E&C delivers reliable optoelectronic performance for the most demanding touch button or touch sensor applications.
Henkel has been a key supplier for specialized, high-functional materials on the printed electronics market for 35 years, always driving printed material development since then. “We will see the rise of completely new application fields, particularly in industries where printed electronics have not yet been a key element in the products. At the same time, printed electronics are becoming less expensive and – even more importantly – faster to produce on a large scale,” states Dr. Stijn Gillissen, Global Head of Printed Electronics at Henkel. "The LOCTITE ECI 5006 E&C expands our specialized portfolio of innovative high-technology materials for the manufacture of electronic devices, enabling design flexibility and the cost-efficient production of transparent conductors for smart electronic solutions throughout diverse markets, such as automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare and furniture.”
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.
About CHASM Advanced Materials
CHASM Advanced Materials is revolutionizing design and fabrication of printed electronics and energy storage devices through exclusive development and manufacture of CNT hybrid transparent conductive films and CNT hybrid electrode materials. The company’s line of AgeNT transparent conductive films is flexible and formable with low pattering costs and low sheet resistance at high transparency while Signis transparent conductive inks balance value, printing consistency, simplicity of patterning and environmental stability without introducing a color cast on a variety of plastic substrates. Leading companies across multiple industries have successfully launched next generation innovations using transparent circuits, heaters, antennas, and films as well as advanced CNT inks and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) only available from CHASM. For more information, visit www.chasmtek.com.