Huge milestone for Canadian PE Industry: Sun Chemical joins the CPEIA
World’s largest ink producer supports the Canadian ecosystem for printable electronics
OTTAWA— April 05, 2017—The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association continues to build out its roster of industry-leading multinational companies with the addition of Sun Chemical to its membership.
Sun Chemical is a renowned 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 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-mould electronics (IME), Sun Chemical delivers the full IME stack, from conductors to colours. By integrating printed electronics and conventional components into moulded structures, IME delivers electronic functionality to the moulded 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, touch panels, 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, flexographic printing, roll-to-roll coating and other print technologies. Sun Chemical 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.
With its acquisition of Gwent Electronic Materials Limited in 2016, Sun Chemical further strengthened its printable electronics offering with tailor-made conductive inks and pastes for biomedical sensors, electroluminescent materials, Cermet pastes for oxygen sensors, piezo, and hybrid microcircuits as well as novel materials for printed circuits.
“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.”
Established in 2014, the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) is the vital leader that brings together key Canadian and international players in industry, academia and government to build a strong Canadian printable, flexible and wearable electronics sector and ecosystem. The Association is the united voice for the sector and implements critical development strategies to facilitate growth through networking, stimulate R&D and investment, build a strong supply chain and drive the broad adoption of PE by end customers in a range of Canadian industries, including Intelligent Packaging, Intelligent Buildings, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics and Wearables.