PRP Flexo, Indianapolis, IN, released the results of the print trials conducted at Clemson University in conjunction with Rocky Hill, NJ-based Parelec, which supplied Parmod silver ink for the testing. The results demonstrated the feasibility of direct printing minute antennae onto corrugated cases with lines of 0.003 in. at an ink volume of 13.7 bcm. Furthermore, conductivity tests showed acceptable levels for antennae within a commercial environment. Parelec uses nanotechnology and advanced materials systems to develop conductive inks and related materials for manufacturing electronic circuits.
The print trials were conducted at the university’s PrintCon facility using PRP Flexo’s corrugated flexo printer. Additional testing and research is planned during the next several months. PRP Flexo is located at 5620 Elmwood Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203, 317-783-3226, Web: www.prpflexo.com. Parelec, Inc. can be reached at 5 Crescent Ave., Bldg. C, PO Box 236, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553-0236, 609-279-0072, fax: 609-252-1288, Web: www.parelec.com.
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