PRINTED ELECTRONICS AND BIO SENSORS
Printed electronics are electrical components and devices produced by a number of printing processes.
ECI Screen Print uses the Screen printing process for all of our sensor and electronic products due to the inherent deposition thickness that can be achieved which is far thicker than any other printing and deposition process. Screen printing inks and binders are more durable, and flexible in the industry. ECI designers have the ability to work with customers to create specialized coatings and formulas which match the performance requirements of the end user.
Typically these types of devices require development between the materials, process, and end use of the product. ECI specializes in creating Project Teams which will work with Engineers, Doctors, and Designers to facilitate the proper ink/Gel ratio, formulate a variety of conductive pastes, and inks with different loads of additives, or characteristics to develop the final product which can be reliable and viable in Printed Electronic product development.
Electrically functional inks are deposited on the substrate, creating active or passive devices, such as thin film circuits, sensors, transistors or resistors. The term Printed electronics specifies the process and can utilize any solution-based material.
One of the most important benefits of printing is low-cost volume fabrication which has opened the door for the medical industry to include electrically functional parts as disposables. Medical electronic products need absolute reliability and printed electronics offer this as well as patient comfort, less invasiveness and can be disposable. The ability to offer remote diagnostics in a cost effective, disposable form is driving the medical industry to develop more and more products based on printed electronics. Moving forward, biosensors such as EKG/ECG electrodes, glucose test strips and pads for drug delivery manufactured by using combinations of silver, silver-silver chloride, carbon, and di-electric inks printed on thin film polyester have become the norm.
The medical industry is not the only group taking advantage of printed electronics. Printed Electronics are one of the fastest growing technologies in the world. Industries such as consumer goods, aerospace, industrial electronics, media and tracking and information products are moving toward this technology. Printed electronics are moving electronics into places they have never been before and are morphing and improving existing electronics in special ways.
Printed Electronics are changing our world every day and ECI is leading our industry into this “new age”. ECI works in conjunction with a wide array of suppliers and our customers to develop and produce printed electronic solutions for a wide variety of industries.
Combining various printed materials such as Nickel, Carbon, Silver Zinc, Tungsten, Silver/Silver Chloride and others, we work to find the perfect blend of materials for each application.
Bio Feedback – EKG and ECG Sensors
Time release Transdermal Patches
Capacitance Switching Systems