Applied Nanotech Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: APNT) operates as a holding company for Applied Nanotech Inc. (ANI), one of its two wholly-owned subsidiaries. ANI is a leading research and commercialization organization for printed electronics for solar, display, electronic packaging and flexible electronics applications.
Optomec Inc. provides additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications in the electronics, photovoltaics, life sciences and aerospace markets. The company has more than 50 M3D customers in 10 countries, and has experienced doubling of its sales of M3D products each year.
Applied Nanotech today announced ANI will team up with Optomec to execute a development program in which ANI will install a dedicated Optomec M3D Aerosol Jet printer at its facilities to adapt its revolutionary copper ink to Optomec’s patented ultra-high resolution printing technology.
“We are very pleased that ANI has committed to optimize its copper for use with our M3D Aerosol Jet printing technology. Our customers have a rapidly growing appetite for Aerosol Jet proven materials as they deploy their systems in production applications for solar cells, displays, and printed electronics manufacturing,” David Ramahi, president and CEO of Optomec stated in the press release. “ANI’s copper ink offers significant cost benefits to our mutual customers and we look forward to facilitating its adoption as an Aerosol Jet standard for next generation electronic products.”
Optomec’s printing solution provides much finer lines than is currently possible with traditional screen printing and inkjet printing equipment. Paired with ANI’s copper ink, the companies can provide an alternative to silver inks. This results in lower costs and high reliability.
“Today the metallic conductive ink technology is based on expensive silver inks. The electronic printing industry is actively looking to replace silver inks with copper inks that can be deposited at low temperature in air. These proprietary copper inks based on copper nanoparticles are available today at Applied Nanotech and the collaboration with Optomec will provide an excellent total solution to the flexible electronics industry needs,” Dr. Yaniv, president and CEO of Applied Nanotech stated.
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