Our flagship product SilverStrands is a highly conductive material designed to replace silver nanowires and silver nanoparticles, enabling the creation of more durable, stable and cost-effective electronics. As a highly conductive material, SilverStrands formulations can be printed, sprayed or deep coated as a very thin layer on substrate or used with resins, epoxies, paints or pastes.

Durable

SilverStrands is a unique one dimensional nanostructure which makes the material incredibly durable and highly stable when exposed to thermal and electrical stresses.

SilverStrands can be mixed with many solvents including water, IPA or Ethanol, and can be applied to/in plastics, glass, fabrics, resins, epoxies and other substrates in a variety of methods.

Cost Effective

SilverStrands is very cost effective for inks and conductive pastes.  Because of its open structure, much less silver is required to achieve the same conductivity/resistivity as traditional silver particles or flakes.

Superior Conductivity

Compared to conductive carbon nanofibers, silver flakes or particles, a much smaller loading of SilverStrands can be added to an epoxy, resin or paint without significantly affecting the properties of the base material to achieve similar or superior conductivity/resistivity properties

 

SilverStrands Specifications

  • Film sheet Resistance: < 0.1-200 Ohms/sq*
  • Resistivity: 6X10-7Ω.cm (average thickness 400nm)
  • Film transparency: up to 80% (at 550nm wavelength) *
  • Stability in air: < 20% change in sheet resistance (60 days with no protective coating)
  • Thermal Stability: 300 ºC for 1 hour
  • Solvent: Water, IPA, Ethanol (others available upon request)
  • Compatible Substrates: Plastic, glass, fabric and others  (resins and epoxies)
  • Film flexibility: Bending radius of 5mm on plastic

* Sheet resistance and transparency vary depending on the requested process, solvent, and substrate.