During the process of line formation, the printing head deposits a properly formulated ink – nanoparticles in a mixture of solvents – on a non-conductive substrate, in example such as glass or flexible foil.
An external alternating electric field causes nanoparticles to assemble in a clearly defined and controlled way to form a line. The process takes place between a stationary and movable electrode.
Movable electrode: guides the formation of the line, which becomes an extension of the stationary electrode. Finally, the printing head short-circuits with a metallic pad, and the line connects to the pad while the printing head takes in an excess ink.
EHD / ESJET METHOD
By placing both electrodes – the stationery and the mobile one – above the substrate our solution ensures ability to use substrates of any thickness, including substrates that are not flat.
The heart of the XTPL technology is designed by company’s specialists innovative printing head. It operates on the basis of a unique algorithm & enables ultraprecise application of the ink with nanoparticles and formation of conductive lines. This revolutionary construction is subject to modifications that allow for dedicated application and optimization for a given application field. Basing on the customers’ requirements the company is providing versions adapted to obtain outstanding results.
XTPL’s globally innovative technology enabling ultra-precise printing of nanomaterials and obtaining flexible, transparent, cost efficient & highly conductive lines will soon revolutionize sectors such as: printed electronics, flexible electronics, solar cells, touch screens, displays, wearables, smart packaging, automotive, biosensors, medical devices, anti-counterfeiting & open defect repair. XTPL provides also solutions for advanced research & prototyping as well as for the production of new generation of transparent conductive films.