Screen-printable, pad-printable and stencil-printable silver conductive inks and coatings are suitable for applications requiring subsequent plating operations. These inks and coatings act as an underlying coating for plating on a wide variety of high-energy surfaces. The products are used in electro-less and electrolytic plating and can promote self-nucleation of the electro-less plating process.

126-43 is a plateable, electrically conductive silver ink that can be applied by stencil or screen printing. It features excellent adhesion to polyimide, polyester, glass and a variety of other substrates. It is very resistant to harsh chemical environments, including plating baths, and is also very resistant to scratching and creasing. End-use applications include EMI/RFI shielding of polyimide flexible circuits, polymer thick-film circuitry, membrane switches, electrical attachments for surface-mounted devices, and anode coatings for tantalum capacitors.

117-31(i) is a pad-printable, plateable, electrically conductive silver ink and coating designed as an anode and cathode coating for capacitors and as an underlying coating for decorative plating on various substrates.