Enthone Inc., a business unit of Cookson Electronics, has signed a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with TECSEN SA, Brussels, Belgium, for catalytic inks. Under the terms of the agreement, Enthone will gain exclusive worldwide rights to manufacture, market and sell catalytic ink technologies used in a range of applications, including phone cards, RFID, printed flexible circuits, plated shielding and decorative plating on plastics.

Primarily marketed under the EnTRACE™ trade name, the line of inks is designed to offer superior yield performance for the metallization of a new range of plastic substrates. According to the company, the inks offer a shorter, environmentally friendly metallization process while providing strong adhesion on a variety of engineering resins.

“Our intent is to expand the availability of the catalytic inks throughout Enthone’s global manufacturing reach, as well as to devote significant R&D resources to both enhance existing products and develop new products based on the EnTRACE technology,” said Stephen J. LaCroce, vice president of marketing.

For more information, visitwww.enthone.com.