MUTTENZ, Switzerland - Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant International AG acquired the nano-silver ink technology platform developed under the trademark Bayink® from Bayer Group, Germany. The purchase includes all patents, know-how and materials related to Bayer’s nano-silver ink technology. Clariant will continue to work closely with existing customers and cooperation partners to further develop nano-silver inks and their applications.

Nano-silver inks are printable on various substrates like polymers, glass or silicon. They are applicable in a variety of emerging applications for printed electronics, such as printed circuit boards, radio frequency identification devices or photovoltaic panels.