Conductive Ink (hi grade)

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A conductive water-based silver ink for electroplating on non-conductive materials. Can be brushed or airbrushed on. Its ultra-low grain size helps you quickly build shiny layers of metal with no polishing back.
This ink is also ideal as a conductive base for bringing out fine detail on electroforms and where the copper coating is relatively thin. A base coat is not usually required if the work piece is non-porous and does not react with the electroforming solution.

We recommend storing this product between 2 and 9 degrees centigrade.
Price includes complimentary pipettes for dispensing the ink.

View Product Details and Tech Specs below for more information.

Conductive Ink (hi grade) 10g £32.27 Stock: 6
Conductive Ink (hi grade) 25g £66.56 Stock: 2
Conductive Ink (hi grade) 50g £103.43 Stock: 4

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example usage 1

This Conductive Ink is ideal for spraying on with an airbrush. Minimum spraying temperature is 25 degrees centigrade. Always shake the bottle well before use. To see how to use this ink for preparing your non-conductive surface, please click HERE to see our Electroplating Manual.

example usage 2

If, over time, your Conductive Ink thickens, you can use our Solids Recovery to return it to its more liquid state. To see how to use this product, please click HERE.

Product Details

Features Benefits
Contains pure silver in the form of ultra fine grains Consistent, successful results for plating and electroforming on non-conductive material. Will allow a smooth deposit of plated and electroformed gold or silver.
Can be sprayed on using an airbrush or brushed on. Making any non-conductive surface such as plastic, wood, glass or shell conductive and able to be plated with the usual range of different metals.
A little goes a long way Very economic – 1 gram of Conductive Paint will coat a surface area of 250 squared centimetres – roughly the equivalent of 5 golf balls.

 

Tech Specs

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Parameter Value
Silver content 38 w/w%
Nozzle pressure 30 – 40 psi
Nozzle size 0.2 – 0.4 mm
Spraying temperature Between 20 and 25 °C
Viscosity at 10s-1 48 cP
pH 5.8- 6.0 pH units
Density 1.60 – 1.65 g/l
Max coverage 350 – 400 cm2/ml @ 2 microns (dry
film thickness)
Touch dry time @ 25 °C 4 – 5 hours
Average cured film thickness 1 – 2 microns
Cure time @ 45 °C 3 – 4 hours
Cure time @ 60 °C 2 hours
Cure time @ 80 °C 1 hour
Cure time @ 100 °C 10 minutes
Cure time @ 120 °C 5 minutes
Shelf life at 2 – 9 °C 6 months to 1 year with use of Solids Recovery
Shelf life at 20 °C 1 month
Peel adhesion (cured sample) Pass – Sellotape (90°, peel speed: 5mm/sec)
Weight resistivity 1.4 gΩ/m2
Average fim thickness (airbrush) 1 – 2 microns
Max Temperature <220 °C
Hardness 65 – 70 (Shore D)


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Read Manual

To see how to use this ink for preparing your non-conductive surface, please click HERE to see our Electroplating Manual. To see how to add the Solids Recovery to maintain your Ink, please click HERE.

Delivery Details

Postage Options;
      Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
        • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
        • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
        • International orders usually 3-5 working days.
For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs in the 'Current shipping' box before checking out.
    For Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.
Conductive Ink (hi grade) 10g £32.27 Stock: 6
Conductive Ink (hi grade) 25g £66.56 Stock: 2
Conductive Ink (hi grade) 50g £103.43 Stock: 4

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