Conductive Ink (hi grade)
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.
|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.|
Operating Conditions and Deposit Data
|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 of paint|
|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|
|Max Temperature||<220 °C|
|Hardness||65 – 70 (Shore D)|
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