New developments in ink technology may someday soon lessen the need for copper in producing electronic devices. Less demand for copper could mean lower prices for the copper items we all buy. Items like extension cords.
These new conductive inks can stand up to moisture, pressure and heat and thus remain stable during the most rigorous manufacturing processes. They can be printed directly onto plastic components and will even allow for touch sensitive circuits.
Not only is copper not required, but the new inks allow for the creation of lighter and thinner assemblies. In addition to being printed on plastic, these revolutionary inks can also be printed on fabric and even paper.
We look forward to any innovations that decrease the demand for copper.
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