Ferro’s R&D teams innovate to meet customer requirements

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FERRO CONDUCTIVE GLUE ACCELERATES PRODUCTION PROCESSES

It all began with the inquiry of a customer of Ferro’s Electronic Materials business. The customer had used an existing product, a two-component adhesive used in bank card manufacturing to electrically connect the card chip to the embedded antenna used to communicate financial transactions. However, a 24- hour cure time of the adhesive limited the customer´s production throughput. Our challenge was to find a faster-cure alternative product.

After having received a functional requirement from the customer, Ferro’s R&D teams in the U.S. and Germany innovated a new product with enhanced properties. A novel Conductive Glue, a one-component adhesive, now provides cure time of 8 seconds versus 24 hours for the predecessor product.


Ferro´s Silver Conductive Glue provides electrical connection
Ferro's Silver Conductive Glue provides electrical connection.
The development of this new solution was driven by a focus on understanding our customer needs, a Ferro hallmark, and leveraging the technical expertise of our R&D teams.

Next up?  Ferro is sampling variations of the conductive glue product for embedded antennas in other applications, such as cell phone cases.



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