Conductive Paint – Uses and Applications

Conductive paint contains nanoparticles of metal such as copper or silver or malleable soft metals that are highly conductive or will support a higher current transmission, within a solvent-based liquid. The nanoparticles are thin to maintain the wetting and binding feature quality of regular paint.

Conductive Paint – Uses and Applications

We now live in an age of convenience with digital technology becoming more of a part of our daily lives. Taking a swipe on a mobile device allows you access to apps that enable face-to-face conversations with anyone in the world.

The shift in convenience has caused a huge volume of immediate expectation from consumers, transforming how companies manufacture goods, operate and compete.

The assimilation of electronic devices as everyday objects forms the framework behind the formulation of conductive paint. The scope of potential expands when conductive materials are delivered in a medium as flexible as paint – it has changed the entire idea of circuitry and how it can be used.

What is conductive paint?

The paint contains nanoparticles of metal such as copper or silver or malleable soft metals that are highly conductive or will support a higher current transmission, within a solvent-based liquid. The nanoparticles are thin to maintain the wetting and binding feature quality of regular paint.

The current is distributed through conductive paint by jumping from one nanoparticle to the other, meaning that these particles need to be packed very tightly to provide bridges for the transmittance of charges.

How is it applied and used?

Conductive paint can be used liberally for the same applications as other conductive materials. It can be used to create circuits or as a conductive coating for shielding, such as EMI shielding in electric guitars. It can also be used in the development of printed capacitive sensors.

Diamond Coatings research and development of new conductive paints and materials has allowed that research to be implemented into our production processes, serving a number of industries.

Using our extensive experience and technical knowledge, We have formulated our own conductive paints, in some cases bespoke to our customers’ requirements. The Ministry of Defence has approved and certified some of our conductive paints and coatings.

Diamond Coatings have now successfully sprayed conductive paints onto millions of products globally, including the military, automotive and aerospace industries. Our facilities have the capacity to apply our conductive paints to parts of any size, both large and small.

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If you would like any guidance on conductive paint, contact the team at Diamond Coatings to discuss your specifications or find out more about what we provide.

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