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Global patent activity in electrically conductive adhesives.

Tomlins, P E (2000) Global patent activity in electrically conductive adhesives. NPL Report. CMMT(A)270

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During the past two years there has been a significant increase in the number of registered patents associated with anisotropic conducting adhesives. This activity is being led by Japanese companies. In contrast there has been little patent activity concerned with isotropic conductive adhesives that may reflect the 'maturity' of these formulations or limitations in the perceived market for these materials.
Patents associated with anisotropic conducting adhesives are addressing issues of improved conductivity, reworkability, resistance to thermal cycling fatigue and shock as well as new procedures for manufacturing films and tapes. These properties are achieved by incorporating thermoplastic elastomers into the formulations and through novel designs of the conducting particles.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: CMMT(A)270
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Adhesives
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:17
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/1839

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