IRPC Public Company Limited, which is the leading integrated refinery and petrochemical company in Thailand, participated in the Nano Tech Japan 2020 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, during 29 -31 January 2020.
Since public concerns for the environment are growing substantially, chemical substances that are hazardous to the environment and/or health are being regulated and expected to be reduced. In concordance with the importance of environmental, social, and corporate governance as well as the vision in driving innovation for sustainable business growth, IRPC establishes its roadmap to engaging in new product research and development in advanced material, collaborative with technology and business partners.
Two of the innovative products from the company’s roadmap have been introduced in the event including the ORGANIC CONDUCTIVE INKs.
Organic conductive inks
IoT technology, including RFID, printed sensors, printed smart electronics, is expected to monitor, track, and link information from items to the digital world. The technology is gaining momentum in tracking item level goods, which requires billions of RFID tags per year. Disposable RFID tags eventually become waste.
Silver and Aluminum nanoparticles, which is currently used as main material for RFID antenna, have potential anti-microbial activity towards many pathogenic microbes. It shows potential toxic effects on human health and the environment1,2. The trend in the industry is to find alternative solutions and materials to reduce or repel additional toxic wastes to the globe.
The Organic Conductive Inks are developed without any metal content formulated for printed electronics, including RFID antenna printing, electrode, and sensor printing. RFID antennas produced from The Organic Conductive inks will be decomposed with no harm to the environment. The products aim to create a change in printed electronics and RFID industry.