Inks and Coatings Wire Up Wearables

(Creative Materials)

Creative Materials’ 127-48 series conductive inks and coatings are designed for manufacturing printed electronic circuits on washable textiles. The materials are able to withstand a minimum of 50 machine wash and heated dryer cycles.  Available in several variations, 127-48 inks offer new possibilities for smart textiles, as well as the facility for use in many wearable printed electronics applications: 127-48 is a highly conductive silver ink/coating; 127-48E is a medical silver/silver chloride version; and127-48LR is a carbon ink/coating.


The inks are stretchable and breathable and are designed for direct printing onto synthetic fabrics, including polyester, spandex and nylon, with no need for dielectric encapsulation to ensure wash durability.  These products are very flexible, resistant to creasing and have excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates. Application methods include screen-printing, syringe dispensing, dip coating or roll coating methods. Applications include wearable electrodes, biosensors, heart rate monitoring, pressure sensors and conductive wire replacement. For more details, visit Creative Materials, and/or call 800-560-5667 or email the company at [email protected].

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