NanoPAINT - Design your Technology

Electroactive inks and solutions for flexible electronics.

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About Us

NanoPAINT was established in 2013 to develop and commercialize electroactive inks and related products. NanoPAINT helps to bridge the market need for flexible sensors, cheap and easy production.

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NanoPAINT have a Strong research background on electroactive polymers, polymer composites and nanoparticle synthesis contributed to the development of high performance electroactive inks. Among other projects, IAPMEI with a passport for entrepreneurship and SpinUM helped to create the business enterprise, nanoPAINT.NanoPAINT works closely with the University of Minho, where a the research group –Electroactive Smart Materials Group – continues to develop and advance on the science of electroactive inks. NanoPAINT is based at the University of Minho, in north Portugal, from where nanoPAINT products are manufactured and shipped. nanoPAINT has a cutting-edge research laboratory facilities and continuously carries out research and innovation for the benefit of its products. In parallel to the ongoing QA and lifecycle testing of our material solutions, nanoPAINT is actively developing many additional members of the inks family, as part of an extensive development plan. nanoPAINT welcomes enquiries from potential partners, clients and interested parties regarding all of our products in order to provide the latest information.

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Our products

In last years, there has been a strong effort to improve some properties of organic materials such as polymers or oligomers and organic-inorganic composites in order to tailor their properties for specific applications. Some of the most focused properties are the electrical properties and and their suitability to be implemented into different types of sensors. nanoPAINT presents three unique and innovating electroactive inks based on nanotechnology which permits the printing through different technologies (screen-printing, spray-printing or inkjet-printing) of the sensors with electroactive properties. Piezoresistive ink: This ink shows strong variation of the electrical resistance upon mechanical deformation, allowing the implementation of deformation and force sensors and sensor matrixes on both rigid, flexible and stretchable substrates. These sensors can measure the deformation of the prosthesis, Piezoelectric ink: this generates a voltage variation with applied pressure and also applied a force under electrical excitation. The nanoPAINT Piezoelectric Ink can be applied for sensor and actuator applications. Magnetoelectric ink: ink with the ability to generate an electrical response to the variation of a magnetic field. Several types of sensor and actuators can be fabricated with this ink, including magnetic field and electrical current sensors. nanoPAINT also offers a wide variety of conductive inks for Printed Electronics Applications. They include conductive silver ink, conductive carbon ink, silver chloride ink and dielectric ink which can be used to form conductive traces, capacitor and resistor elements, bio sensors and dielectric and encapsulating layers that are compatible with many substrate surfaces including polyester, glass, and ceramic.

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How do we work

NanoPAINT is focused on the production of electroactive inks. We are pioneers in Portugal in this field. We produce and market nano-modified polymers and master various techniques for these inks in order to be applied in various industrial processes thus transforming them into new products with high value. Our specialty is the production of electroactive inks. These inks have piezoelectric, piezoresistive and magnetoelectric properties. Moreover, we hold a knowhow to develop sensors and actuators by print technologies as well as in their applications in different areas. Our business model includes the monitoring of development projects for our clients, assisting in the implementation of our materials and developing new products for future supplies. Our goal is to integrate our material into an easy way. nanoPAINT thus developed products and components and provides also consulting services to work with customers to optimise customer's products and applications. The consulting services enable rapid low risk prototyping and rapid production deployment. If you have in mind a broad range of different products and long term design needs, you can always contact us to discuss your requirements in more depth.nanoPAINT offers new solutions that can broaden your business. With nanoPAINT you can design your technology .

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Consulting services

NanoPAINT Consulting is focused on achieving outcomes for its clients, based on the understanding of how Nanotechnology can help, by creating new high value products or improving their industrial processes. Our work is performed in a customized manner in such a way that we share our experiences in every sector with total discretion, respect and ethics with partner companies, disclosing only the information that has been authorized. This procedure has allowed us to conquer great results and enabling the opening of different markets. Our policy helps to considerably reduce the time to research and development of our clients as we can supply materials with high technological added value with no need to change their industrial process. NanoPAINT is always looking for new commercial opportunities.

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Key points

NanoPAINT does not manufacture sensors, just the ink to enable them. Any sensors provided as examples or demonstrations are in-house prototypes for evaluation and not actual products.

Partners

NanoPAINT works closely with the University of Minho, where a the research group –Electroactive Smart Materials Group – continues to develop and advance on the science of electroactive inks.

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Piezoresistive ink

Pressure sensitive coating for different kinds of substrates

This ink shows strong variation of the electrical resistance upon mechanical deformation, allowing the implementation of deformation and force sensors and sensor matrixes on both rigid, flexible and stretchable substrates. Some possible area of applications:

  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Robotic, Automotive and Electronics
  • Learning, Toys and Games

Piezoelectric ink

Pressure sensitive coating for different kinds of substrates

This ink generates a voltage variation with applied pressure and also applied a force under electrical excitation. The nanoPAINT Piezoelectric Ink can be applied for sensor and actuator applications.

  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Robotic, Automotive and Electronics
  • Learning, Toys and Games
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Magnetoelectric ink

Magnetic sensitive coating for different kinds of substrates

This ink have the ability to generate an electrical response to the variation of a magnetic field. Several types of sensor and actuators can be fabricated with this ink, including magnetic field and electrical current sensors. Some possible area of applications:

  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Robotic, Automotive and Electronics
  • Learning, Toys and Games