NanoPAINT - Design your Technology

Functional inks and solutions for the printed electronics

What we do

Nanopaint is a technology-based company dedicated to the development and manufacture of functional inks for the printed electronics industry. In addition to our range of products, we design and develop customized solutions in the form of inks, films and printed sensors.

About Us

Nanopaint emerged as a Spinoff from the University of Minho in 2016, having acquired a strong know-how on electroactive polymers, composites and nanoparticle synthesis, for more than 10 years. Our purpose is to supply innovative functional inks for the printed electronics market, which is why our materials are subjected to rigorous testing standards to ensure the best quality and performance. Nanopaint’s team is composed of highly trained and experienced people with expertise in physics, chemistry, electronics and materials engineering, dedicated to the achievement of the best products to our clients.

Products and Services

Nanopaint produces distinctive functional inks which can be optimized for different printing techniques: screen printing, spray, inkjet, doctor blade, among others. We also produce standard film sheets with specific proprieties and we are able to offer customized printed sensors according to customer needs.
Nanopaint support every client’s project from the early to the final stage of development, i.e., from concept to design, and prototyping to mass production, using always the best technology and solutions. We give consulting as well in order to create high value products or improving the industrial processes of our clients.

Who Are Our Clients

We are privileged to be working with many companies, R&D centers and Institutes around the world. Our clients always come first and we make ensure that they are fully satisfied with our products and services.
We supply clients from a wide range of industries: Automotive, Biomedical, Consumer electronics, Textile and Sports.
Our technology can be applied in most of the industries, so if you have in mind a specific application or product that you want to develop, you can contact us and we will be glad to help you.

Piezoresistive ink

Developed to create stress and force sensors

Nanopaint piezoresistive ink shows a strong variation of the electrical resistance upon mechanical deformation, allowing the implementation of force and stress sensors on different types of substrates. Some applications are:

  • Biomedical: Blood pressure measurement, intra cranial pressure monitoring, air monitoring, urinary pressure measurement
  • Automotive: Oil level, gas level, air pressure detection
  • Household Appliances: Sensors for washing machines, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners
Download PR1 datasheet (doctor blade) Download PR2 datasheet (screen printing)

Piezoelectric ink

Designed to create pressure and acceleration sensors

A piezoelectric material can generate a voltage when a mechanical force is applied and can be deformed under an electrical excitation. Our piezoelectric ink can be used to produce sensors and actuators for different applications:

  • Automotive: combustion monitoring, control of rotor or linear elements, ultrasonic welding
  • Consumer electronics: touch pads and tilt sensors of mobile phones, keyboards, printers, speakers, buzzers
  • Medical: ultrasound imaging, ultrasonic procedures, smart catheters
  • Defense: micro robotics
Download datasheet

Magnetic inks

Developed to produce sensors and actuators with magnetic proprieties

Our range of magnetic inks are composed by: Ferromagnetic, Magnetoelectric and Superparamagnetic inks. Several types of sensor and actuators can be fabricated with these inks, such as magnetic field and electrical current sensors. Some applications are used in:

  • Medical and Healthcare: magnetic low-field sensors
  • Robotic, Automotive, Electronics, Packaging: magnetic identification tags
  • Learning, Toys and Games: magnetic sensors and actuators
Download Ferromagnetic datasheet Download Magnetoelectric datasheet Download Superparamagnetic datasheet

Inks to produce printed batteries

Designed to produce anode, cathode and electrodes

Nanopaint have specific inks to produce printed lithium ion batteries, such as the anode, the cathode and the electrodes. These inks can be used as:

  • Printed batteries
  • Energy harvesting
  • Green electrodes for batteries
Download Anode datasheet
Download Cathode datasheet