DuPont Microcircuit and Components Materials (MCM) business announced the launch of 5881, a new silver/silver chloride (Ag/AgCl) conductive ink/paste for healthcare applications.   

Remote patient monitoring is a growing need that leads to demand for increased reliability and accuracy of devices that measure patients’ most critical health vital signs throughout the day, including heart rate, respiratory function and blood glucose levels. DuPont MCM’s 5881 conductive ink (also called a thick film paste) was designed with healthcare applications like these in mind.  Its excellent conductivity and low electrode polarization allow manufacturers to design devices like skin patches and continuous blood glucose monitors with a high rate of electrical feedback, helping to give patients accurate health information.

“The launch of 5881 silver/silver chloride conductive paste builds on DuPont MCM’s long term commitment to our customers in the healthcare field,” said Fallyn Flaherty-Earp, global marketing leader, Microcircuit and Components Materials. “Through our continued collaborations with our customers, we are able to develop products to meet the increased needs of doctors and patients that utilize these devices every day by helping provide confidence in real time information on the health of the patient.”

Benefits of using of 5881:

  • Low electrode polarization
  • High conductivity
  • High coverage
  • Excellent stability on contact with high-salt gels
  • Excellent long term printability
  • Excellent manufacturing repeatability.

Application uses for 5881:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Respiratory monitoring
  • Blood gas sensors.

The DuPont™ MCM business will be showcasing the 5881 during LOPEC at Booth 408 in Hall E on March 23–24, 2022 in Munich, Germany, along with their partners DuPont™ Liveo and DuPont™ Teijin Films.