Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC)

High quality printing inks and pastes with consistent properties to screen print electrodes onto ceramic substrates

Multilayer ceramic capacitors are critical components of many electronic devices such as cell phones, computers and tablets. MLCCs consist of many layers of ceramic and metal in an alternate fashion. Tape casting is often used to produce the single ceramic sheets onto which the electrodes are screen-printed by applying electrode paste ink. Subsequently the single sheets are stacked to form the multilayer structure. To cope with the need to produce thinner layer MLCC in order to increase the resulting capacity high quality electrode paste inks are required.

Our Solutions

The outstanding rheology of ETHOCEL™ allows screen-printing of the electrodes onto the ceramic substrate. Thanks to the high purity of ETHOCEL™ it burns off completely, leaving highly conductive electrodes.

Terpineol and 2-butoxyethyl acetate are two solvent, which have been widely used in MLCC manufacturing. ETHOCEL™ works very well in these solvents.

Therefore, ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers are broadly being used as high-quality rheology modifiers, film formers, and binders in conductive inks for screen printing.



Consistent solubility and viscosity in commonly used solvents; High quality, low impurity level allows reduction of filtering costs; Clean burn-off

Rheology modifier, dispersant, and sacrificial binder in electronic pastes and inks for screen printing applications

Your Applications

ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers are broadly used as high-purity rheology modifiers high quality electrode pastes and inks in multilayer ceramic capacitors.
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