Outstanding quality and a tailored rheology of screen-printing inks and pastes are crucial for the MLCC production. ETHOCEL™ polymers are readily soluble in many organic solvents and burn out cleanly. This makes ETHOCEL™ an ideal rheology modifier, binder and stabilizer for inks and pastes used in MLCCs manufacturing.
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.