Anisotropic conductive adhesives, commonly know as “Z-axis” adhesives, are conductive in the Z-axis and are non-conductive in the X- and Y-axis. Creative Materials’ recent innovations include lower-temperature and faster curing methods, which increase the potential breadth of anisotropic conductive adhesive applications and facilitate faster manufacturing and assembly through-put and overall lower cost. Our standard and custom formulations of anisotropic adhesives meet the specific requirements of a wide-range of applications and are extremely useful in electronic designs where high signal density is required in a small package. Critical in applications where electrical shorts between closely spaced contacts are a concern, applications for anisotropic conductive adhesives include conductive splicing of ribbon cables, PTF circuits, electrical attachment of surface mounted devices, LCD manufacturing, and RFID antenna assembly.
Suitable for application by stenciling, screen-printing, and syringe dispensing, Creative Materials’ anisotropic conductive adhesives products feature excellent adhesion to Kapton, Mylar, glass, polycarbonate, steel and a variety of other substrates, as well as bonding to rubber. Unlike conventional conductive materials, anisotropic conductive adhesives are very resistant to heat and thermocycling, provide superior conductivity, and are less sensitive to handling and extremes of ambient conditions. In addition, they are resistant to chemicals, scratching and creasing.