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“MRI’s ability to innovate conductive solutions and improve product performance is born of more than three decades of R & D experience working with The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB).”    
Dr. Chyi-Shan Wang, Director of MRI

Proven application solutions that
connect design with production

MRI is a leading developer of unique electrically conductive fillers and pastes for use in electronic components for computers, displays, cell phones, solar separators, automobiles and aircraft, and in high capacity electrodes of secondary batteries, medical instruments and more.  With over 30 years of experience in research and development of conductive polymeric materials, our staff combines technical expertise with nimble production capabilities, enabling us to reduce time-to-market for new product development.

Silver-coated silica nano-powders
for high conductivity and stability

By more efficiently utilizing conductive metals to conduct electrical current, MRI is able to improve the performance and lower the cost of state-of-the-art metal-filled conductive pastes and inks. MRI can tailor the performance and cost of its conductive fillers by choosing substrate materials of different sizes and shapes and adjusting the type and amount of the metals to coat the substrate.  For example, silver-coated silica nano-powders are an excellent candidate to replace silver particles for high electrical conductivity and fine line printing.

Nickel-coated carbon nanofiber for 
lightweight electromagnetic

For applications requiring high electrical conductivity in stringent environments, MRI uses silver-coated conductive fillers of low aspect ratio, such as silver-coated silica powders, to achieve high electrical conductivity and stability.  In many instances, the silver-coated conductive fillers
out-perform pure silver particles at a similar concentration. For less demanding applications, MRI can meet customers’ needs by utilizing conductive fillers of a lower metal content or of a high aspect ratio.  For example, nickel-coated carbon nanofiber can confer significant electrical conductivity to polymer resin at a fairly low concentration for applications such as lightweight conformer electromagnetic shielding.