MacDermid Autotype

A global industrial manufacturer of high quality precision coated films and blended liquids for use in the printing, automotive and electronics industries. Over 140 years of research and innovation our product range includes; overlay films for Membrane Touch Switches, stencil products, cleaning chemicals for screen printing, Film Insert Moulding (FIM) and graphic display films.

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IDTechEx Show USA, 16-17 November

Date: 10/11/16



November 8, 2016, Waterbury CT, USA

MacDermid Performance Solutions Businesses Collaborate to Showcase

Printed Electronics Solutions

– Brings Extensive Suite of Materials and Process Solutions to Enable the Printed Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain

WATERBURY, Conn, USA, November 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacDermid Performance Solutions, a division of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE : PAH), today announced a suite of materials and solutions serving the printed electronics industry.  The announcement coincides with the start of the IDTechEx Printed Electronics event in Santa Clara, California.  The process solutions serve as a ’one-stop-shop‘, for those seeking to enter the rapidly expanding printed electronics market.

Companies that are in, or beginning to explore entry into the $10+ billion printed electronics market can look to MacDermid Performance Solutions for across-the-board support. By combining the product and application expertise of the MacDermid Performance Solutions businesses, which includes MacDermid Enthone Electronic Solutions, Alpha Assembly Solutions, MacDermid Autotype and the MacDermid Graphics Solutions businesses we are able to provide innovative, functional materials to a rapidly changing electronics marketplace. Working with our customers, we research, formulate and deliver specialty substrates, screen printing materials, solder pastes, electronic adhesives, flexographic plates, and environmentally friendly chemistries. We enable the manufacture of the most complex electronic components and interconnections.

"As more of the barriers to entering the printed electronics market are torn down due to rapid technological advancements, more and more enterprises are exploring an entry into the burgeoning printed electronics space,” said Don Cullen, director of marketing for MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions. "Any company seeking help with materials, application, or equipment as they look into the printed electronics sector will find valuable support from MacDermid Performance Solutions.  We can deliver proven solutions from a company with 50 years of printed electronics expertise behind them.”

Materials available for Printed Electronics include:

Flexographic Photopolymer Plates

MacDermid Graphics Solutions offers printing plate formulations especially suited for flexographic printing in electronic applications, with plate material that provides high resolution and excellent durability. These formulations deliver high throughput and low cost, while maintaining superior quality standards. They are also compatible with advanced surface screening techniques to optimize ink delivery.

Catalytic Inks and Plating Chemicals

MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions offers unique catalytic ink compatible with any flex substrate in HVM as well as additive copper deposition for the world’s best conductivity and uniformity, suited for all printing technologies. These technologies offer high volume productivity and performance at the lowest cost, all provided by a team with proven production experience and guaranteed global support.

High Performance Films

MacDermid Autotype is a worldwide leader of specialty functional hardcoated films, with textures, gloss, and antiglare finishes that exceed all aesthetic and tactile requirements. The formable and three-dimensional coatings provide excellent chemical resistance and superior surface durability to abrasion and environmental factors. This business segment provides heat stabilized polyesters for all printed electronic circuitry. 

Screen Printing

MacDermid Autotype offers controlled profile stencils for optimized screen printing ink deposits. Consistent image quality and conductivity is easy through superior printed edge, and these stencils offer a complete photo stencil range for outstanding performance. CPS sustainable green screen chemistry is used for your protection and safety.

Pastes and Adhesives

Alpha Assembly Solutions offers low temperature solder pastes, electronic adhesives (thermal & UV curable), sintered materials, conductive inks and dielectrics & encapsulants.  These product technologies are designed specifically to meet the demanding performance and reliability requirements of flexible and printed electronic circuits.

Learn more about these offerings at Printed Electronics USA 2015 November 16-17, 2016 in Santa Clara, California, USA hosted by IDTechEx. MacDermid Performance Solutions will be in Booth #G16. Please also visit our website at

MacDermid Performance Solutions is a subsidiary of Platform Specialty Products Corporation. Our businesses manufacture a broad range of specialty chemicals and materials which are used in multi-step technological processes that enhance the products people use every day. Our innovative materials and processes are creating more opportunities and efficiencies for companies across key industries – including electronics, graphic arts, metal & plastic plating, and offshore oil production.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation is a global, diversified producer of high technology specialty chemicals and a provider of technical services. The business involves the formulation of a broad range of solutions-oriented specialty chemicals, which are sold into multiple industries, including agricultural, animal health, electronics, graphic arts, plating, and offshore oil and gas production and drilling. More information on Platform is available at


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