By | June 26, 2015


Bringing innovAtion by Scaling up nanoMATerials and Inks for printing

The BASMATI project will address the development of active nanomaterial and electrochemical inks for printing technologies such as screen and inkjet printing. The ink formulations will be tested on a case study through printing of a thin film battery. The general objective of the project is to scale-up the ink formulations to pilot line ensuring large volume fabrication of new products with improved properties for printing application. Especially, the particles definition at nanometer size will be one key parameter for the compatibility in ink jet printing. Moreover, knowledge will also be generated on electrochemical inks formulation and additives used in order to stabilize the ink products.


The concept of nanomaterials for printing application will be applied to flexible printed electronics and more specifically to printed batteries. These printed batteries are needed as power source at the closest part and the development of printed electronics so as to as to design an all-in-one product allowing better process ability in ink jet process for 3D design and 2D screen printing process.BASMATI will also provide a new source of nanomaterials for the formulation of conductive and electrochemical inks. These nanomaterials will be metallic particle (Ni, Cu, Al) that will be usable for numerous applications of printed electronic on flexible substrate.


Another type of nanomaterials will be layered positive active material such as LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 (NMC) and olivine LiFePO4 (LFP). The know-how level reached in BASMATI by research groups and transfer and up-scale to pilots (TRL 6) at SMEs and industry facilities will pave the way for future industrialization of inks formulations production for mass markets such as printed electronics. The compatible formulations in high throughput technologies will ensure a reproducible and reliable process for sophisticated fully digital micro-structured devices. Nanosafety will also be carefully considered in
BASMATI project.


LEITAT’s role in the project:

  • Principale participation at the R&D scale for furmlation and characterization of ink based on nanomaterial and for inkjet, dispenser and screen printer printings methods
  • Principale participation for nanosafety issue for both nanomaterials powders and inks
  • Secondary participation at the R&D scale for synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
  • Secondary participation at the R&D scale for electrochemical characterization
  • Secondary participation at the dissemination scale


Number of Contract: H2020/646159


Coordinator: Umicore


Email LEITAT manager in charge: Raquel de Sousa




Starts: 1st of January 2015


Duration:  36 months




CEA France
LEITAT Technological Center Spain
BELIFE Belgium
GWENT United Kingdom
VARTA Germany

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