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Powering a New Generation of Smarter, Fully Flexible Consumer Electronics

Founded in 2010 as a spinout from Professor Zhenan Bao’s chemical engineering laboratory at Stanford University, C3Nano is the developer of the solution-based, transparent conductive inks and films as direct replacements for indium tin oxide (ITO).

Product designers and manufacturers are looking for viable development paths to meet the ever increasing demand for smarter, flexible touch sensor applications. At the same time, consumer electronics manufacturers are actively searching for a high-quality replacement to indium tin oxide (ITO). Limited indium supplies, high production costs and low sheet resistance, coupled with its inherent fragility and inflexibility make ITO unsuitable for large panel, curved and flexible displays.

With the introduction of Activegrid™ transparent conductive films (TCFs) and inks, C3Nano has succeeded in shattering the ITO performance barrier to achieve industry-leading conductivity and transparency in TCFs and inks.

C3Nano’s advancements in silver nanowire (AgNW) based technology enable 30 to 50 Ohms per square for a new generation of smart flexible devices with enhanced sensing functions.

Activegrid™ offers product designers and manufacturers a development path to meet increasing demand for smarter, flexible touch sensor applications for the consumer electronics industry and beyond.

C3Nano has raised $22 million in funding to date, which has enabled the company to quickly achieve best in class ink formulations and expanded production capabilities. C3Nano is headquartered in Silicon Valley with an industry leading manufacturing base in Korea.