|REVOLUTIONARY POWERCOAT PAPER FROM ARJOWIGGINS CREATIVE PAPERS
Powercoat is a remarkable paper that facilitates the seamless integration of electronic functionality and printed graphics. This latest product from Arjowiggins Creative Papers enables companies and their designers to harness the increasing number of innovations that are creating a sophisticated relationship between technology and paper. The new cellulosic paper formulation and coating provide a unique, flexible substrate that opens up a world of possibilities in packaging, advertising and other industries where there is a crossover between the real and the virtual.
This ground breaking paper facilitates the integration of a whole range of electronic functions into graphics, from embedded RFID tags to more intelligent functionalities. Thanks to its natural roll-to-roll capability, it is also possible to produce large area flexible products in a continuous printing process.
Powercoat is a sustainable substrate with polymer like smoothness (as low as 10 nanometers) that offers excellent printability and ink adhesion properties without any plastic content. Its fine surface allows high resolution fine patterning (down to 5µm) of any solution based electronic layer.
Using existing pressroom environments and processes, the remarkable thermal stability of the paper allows for precision control during sintering (the process which fuses conductive inks to the substrate). Its structure can withstand the high temperatures required for low resistance silver ink without the discolouration experienced by other papers on the market, and significantly reduces the consumption of these expensive inks.
With its natural properties and incredible smoothness, PowerCoat makes way for more efficient use of expensive chemicals and inks and is 100% recyclable, biodegradable and FSC certified, allowing not only tremendous saving on the cost of production but also a significant reduction of the environmental impact.
Powercoat is the ideal solution for:
• Resistors, capacitors, self-inductance and other passive components
• More efficient creation of RFID antennae where less ink can be used
• Sensing technology such as walls and handheld devices
• Electrodes for batteries, circuitry for display, lighting ...etc
• Integration of intelligent functionality in disposable labelling and packaging
For more information please visit www.powercoatpaper.com