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Posted on July 3, 2013 by  & 
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Award winning Powercoat paper at Printed Electronics Asia 2013

PowerCoat® is a remarkable new paper that facilitates the seamless integration of electronic functionality and printed graphics. This award-winning 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 any sector with a potential cross-over between the real and the virtual, from advertising, design and packaging to the medical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
Arjowiggins Creative Papers presents and demonstrates the capabilities of this ground-breaking product at Printed Electronics Asia 2013 from the 9-10 July 2013 in Tokyo.
Visit us: Experience the capabilities of our paper
At Demonstration Street during these two days visitors will get the chance to witness applications made with this unique new substrate, giving them a glimpse into the future of printed electronics that this product affords. A representative of the company will also be on hand to answer any questions.
About PowerCoat®
PowerCoat® is a revolutionary resource that supports the rapidly expanding printed electronics sector, which is expected to grow exponentially over the next 20 years. The paper facilitates the integration of a whole range of electronic functions into graphics, from embedded RFID tags to more complex intelligent functionalities, and offers unlimited potential in the medical, food, pharmaceutical, electronics, education, science, packaging, design and communications industries, amongst others.
The paper has 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 highresolution fine patterning (down to 5μm) of any solution-based electronic layer. Thanks to its natural roll-to-roll capability, it is also possible to produce large area flexible products in a continuous printing process.
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 certified1, allowing not only tremendous saving on the cost of production but also a significant reduction in 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...
  • Integration of intelligent functionality in disposable labelling and packaging.
For more information please visit External Link
About Arjowiggins Creative Papers
Arjowiggins Creative Papers is a leading fine papers manufacturer. It has 1,300 employees and its products are distributed in 82 countries. Products in the Arjowiggins Creative Papers portfolio continually achieve best-in-category performance for paper capability and print performance and are globally available. Each range offers a high quality finish for a wide variety of applications. All of Arjowiggins Creative Papers' brands have been FSC certified since June 2008, and the company is constantly expanding its recycled paper ranges. Arjowiggins Creative Papers has an unwavering commitment to work alongside both customers and suppliers to continue to innovate through their range of inspiring papers and in the way they do business. This is supported by The Blank Sheet Project, an inspirational platform that challenges us all to think creatively about how we will leave our mark in a way that is socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Details can be found at External Link and External Link.
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