Ever wondered why conventional batteries are so bulky and inflexible and seem to make products unnecessarily bulky as well? The wondering may be over, as Enfucell’s innovative, eco-friendly SoftBattery® technology is just the opposite – thin, flexible, and capable of powering many new applications.
Enfucell’s thin, flexible, and eco-friendly SoftBattery® represents a new generation of battery technology, and offers a completely new level of performance in terms of small dimensions and cost efficiency. It does this by using printing and lamination technology, rather than conventional
The size and shape of a SoftBattery® can be selected very flexibly, and units can even be supplied on a roll, just like labels – with the difference that these ‘labels’ power things too. The current range includes both 1.5 and 3 V power sources, working at temperatures from -25 °C to + 50 °C.
Extensive application potential
SoftBattery® power sources can be used in a very wide range of applications and locations that conventional battery technology cannot easily reach. Areas that immediately come to mind as potential applications include RFID and sensor-based tags, cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications, such as transdermal delivery patches, electronic printing, and functional packaging.
An RFID tag with a sensor powered by a SoftBattery®, for example, could be used to monitor human functions or detect toxic substances in the air.
In the health care area, SoftBattery® technology has the potential to make a valuable contribution in speeding up the penetration of drug molecules through the skin, making treatment faster and more efficient.
Battery-assisted wound healing patches are also a potentially attractive area for Enfucell’s technology.
Compared to conventional dry cell batteries and the heavy metals they contain, Enfucell SoftBattery® is both more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly. Thanks to its eco-design approach, the environmental load of a SoftBattery® is equivalent to that of normal household waste. Reflecting this, Enfucell was selected as one of Europe’s 100 hottest cleantech companies in 2008 by The Guardian and The LibraryHouse.
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