PowerWrapper™ Technology Platform
The portable electronics industry is driven by densification of components and demanding engineers and customers who are constantly pushing the limits for larger, brighter screens, longer wireless range, longer runtime and slimmer packaging. Large cylindrical, packaged batteries have now been replaced by small, thin prismatic cells. The ability to remove bulky external packaging and still maintain core integrity in an ultrathin energy storing cell is at the heart of every PowerWrapper™-derived product.
The company’s differentiated technology platform is based on two breakthroughs:
- custom printing inks for high energy and power electrodes for long life batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cell energy storage devices.
- An addressable, massively parallel celled architecture integrated device array with nano-scale links between components, achieved by high throughput printing techniques.
These two novel technologies combine to enable a previously unimaginable design flexibility and virtually unlimited form factor capability from very small thin devices to large stacked cells or even large industrial wrapping products similar to vapor barrier materials used in the construction industry. PowerWrapper™ prototypes have been shown to continue to function when exposed to external mechanical stresses. The sheet architecture and print production technology is agnostic to either ultracapacitor (supercapacitor or EDLC), lithium battery or hybrid storage technology (EDLC and battery electrodes in one device), just as a battery casing can have different chemistries in it.
The company has filed its own patents on the PowerWrapper™ technology platform.
The first product line (PowerPatch™) from this platform is a fault-tolerant, ultrathin, ultracapacitor which incorporates a limited subset of the PowerWrapper™ technologies.