The market for thin, flexible printed batteries has become very active in recent years due to the rise of the Internet of Things and many printed electronics wearable and environmental sensors applications requiring this type of power source. These applications require new printed form factors of ultra-thin, flexible battery designs that traditional battery technologies cannot provide which has led to much innovation in this sector by several companies that Nissha GSI has worked with to produce their batteries.
Nissha GSI has a very long heritage making printed batteries that goes back over 14 years. There are many solutions in the industry that include printed batteries, thin-film batteries, lithium-ion batteries, micro-batteries, zinc-based technology and more. Every printed battery has different requirements for power requirements, lifetime, thinness, cost, charging cycles, reliability, flexibility and more. Some of the specific applications include interactive greeting cards, functional electronic devices, sensor and data logging systems, radio frequency (RF) enabled cards and tags designed to track products, speed transactions and provide instant authentication.
Our sheet-fed screen printing lines allow for low volume prototyping and our large format roll-to-roll capability allows us to produce large volume reliable, thin-film batteries based on a set of proprietary electrochemical inks and electrodes used with many devices for their power supply.