Imprint Energy announces ZinCore: new generation ultrathin, flexible, printed batteries

Boasts increased power density enabling 5G services and new IoT applications

Imprint Energy announces the latest generation of ZinCore, a zinc-based battery technology that can withstand the rigors of hot environments and cold chain storage in less physical space. This will also improve portable power, IoT product designs, and mobile connectivity.

“After ten years of research and over 20 patents, we’re proud to bring the safest and most sustainable battery on the market,” said Dr. Christine Ho, CEO of Imprint Energy. “ZinCore’s power density and thin, flexible, customizable design will power innovation and new connectivity. We’re excited to see the impact ZinCore will make in cold chain logistics, pharma, medical devices, food and beverage supply chains, and track-and-trace.”

The ZinCore batteries provide 10 times more power and can achieve greater temperature ranges while meeting 5G radio demands and maintaining the same volume as the previous generation, ZincPoly. In addition, it packs more power density into a tighter space – thinner and more flexible than conventional lithium batteries. These have a width of only 1.0mm with a bending diameter of 3 inches. While its customizable, scalable, printed manufacturing process allows for large-scale battery production that can fit the shape and size that is required with a lower cost per square cm.

Moreover, these batteries are also resilient in any condition, with an operating temperature range of -35 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius, and are fully submersible underwater. ZinCore batteries are safer and more sustainable than lithium batteries thanks to their zinc-based chemistry since it is not ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic, and is classified as non-hazardous waste. It also avoids safety issues such as explosions and fires that plagued lithium batteries. Zinc is 12 times more abundant than lithium and has 78% fewer greenhouse gas emissions over its entire lifecycle, including production.

ZinCore’s customizable nature allows for the design of smart label track-and-trace solutions, medical devices, as well as IoT wearables.

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