Paper-thin ultracapacitor aims to boost Li-ion battery performance

March 07, 2014 // By Paul Buckley
New York-based start-up Paper Battery Company is partnering with one of the world's largest specialized battery pack manufacturers TWS Industrial to commercialize the company's breakthrough ultrathin ultracapacitor technology for consumer electronics and mobile device applications.

The partnership will see the two companies work jointly on implementing an award-winning ultrathin ultracapacitor technology that claims to extend the performance of traditional lithium batteries with minimal impact on size or cost.

The two companies are planning to develop a new line of innovative enhanced battery products for consumer electronics and mobile computing applications that takes advantage of the paper-thin printed power technology. The next generation batteries will apply the battery manufacturing expertise that has made China-based TWS a global leader in Li-ion batteries with the innovative PowerPatch ultracapacitor power sheet technology developed by the Paper Battery Company.

PowerPatch provides scalable voltage, energy and power in a single, ultrathin package. The long life, environmentally-friendly device works with existing lithium batteries, reducing waste, enhancing performance and can be designed in as a structural component to fit in or around the tight confines of portable electronic components.

“This partnership is very promising for differentiating the TWS batteries from the Li-ion battery market and offering innovative product offerings for our customers. We have already have several customer queries and interest in this novel approach and are eager to launch jointly developed products,” Gordon Clements, TWS VP of Sales, America and EMEA.

The Paper Battery Company’s CEO, Shreefal Mehta, said: “As one of the world’s largest battery manufacturers with a global market presence, TWS validates the viability of our unique approach to addressing the power crisis in today’s multi-function consumer and mobile electronics products. Together, we will accelerate the commercialization of our innovative products to a variety of applications to deliver better performing and more eco-friendly energy solutions.”

The two companies plan to explore global commercial opportunities for these smaller batteries with better peak power performance and longer run time and cycle life.

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