The paper industry today is facing challenges from electronic books and journals. At the same time, the packaging industry is working to develop packaging that can interact with end users. Examples of current paper- electronics developments from paper and packaging companies include Portucel (Portugal), which is developing new types of paper for a broad range of applications, including transparent paper; Felix Scholler (Germany), now developing paper for printing electronics. The paper of the future could serve as a functionalized electronic component with which researchers can fabricate their own ergonomic and disposable green phones and products such as lighting woven into paper pulp, cardboard that folds into a box at the touch of a finger, or a paper sheet on which one can play a movie. Paper itself can also be used as an active part on some devices. The proof of concept of using paper as an electrolyte has been explored, mainly for battery and memory applications.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|