Thin Battery Technologies, Inc. Showcases Thin, Eco-Friendly, Printed Battery Capabilities at RFID Journal LIVE! Show

Low-cost production and easy customization of disposable carbon-zinc batteries pave the way for innovation and enhanced performance in a multitude of high-value RFID applications.

Cleveland, Ohio, USA — April 16, 2008 — Thin Battery Technologies, Inc., the leading supplier of thin, flexible printed battery solutions, announces the launch of its innovative thin printed battery products and application design capabilities at RFID Journal LIVE! (Booth #426).

Thin Battery Technologies builds its products on patented intellectual property acquired from Eveready Battery Company in 2002, and went on to develop, test and commercialize its revolutionary line of thin, flexible printed battery solutions. Today, with a robust and eco-friendly product line and large-scale production capabilities, Thin Battery is unveiling its disposable printed carbon-zinc batteries in a number of high-value markets, including manufacturing and supply chain, health care, pharmaceutical, and transportation/logistics.

Gary R. Johnson, chief executive officer of Thin Battery Technologies, notes: “Growing global concerns surrounding product safety, security and protecting the environment, as well as the need for increased automation and connectivity, have propelled the development of printed electronics technology. In making our batteries smaller, thinner, green and more cost-effective, our goal is to stimulate and enable innovative product development by supplying the highest quality, most affordable and scalable printed power source and integration solutions in the marketplace today.”

“We have been very pleased with the reliable performance of Thin Battery’s batteries in our TurboTag™ RFID smart card temperature logger”, says Ray Patrick, Director of Business Development at Sealed Air Corporation. Sealed Air’s TurboTag™ is a featured technology in their Cold Chain Solutions business segment where temperature control assurance and product integrity are critical. According to Patrick, “Form factor and environmental friendliness were key factors in the decision to use Thin Battery with our proprietary solderless power connection method in a credit card size product.”

Matt Ream, Thin Battery Technologies’ vice president of marketing, adds: “We are fully committed to our customers’ success. The proven performance of our thin battery products, combined with the engineering and technology resources we provide, can help companies immeasurably in bringing their innovative product ideas to reality.”

“Powering Innovation”™ in an Array of Green RFID Products

Thin Battery’s products are produced using established carbon-zinc battery chemistry. However, in contrast to standard button or coin cell batteries, printed carbon-zinc batteries have a significantly thinner, flexible profile. Plus, unlike most lithium and many other battery chemistries, they are “green” and disposable, fully meeting the European Union’s RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances

Thin Battery offers deep experience and domain expertise in battery and RF technologies, as well as broad product customization capabilities. The company works closely with OEMs, converters and system designer/integrators to match its thin battery technology solutions to their technical application requirements. In this way, the company enables customers in a wide range of industries to implement active and passive RFID solutions that meet their specific needs.

Potential RFID applications for Thin Battery’s ultra-thin printed batteries include:

  • Battery assisted RFID tagging for high read rates in asset tracking and tracing
  • RFID-enabled packaging of pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods
  • RFID-linked sensor systems for time, temperature, humidity, etc., to assure food safety and/or product integrity
  • Active real time location systems (RTLS) for mobile asset tracking
  • ‘Smart cards’ for secure, reliable transaction data capture and logging