Developing ultrathin, flexible zinc-poly batteries that are nontoxic, high energy density, and more environmentally friendly than lithium

Imprint Energy has developed a rechargeable zinc battery well-suited to power the next generation of electronics, including billions of IoT devices, sensors, and wearables. We print batteries! And that's possible because we developed a green, stable, safe, and non-toxic zinc battery chemistry that can be produced with standard commercial print equipment. Imprint’s batteries are thinner than two sheets of paper and have a higher power density than other alternatives. Moreover, the batteries can be “co-manufactured” with sensors, circuitry, and antennas, providing a new way to manufacture integrated devices that is more environmentally friendly and low-cost. Imprint has shipped standard batteries to support commercial product introductions, and manufacturing partners have produced over half a million batteries on standard print equipment. We have had good traction providing a safe, disposable, and label-like power source for logistics smart tags, data loggers, and medical patches, and are making inroads to becoming a defacto green battery chemistry alternative as more product designers and customers demand safer and more sustainable electronic products.

FOUNDED
2010

HEADQUARTERS
Alameda, California, United States

COMPANY SIZE
6–20

Christine Ho

Christine Ho (Cofounder & CEO at Imprint Energy) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2020 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact Americas 2020.

Unreasonable Impact Americas 2020

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