Arjowiggins is developing hybrid sensors tags on paper to keep the recyclability of the products. Antennas (RFID/NFC), circuitry, display (electrochromic) and battery are printed as well as the different sensors (temperature, pressure (piezo and resistive), humidity, open detection or even biosensors (based on PH variation) and bare-die silicon chips are reported.
Dr. Gael Depres received his MS Degree in Pulp and Paper in 1996 from PAGORA and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from INPG in France. He entered the group Arjowiggins in 1999 as a research Engineer and worked mainly on new products developments in the area of specialty papers, Fine Papers and Innovation. He is now Innovation manager, working mainly on printing electronics, connected papers as well as on nanocellulose. Gael Depres wrote several articles and participated in many conferences in the area of paper and holds eighteen patents in the field of specialty papers and printing electronics on paper.
Arjowiggins is one of the world's leading fine and technical papers manufacturers, offering a very wide range of papers for various applications. Some of its most prestigious brands include Conqueror, Opale, Curious for corporate communication and luxury packaging and most recently, Powercoat and Alive, specially adapted for printed electronics and connected papers. Arjowiggins is now first and leading company in intelligent papers, ready to print in graphic printing to create smart paper products.