A multilayer coated fiber-based substrate suitable for printed functionality

Roger Bollström, Anni Määttänen, D Tobjörk, Petri Ihalainen, Nikolai Kaihovirta, Ronald Österbacka, Jouko Peltonen, Martti Toivakka

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    A recyclable multilayer coated fiber-based substrate combining sufficient barrier and printability properties for printed functional devices was developed using reel-to-reel techniques. The substrate consists of a mineral pigment layer coated on top of a barrier latex layer. The pigment layer allows controlled absorption of ink solvents. By adjusting the thickness and porosity of the top coating the printability can be tuned for various functional inks. As a proof of concept a hygroscopic insulator field effect transistor (HIFET) was successfully printed on the multilayer-coated paper.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)1020–1023
    Number of pages4
    JournalOrganic Electronics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Barrier properties
    • Paper
    • Pigment coating
    • Printing
    • Recyclability
    • Solvent
    • Transistor

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