In cosmetics SoftBattery® can be used to power disposable iontophoresis devices. In practice this means a device which uses microcurrent to gently push active ingredients into skin. The device can be for example a cosmetic patch which transdermally delivers the active ingredients to lower skin layers in order to rejuvenate the skin. Iontophoresis is a safe and well established technique which has significant benefits:
  • Can enhance the delivery of active ingredients through skin up to 1000 times.
  • Makes delivering water soluble vitamins and amino acids through skin possible.
  • Active ingredient molecules are transdermally delivered directly to the place where they are needed, not the entire body.
The method has been used by doctors and cosmetologists for a long time, but up till now the devices have been relatively large and cumbersome. With SoftBattery® it is now possible to make simple and efficient devices which can easily be used also at home.

MartiDerm online shop for Ionto-Patch Eyes

Cosmetics patch (The Ionto Team)

Functional Packaging

Today's packaging scenario and requirements are changing fast. New printed electronic components, materials, etc. enable new functional properties to the package: e.g. changing text, display or sound with the help of a small power source.

Among these developments, "Packaging of the Future" is expected to do more than just contain and protect: The role for authenticity of the package is becoming even more important, at the same time package is seem to have a growing impact to final buying decision. By embedding a thin and flexible SoftBattery® with a printed display or sound element, value-added authenticity capability, light and sound can be incorporated direct into package. SoftBattery® can also be a power source to the next generation smartcards also known as "powered cards". These cards work by integrating a thin and flexible battery into the plastic card (like credit cards or security cards). These cards may include one-time pass code authentication possibilities or identification codes. In summary SoftBattery® provides a suitable power source for e.g.:
  • Functional packages
  • Greeting cards
  • Authentication of package
  • Powered cards