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Electronic functions in the bulk of paper

profilePhoto   Pierre-Yves Perche
Linksium Contact Pierre-Yves Perche +33 (0)6 16 11 65 77


  • Classic paper
  • Multilayer manufacturing without gluing
  • Touch and breath sensitive
  • Eco-design

Key words

  • Printed electronic
  • Wet paper
  • Hydrophobic inks

Intellectual Property

  • 1 patent
  • 2 knowhow

Partnerships & Rewards

  • Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


  • LGP2


  • CNRS

Linksium Continuum

  • Maturation
  • Incubation


Technological needs of current societies boost the development of interactive objects. Solutions exist on the market but their environmental impact is set aside. PaperTouch offers alternative by considering an eco-responsible approach.


The PaperTouch project has developed an innovative process to produce Epaper. Electronic circuits are printed in the bulk of a paper during its manufacturing, producing to all appearances a classic paper with a close difference: it contains electronic functions in its bulk.


  • The Epaper is bio-based since it is mainly constituted of cellulosic fibers
  • The absence of glue causes an easy disassembly of the electronic paper for recycling
  • The sensitivity to humidity of the Epaper permits to create objects with unprecedented functions such as breath sensitive keys

State of progress

  • 4 laboratory demonstrators
  • Positioning on the value chain
  • Process scale-up in progress


  • Promotional printings and packaging, example : multifunction packaging : luminous effect and traceability/information functions (NFC), interactive books
  • Interactive tools for motor-handicapped people, example : Breath sensitive pad
  • Control panel for smart homes, example interactive wallpapers.

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