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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 8, 2011

i2R e-Paper - Rewritable Electronic Paper That Works Without Electricity

Taiwan based researchers at the Industrial Technology Research Institute have developed a new kind of e-paper that's both environment friendly and work without electricity. The new technology enables display of text and images on electronic paper that does not need back lighting. The paper is called 'i2R e-Paper'. Institute's senior official, Frank Hsiu says that the i2R e-Paper requires only heat to store/transport images and text to the paper. 

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i2R ePaper | Image Via: Physorg

The content on the paper can be easily erased with a thermal printing device - similar to a fax machine. The technology can find applications in electronic notice boards, digital books, large sized bulletin boards etc. The tests conducted by the researchers show that the i2R ePaper can be re-written about 260 times. The technology, if widely adopted can help us in saving tens of thousands of trees. The final product can be expected to hit the markets in next 2 years.

Via: IndianExpress

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