We thought that computers were to replace paper and virtualize everything in the office. A new allow made from paper and polypropylene called Paper PP Alloy has been designed to replace plastics in consumer electronics. PEGA Design and Engineering looks to use the Paper PP Alloy to create the body of a paper computer. The circuits will still be silicon-based. The designer calls the allow “strong, sturdy, environmentally friendly and inexpensive to make.”
The design company looks to make the first computer which can be folded. Computers made from polypropylene thermoplastic polymer can be injected into the paper mix to harden for use in laptops or furniture with plastic exterior. Polypropylene is currently used in everything from envelopes to clothes and loudspeakers. The material is also biodegradable so promotes green technology.