The company was founded as Thin Battery Technologies in 2002 with patented technology and technical leadership from Energizer (Eveready Battery Company). The organization evolved into Blue Spark and is now considered a global leader in printed zinc carbon batteries. Blue Spark utilizes an innovative R2R printing process, which allows the company to create batteries that are attractive in their form, easily integrated into commercial products and cost effective. Additionally, these printed batteries contain no hazardous materials and meet the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
Blue Spark is one of only three companies world-wide to produce printed batteries. They share this expertise through application support including product design and engineering, re-engineering, rapid prototyping services, as well as the use of their advanced testing lab.
In December, 2010 Blue Spark announced the closing of a second external round series B funding totaling $7.5 million in venture capital investment. Gary R. Johnson, Blue Spark President and Chief Executive, said, "The Blue Spark team is delighted to have the support of new investors and the continuing confidence of early backers, who have provided additional resources to enable Blue Spark to continue to prosper."