NEWS: New sustainable RFID tag technology13-11-2018
Continuing the environmental theme, ECO™ by Stora Enso is designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications. The technology enables paper-based RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology tags, providing a plastic-free and recyclable solution for packaging authentication. The company will present during the AIPIA Congress on it range of paper-based smart technologies.
Intelligent Packaging by Stora Enso develops and delivers RFID, which allows the packaged product to be automatically tracked, traced and tamper-proofed throughout the entire supply chain, it says.
The new ECO technology enables the RFID tags to be produced on a 100% fibre-based paper label, unlike traditional plastic tags, resulting in a lower carbon footprint for sustainability conscious B2B and B2C companies.
“The launch of ECO™ creates a truly sustainable option for our customers and consumers, accelerating the use of smart technology in Stora Enso’s renewable solutions” says Martin Ros, head of Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging. “This technology is unique, in the sense that it offers a recyclable and plastic layer free option for RFID end-users, thus enabling a digital and sustainable packaging infrastructure.”
By integrating the RFID tag with a paper label, the manufacturing process becomes more scalable and, as result, also more cost-effective – all without compromising on performance and reliability, claims Stora. The ECO tag can be recycled in an environmentally friendly way together with paper and board materials. Moreover, it offers high conductivity at a lower cost compared with graphene or silver printed antennas. The ECO technology is available for use in multiple ongoing projects across multiple sectors.News overview