SMARTRAC Complements PVC UHF Pre-Laminate Product Range


Posted on January 31, 2013 @ 11:15 am



SMARTRAC N.V., the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, has complemented its range of PVC pre-laminates in the UHF frequency range.

The SMARTRAC PVC pre-laminates have been developed to address the increasing demand for UHF PVC cards with superior performance and reliability to enhance convenience in access control applications. Based on the Impinj Monza 4 IC passive RFID chip family (Impinj Monza 4D and Impinj Monza 4QT, in particular), the pre-laminates offer a reading distance of more than 5 meters, enabling fast and hands-free access to secured areas, gated communities, ski lifts and many more.

The pre-laminates are produced in a multilayered PVC construction without PET layers utilizing SMARTRAC’s proven manufacturing technologies with enhanced in-house lamination process. The UHF antenna is printed with silver ink and connected to the IC using flip-chip technology. In a final production step, all PVC layers are collated and fused together under pressure and at high temperature to get a monoblock PVC pre-laminate.

The SMARTRAC PVC pre-laminates have several advantages over pre-laminates based on UHF PET inlays sandwiched between PVC layers. Fusing together the monoblock PVC structure with hot lamination results in a very compact and reliable pre-laminate, which prevents bubbles on the card surface and avoids delamination issues, even after years of use. The used flip-chip technology results in superior surface quality and allows card manufacturers, for example, to directly print on the pre-laminate.

The complete PVC UHF pre-laminate product family is now available. SMARTRAC PVC Thinlam, PVC PRELAM and PVC Clearlam are supplied in conventional card industry sheet formats.

The SMARTRAC PVC Clearlam provides optional security features such as one color logos or security marks to be included into the Clearlam during the printing process of the antenna layer.

Customized programming of the UHF chip with optional memory locking is also offered by SMARTRAC for this product family.

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