Collaborating with Van Genechten Packaging, PragmatIC, SMARTRAC, imec and TNO on PE and RFID solutions for gaming.
David Savastano, Editor06.03.15
Near field communication (NFC) is bringing opportunities to many new products. Cartamundi, the world’s largest playing card and games manufacturing company with more than €200 million in sales in 2014, envisions NFC as potentially the next frontier for gamers, and sees printed electronics and RFID playing key roles in this development.
Bringing together Van Genechten Packaging (a folding carton specialist with €300 million in sales in 2014), PragmatIC Printing (printed electronic logic circuits and production), SMARTRAC (a leader in RFID), TNO and imec (major European research institutions) as part of the EU’s PING (Printed Intelligent NFC Game cards and packaging) Project, Cartamundi is looking to create smart and interactive printed objects.
The goal of the PING Project is to establish, within three years, a standardized low cost and high volume manufacturing flow for embedding wireless identification and power transfer technology into printed
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