Tageos and All4Labels collaborate to drive breakthrough in market-ready, highly sustainable RFID inlays
Montpellier, France, and Hamburg, Germany, October 20, 2021 – Tageos, a global leader in high-quality and innovative RFID inlays and tags, and All4Labels, one of the world’s leading label companies and a pioneer in sustainable and digital packaging solutions, today announced their cooperation in the field of highly sustainable RFID inlays and tags.
With their common goal to drive and foster sustainable RFID products across all industries, the French-based RFID specialist will be able to offer the new Zero Max RFID inlays powered by All4Labels ́ eRFID antennas to the market. This further complements Tageos’ existing “Zero” portfolio of truly sustainable, high-performance RFID inlays.
The underlying cutting-edge 4ETM technology had been developed by Walki Group in Jakobstad, Finland.
Paper-based RFID inlays manufactured using antennas made by precision laser cutting 4ETM technology are not only sustainable, 100% plastic free, 100% heavy-metal free and 100% conflict-material free. They are also highly efficient and offer up to 70% less waste and up to 90% smaller carbon footprint compared to PET material use. A pure aluminum layer on the paper substrate enables superior RF performance compared to printed antenna technology. The use of precision laser cutting in combination with paper substrate fully eliminates any chemical antenna etching and use of PET substrate from the manufacturing process. This circular economy approach is part of the sustainability vision both partners share.
First “eRFID-based” product already available
The first result of the collaboration is Tageos' Zero Max, powered by eRFID, version of its successful EOS-300 U9 compact inlay for retail applications and logistics packaging. Introduced just recently, EOS-300 U9 Zero Max, powered by eRFID, has successfully passed ARC specifications F, G, I, K, L, M, N, Q, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, and W6 and is now available in bulk quantities. Additional Zero Max powered by eRFID inlays are just on the verge of their market launch.
Enabling a market breakthrough for sustainable inlays
Thanks to the collaboration of Tageos and All4Labels with the support of 4E Antenna, the patented technology is ready to penetrate the RFID market on a larger scale. To achieve this, All4Labels will supply large manufacturing capacities for paper-based antennas to Tageos in the coming years. Hence, Tageos will be able to strengthen its existing Zero product family which now includes Zero Base, Zero Plus and Zero Max, and further expand its position as a leading supplier of sustainable and high-performance RFID inlays for a broad variety of applications.
“By cooperating with All4Labels and securing a significant portion of their impressive production capacity for precision-laser-cut paper-based antennas, we will be able to expand our highly sustainable Zero product portfolio with Zero Max powered by eRFID. Tageos’ antenna design Member of the All4Labels – Global Packaging Group and inlay manufacturing process, All4Labels’ manufacturing power and dedication to quality, and 4E Antenna’s superior technology is the perfect combination to enable a true market breakthrough in sustainable RFID inlays and to offer best-in-class products to our customers,” said Nicolas Jacquemin, Vice President Sales at Tageos.
Nicolas Guenther, Managing Director at All4Labels Smart+Secure, adds: “Sustainability and providing smart solutions is the core of our business. Innovations like eRFID antenna as well as our new IoT solutions do not originate from the ivory towers of companies but from a clear focus on our customer ́s demand. Our focus is to continuously ensure innovation together with customers and partners by providing new, sustainable and smart product solutions. Therefore, we are very pleased to be able to supply sustainable products to Tageos, one of the leading manufacturers of RFID inlays that has a market reputation for high quality, sustainability and innovation. We look forward to our joint success."
All4Labels – Global Packaging Group is one of the world’s leading label companies and pioneer in digital printing solutions. It serves local and multinational companies in different industries, offering the most innovative solutions of the sector in a one-stop-shop concept for pressure sensitive, shrink sleeve and security labels as well as flexible packaging solutions. All4Labels sets its footprints in the key growth area of its customers, being a strong partner through a global network of 29 production sites and more than 3,000 employees. For more information, visit www.all4labels.com.
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Tageos is a global market leader in the design and manufacturing of RFID inlays and tags. The company provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality, innovative RAIN RFID (UHF), NFC and HF products, enabling customers such as retailers, brand owners and industrial manufacturers to identify, authenticate, track and trace, and complement their product offerings in a wide range of applications and markets. Tageos is ISO 9001-2015 certified and has received ARC Quality Certification from Auburn University’s RFID Lab for the design and manufacturing of its RFID inlays and tags. Tageos is headquartered in Montpellier, France, with offices, sales, R&D and operations in Germany, USA, Hong Kong and China. For more information, visit www.tageos.com.
Karin Fabri, VP Marketing
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