Stora Enso has launched a new sustainable RFID tag technology called Eco, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications. The technology enables paper based RFID tags, providing a plastic free and recyclable solution for packaging authentication.
Intelligent Packaging by Stora Enso develops and delivers RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, which allows the packaged product to be automatically tracked, traced and tamper proofed throughout the entire supply chain. Stora Enso’s 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 business to business and business to consumer 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,’ said Martin Ros, head of Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging. ‘Our Eco 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. 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 on-going projects across multiple sectors.