Stora Enso Introduces Sustainable RFID Tag Technology ECO for Intelligent Packaging
Stora Enso's new RFID tag technology called ECO enables paper-based RFID tags, providing a plastic-free and recyclable solution for packaging authentication.
Nov. 7, 2018 - Stora Enso launches 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 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,” 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. 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, Stora Enso said.
Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. The company has some 26,000 employees in over 30 countries. To learn more, please visit: www.storaenso.com.
SOURCE: Stora Enso