Smart Res produces RFID tags by using an innovative technology called “inlay-less” with machines of their own design.
“Inlay less” means that we use a procedure of Augmentation (adding copper wire support) as opposed to the standard technology that eliminates the metallic material from a surface of polyester by a chemical process (and therefore more polluting).
This technology allows us to have maximum flexibility in terms of supporting material (paper, polyester, polypropylene, etc.) and size, we are the only ones who can produce a custom tag in a few days even for only a few tens of pre-of pieces, without an initial important investment for the client.
We can deliver our products in coil, sheet or singled out according to the needs of the customer, we use chips from all manufacturers on the market without any constraint RFID moreover, thanks to our technology, we are the only ones who can adapt to the tag requirements of the product. This is the philosophy of our proposal tag on demand.
Normally RFID antennas are made by removing the metal chemically deposited on a plastic substrate until obtaining the desired shape. The chip is soldered directly on the antenna to obtain the RFID inlays that require further processing steps to be converted into a label usable by the final customer.
The “Green RFID” tag of Smart Res represents a major advantage over competitors: it is a tag with low environmental impact both in the production phase, which does not use chemical procedures for its realization, and during disposal of the product no longer being used. The tag is the first tag SmartRes to have a low environmental impact. Without the use of inlays we can produce biodegradable finished labels: this is very important in all sectors and applications where the RFID tag is “lost”.
The best example is public transport. Many cities are moving to a full-rfid solution and will involve the disposal of millions of PET labels every year, and this is a cost that can no longer be hidden from the customer, but thanks to its production technology, Smart Res is able to drastically reduce it.
The inlay-less technology of Smart Res means that the tag is made directly from the final substrate without requiring intermediate support plastic, called the “inlay”, typically PET. This feature allows Smart Res products to be included and/or encapsulated in the final material chosen by the client to manage his needs.
Smart Res can perform some of these operations of encapsulation directly at its own plants, allowing us to offer our products at a competitive price and within a reasonable time.
The encapsulated tags are indispensable when the product must withstand mechanical and chemical stresses of a certain intensity as, for example, in industrial laundries or sterilization processes.
Smart Res can go to edit the tags in order to overcome the movement of the frequency response due to the presence of environmental protection material in order to obtain maximum performance.
Smart Res uses copper wire of the diameter of some tens of microns to create the antenna of the tag on the final substrate without using the intermediate layer plastic required by the standard technology in engraved metal. This technique offers the possibility of obtaining very thin tags, soft to the touch, almost impalpable.
These features, combined with high reading distances for UHF tags, make this the optimal solution for the traceability needs and brand protection. By applying heat for a very limited period of time it is possible to transfer the tag on materials such as fabrics, paper, etc. in such a way that the tag becomes an integral part of the final product.
In fashion, the need to make the tag “untouchable” is deeply felt, especially if the tag is to be inserted directly into the dress. Thanks to our thermal transfer solution we are able to offer a solution that makes the tag difficult to detect within the product, also the removal of the tag becomes virtually impossible without breaking the tags or the product that hosts it.