Linxens launches the new EcoLAM™, an eco-friendly contactless prelaminate PRELAM designed to make plastic cards “greener”. It is the initiative of Linxens to make smartcards more sustainable and drive business adoption of being environmentally friendly.
Linxens promotes renewable, recycled and recyclable materials compatible with the current smartcard manufacturing processes, hot lamination and traditional printing processes. This innovation establishes best practices in making smartcards more sustainable while reducing the usage of virgin PVC plastics for contactless cards. With the full support from Linxens’ partners and customers, this eco-friendly initiative can be materialized.
Linxens' Environmental Concerns
According to ABI research, more than 8 billion of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) smartcards manufactured and issued in 2018 correspond to 40,000 tons of PVC. It is made from fossil fuel based non-renewable raw materials that is extremely difficult to recycle. When PVC is burned, it releases hazardous chlorine and chemical compounds into the atmosphere contaminating further the environment.
Polyvinyl Chloride is one of the most widely used plastics in the world. Concerns are rising about the environmental impact this material generates. Linxens is therefore taking a proactive role in assessing the feasibility of using alternative materials for contactless cards.
Linxens EcoLAM™ for Hospitality
Linxens is committed to enable a value chain with reduced usage of virgin PVC materials thereby reducing environmental impact. As a global leader in contactless smartcard components, Linxens has created material options for the global hotel BRANDS To drive a sustainable supply chain and demonstrate eco-friendly values to share with ecosystem partners and customers.
- High durability and excellent electrical performance
- 100% tested
- Hermetically sealed transponders
- Delivered with reference marking, which can be a trimmed corner, or optional printed crossmarks or punch holes
- Standard and customized sheet layouts
- Various ICs such as NXP, Infineon, ST Microelectronics, Samsung, ATMEL, Impinj and others
- 125 kHz
- 13.56 MHz
- 860-960 MHz
- -25°C to +50°C
- Initialization / customized programming of data
- ISO 14443
- ISO 15693
- ISO 18000-6C