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ECO RFID Tag Technology is a natural technological step for Stora Enso. As a key player in the bioeconomy, Stora Enso provides market-leading renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood construction and paper throughout the world. Our materials are renewable, reusable and recyclable

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ECO. Unique and sustainable RFID Tag Technology.

Natural. Clean. And hi-tech.

The new sustainable ECO RFID Tag Technology is made for companies committed to environmental values. ECO RTT allows printing of an RFID label to a renewable paper, without plastic layers and harmful chemicals. Besides ecology, ECO stands for economy - it allows high volumes and high quality while being cost neutral.

Benefits of ECO

  • Environmentally friendly materials – sustainable, renewable, no impact on existing waste streams or recycling

  • Excellent reliability with paper-based inlay

  • Excellent performance with printed antenna – 90-95% the performance of etched aluminum

  • Cost level of ECO tags is comparable to etched AL products, with a clear roadmap towards cost leadership

  • Fibre-based substrate enables new features – label can be embedded on package, made tamper-proof, non-transferable, re-pulpable

RFID technology

Unique technology

Stora Enso’s proprietary, patented ECO technology gives you an innovative and feasible alternative to traditional inlay manufacturing processes. It is a simple, high-speed and cost-efficient method.

All this is enabled with an additive, dry antenna manufacturing process, high-speed IC assembly and simplified label converting machine requiring fewer material layers.

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Unique inlayless RFID label structure

ECO uses a sustainable fibre-based paper substrate and low-cost conductor that offers higher conductivity.

During conversion, the antenna paper substrate acts as a face material, enabling you to eliminate an extra face laminate layer.

RFID machine

Competitive cost

ECO RFID tags are manufactured using an additive technology that requires only a small footprint. This means that you can locate all processes under one roof and compress the supply chain.

Simplified, high-capacity machinery reduces production costs. And a thin, inlay-less label structure lowers material and shipping costs.


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Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. We employ some 23 000 people and have sales in more than 50 countries and our shares are listed on the Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R) stock exchanges.

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