ePedigree - UPM Raflatac Prescribes RFID


(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, March 21, 2006) - UPM Raflatac, a leading RFID tag and inlay manufacturer, continues to provide the pharmaceutical sector the benefit of its experience in RFID technology. The high-quality Rafsec products are used in numerous RFID roll-outs and pilots worldwide including the Aegate pharmaceuticals tracking system. UPM Raflatac's RFID business manufactures HF and UHF passive tags and inlays available in high volumes with industry leading quality and product yields. Although both passive technologies, HF or UHF, demonstrate viability in pharmaceutical applications, the experience has shown the presently available HF products offer greater advantages in secure item level pharmaceutical applications.

With manufacturing capacity in USA and Europe and sales offices around the world, UPM Raflatac's RFID business is serving RFID markets as the first truly global RFID tag supplier. With great emphasis on quality, product yield, and performance, UPM Raflatac is announcing a series of products for the pharmaceutical industry:

Rafsec G2 "Mini''
EPC certified Class 1 Gen 2 UHF tag
o 1'' x 1'' designed for tight fits on plastic bottles and cartons
o Impressive performance/size ratio
o 96 bit memory
o Excellent omni directional performance

Rafsec 45 x 76 mm (1.81 x 2.99''), 16 x 28 mm (0.63 x 1.10''), Round 25 mm (0.99'')
ISO 18000-3-2, HF
o Optimum performance on cartons and plastic bottles
o High speed read/write performance
o High anti-collision rate
o Optimized for high-speed applications where multiple tags are overlapping
o Wide selection of fit-for-application memory configurations

Rafsec 10 x 23 mm (0.39 x 0.91''), Round 16 mm (0.63'') & 25 mm (0.99'')
ISO 15693, HF
o Optimum performance on plastic bottles and cartons
o Wide selection of fit-for-application memory configurations

These Rafsec HF and UHF products are available as tags, wet inlays, dry inlays and in-mold tags.
The in-mold delivery format is designed to be integrated into plastic packages in injection and blow molding processes. The in-mold tag has high resistance against heat, pressure and moisture.

Please visit our booth, #E2668, at Interphex 2006 to view these and other RFID products.
For more information, please contact:
Randy Stigall, Director, Emerging Applications, RFID, UPM Raflatac
Tel. +1 859 816 8342

About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is a world-leading supplier of pressure sensitive labelstock for a wide variety of needs in prime and VIP labeling. In addition, the company is at the global forefront in the development and high-volume production of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac has around 2,300 employees and annual sales of around 1 billion USD. The company has a global service network consisting of 11 factories on five continents and a broad network of terminals and sales offices worldwide. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM, a leading global forest products company with stocks listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.

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