Ten Years' Experience and New Innovations Secure Technological Leadership for HF Products from UPM Raflatac


(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, April 28, at 15:00) UPM Raflatac's ten years of experience developing and supplying passive HF tags and inlays has made the company the leading manufacturer and an industry frontrunner. HF products from UPM Raflatac are widely used in library, mass transit and product authentication applications. The latest advance has been the MIFARE Plus product range, which will be available starting July 2009.

While UPM Raflatac's extensive experience translates into a wealth of expert knowledge, the company doesn't lie in the past. UPM Raflatac is constantly enhancing its HF product offering, leading the way in the industry to guarantee customers the top choice of products. UPM Raflatac, together with its partners, has a proven track record of continually bringing the latest innovations to market.

The new MIFARE Plus product range offers increased security, excellent performance and seamless functionality with current reader infrastructures.

The new product range has been specially designed for ticketing and other NFC applications.

UPM Raflatac has factories on three continents: America, Europe and Asia.

As a global supplier UPM Raflatac has the ability to deliver large volumes of HF products and to increase its capacity swiftly according to growing demand.

"The HF segment of the RFID industry remains a high-volume market with strong growth expected to continue across a broad range of applications, including contactless ticketing, media management, product authentication, and NFC-related applications," states Michael Liard, RFID Practice Director at ABI Research. "Backed by a strong history, solid innovation and robust manufacturing capabilities, UPM Raflatac is well positioned to remain a volume and innovation leader in the passive HF RFID inlay market."

For further information, please contact:

Mr Samuli Stromberg,

Vice President, Marketing,

UPM Raflatac, RFID

About UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials and the world's number one producer of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 14 factories on five continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,600 people and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion (USD 1.4 billion) in 2008. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.

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