Development of robust information carrier based on RFID adapted for textile integration

Reference number
Coordinator RISE IVF AB - Avdelningen Material
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 282 800
Project duration November 2018 - November 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture From linear to circular
Call FashionTech Food Tech

Purpose and goal

The requirements of an RFID tag for integration into a textile is more demanding than those of RFID tags to be attached to a price tag or anti-theft device. An integrated RFID tag will be exposed to heat, moisture, water, sweat, cold on repeated occasions and tolerate these surroundings. A previoulsy finalized project tested several RFID tags available on the market. As a result, most of the tags do not tolerate more than 10 laundry and drying cycles, which is not enough. This project aims to provide a robust, small and flexible tag for retail.

Expected results and effects

An RFID tag that survives the life of a garment, without being visible or noticed, is a prerequisite for RFID technology to be used as a tool throughout the textile value chain; This includes the logistics chain, in store as well as end-of-life management where information needs are high. Sorting for material recycling of textiles using RFID technology has the potential to be a very powerful tool. The tag should accompany the garment during it lifecycle, from fabrication through use and to reuse or recycling.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be implemented through six work packages: critical environments during the lifetime of a garment, requirements for integration in garments during production, development of RFID prototype, testing and verification, protocols and standards as well as project management and communication. The project will be carried out in close cooperation between the participating project partners.

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