RFID-technology for Fashiontech- for increased traceability and enabling effective sorting at end-of-life

Reference number 2016-04381
Coordinator Swerea IVF AB - Avdelningen Material
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 148 000
Project duration December 2016 - September 2018
Status Completed
Venture 2015-07062-en
Call 2015-07064-en

Purpose and goal

The focus of the project has been on the physical form of the tags, shape, size and material, to ensure that tags are small-size, robust and able to tolerate integration in garments. The project has also been touching on RFID-tag code-structure for the individual tag memory as well as discussing how to best make required information available for the parties in the textile value chain. Cost for incorporation of tags in garments in production has also been investigated. All to evaluate the potential of RFID technology for the textile value chain and to lay the foundation for further work.

Expected results and effects

The project has analysed how tags can handle the conditions it is exposed to during a life cycle. Although some tags can tolerate a number of laudry cycles, development work is needed in order to achieve a customized tag for integration. Tag/reader communication has been analysed and different scenarios that could potentially be difficult has been investigated. The project has also produced demonstrators in order to enable an easier communication towards companies and the public in regard to the benefits of using thid kind of technology for transparency and sorting.

Planned approach and implementation

The way in which the work was structured has been working well and we have had a very good cooperation between project partners throughout the duration of the project. It has been valuable to continuously keep in mind that follow-up work is a necessity, so that the project work could focus on locating areas where we do/do not have issues to solve. This has been very important when it comes to specifying need for future work.

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