JUNE 2018 COVER STORY
Inductive Coupling: Reliable for All Card Markets and Substrates
With this technology, the absence of physical connection ensures that there is no chance of breakage between the module and the antenna and allows these cards to be more reliable with whatever substrate is used.
2017 European Card Industry Stats & Market Trends
The European region experienced 2.4 percent growth over the prior year in 2017 and remained third globally in unit volume at 6.04 billion cards.
VOC-Free Ink Trend Emerges
VOC-free inks are widely used in North America and their use will continue to grow in other parts of the world to keep on reducing side effects on the environment and workers.
When is Card Durability an Important Issue?
Longer card life is good if the investment to support the required changes in the card manufacturing process produces an overall life-cycle cost reduction.
Elan Awards Celebrate Excellence in the Card Industry
ICMA’s Elan Awards of Excellence recognize members committed to design quality and technical innovations powering the global card industry into the future.
THE PREMIER CARD MANUFACTURING & PERSONALIZATION ORGANIZATION
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