New trends of screen printing market driven by RFI

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RFID drives the new trend of the next edition printing market

recently, the technical personnel of the company at home and abroad shared with you how to make the change experimental machine give full play to the best working effect and the general knowledge of the safety protection of the experimental machine. The magazine reported that the electronic labels related to radio frequency identification (RFID) will become a new big market for printers and ink manufacturers. Recently, the radio frequency identification (RFID) and electronic tag conference was held in Cambridge, England. The experts attending the meeting generally agreed that the demand for radio frequency identification (RFID), a new and low-cost technology, is growing rapidly. The conference predicted that the output value of the world's electronic label market would reach 4billion by 2007 and 10billion by 2013

according to statistics The worldwide sales volume of electronic labels was 1.5 billion tons in 2003 and is expected to reach billions of tons by 2007 It will reach at least 5billion tons in six years, but it is impossible to predict the proportion of electronic labels produced by printing plants using electronic ink and existing printing equipment once the demand reaches billions of tons. It is believed that this largely depends on the success of the suppliers of microprocessors and electronic materials in the development of plastic chips It depends on the application of the lowest cost silicon semiconductor substitute

the softness and processability of conductive polyacetic acid make printing a feasible method for large-scale and low-cost production of electronic labels and related products. However, even if the technical problem of the development of conductive polyacetic acid has been solved, it is doubtful whether the developed conductive polyacetic acid can be sold at a low price, because the development of conductive polyacetic acid requires a lot of research and development costs, and its price will not be very low. Therefore, the existing RFID label producers who plan to become the protagonist of the RFID market are studying and developing a method that can be similar to the web printing and can be mass produced

about RFID technology

rfid (body size frequency identification technology) is a non-contact automatic identification technology. It automatically identifies the target object and obtains relevant data through radio frequency signals without manual intervention. As a wireless version of bar code, RFID technology has the advantages of waterproof, antimagnetic, high temperature resistance, long service life, large reading distance The data on the label can be encrypted, the data storage capacity is larger, and the stored information can be changed freely. Its application will bring revolutionary changes to retail, logistics and other industries

opportunities for printers

the printing industry is still competitive in the low-cost electronic age. The main advantage of printing is that it is 10 times faster than the method used by RFID label producers The cost is also much lower

the biggest breakthrough of the printing industry is the electronic display technology. Because of this, some companies have begun to introduce a large number of printing methods and systems; Some companies have succeeded in printing greeting cards with a new generation of electronic color ink; Some companies are according to "applying low energy will cause ink discoloration "This principle is used to study the painful problem of the power battery industry falling into structural adjustment due to the excess display capacity of numbers and portraits on cards or labels.

in the early stage of electronic label production, plate printing is the main production method, but the final method of mass production is flexographic printing and gravure printing.

at present, printing houses and electronic ink manufacturers have been able to produce electronic labels with a micro processing capacity of nearly 100bit, which is enough to The information provided by the barcode, such as the manufacturer, product serial number and batch number, is provided. Therefore, according to the current printing production level, RFID will at least replace the barcode used on boxes and pallets

it is reported that some chain stores and consumer goods manufacturers with global brands have planned to use RFID tags on boxes and pallets in the next few years. Some companies are conducting experiments to introduce

in the warehouse. Front line observers believe that The rapid growth of RFID electronic tags in the world The main force behind it will come from the manufacturers of big brands, such as Coca Cola, Gillette, Sara Lee and U. The above agreements will include the construction of two coal to gas plants, nilever and Nestle. The growth rate of RFID tags will be driven by the cost, According to Coca Cola, electronic labels are used on all boxes and pallets (which means that 1billion labels will be required every year). The premise is that the price of each label will be reduced from the current lowest level of cents to 5 cents. According to existing RFID label producers, they are developing production methods and trying to achieve the price level required by the above units. Once the label price is reduced to 1 cent, it will be more economical to put such a label on various consumer goods. The first products to use this label will be expensive items such as DVDs, CDs, batteries, perfume, cigarettes, etc. Experts predict that more than 10% of products will have electronic labels by 2015

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1 cent or less will make the total demand for electronic labels reach 10} B, and can develop more new applications, such as bank checks, stamps, certificates and archives. Under such a low price requirement, printing has not only become a highly competitive production method, but also can produce RFID tags on a large scale without additional basic investment

material cost

the main problem in the future is the gap between the cost of the core silicon chip of RFID tag and the cost of integrated circuit electronic ink. At that time, silicon chips accounted for about 60-75% of the cost of electronic labels, according to the prediction of German electronic label equipment manufacturers In a long period of time in the future, the price of silicon chips will not fall below 2 cents. The cost of other materials is about 2.5 cents. The rest is processing costs. In short, material costs still account for a large part of the total cost. Some people warn that once billions of electronic labels are needed, it is very important for low-cost label manufacturers Materials such as silicon chips and electronic inks can become very expensive

at present, Siemens AG in Germany is using printing, gravure printing and flexographic printing technologies to produce conductive polymers for plastic integrated circuits with polymer electrodes, insulators and semiconductors in the laboratory. The price of conductive polymers is as high as $200/! g。 They are developing rotary printing technology to print electronic labels as quickly as newspapers

due to material costs and technical barriers, R Siemens plans to make progress more slowly. They will first focus on the anti-counterfeiting trademark production device with a capacity of 16bit. I hope to start with simplicity and try to find a rotary printing method suitable for mass production. It is expected that the first product will be put into the market in about 3 years, while the RFID tag with a production capacity of 96bit may take 10 years

information source: printing industry

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