Fujitsu Frontech North America

Super-Slim RFID Tags for Linen Tracking by Fujitsu Frontech North America

Fujitsu Frontech North America (FFNA) has released one of the smallest laundry tags on the market with built-in RFID technology. The size is at 6 to 7 millimeters in width, and it is sized to fit into the standard seam sewn in linens by manufacturers of such products as bed sheets, table cloths, uniforms and scrubs.

The use of RFID by the health-care and hospitality markets has grown fast enough that it is putting pressure on manufacturers to insert RFID tags into their products before shipping them to customers—either the end users of the linens, uniforms, workwear and garments, or companies that service hotels, hospitals and other facilities.

The shrinking of the linen tag results from the company’s antenna engineering. The product is now being tested in sample form by several companies. It will be available in volume by the fourth quarter of this year. According to the company, it is 30 to 40 percent smaller than most existing tags.

Within EMEA region, Textilligence is the official distributor.