Kordsa cooperates with SES RFID Solutions in tyre tag supply
Kordsa is cooperating with SES RFID Solutions GmbH to provide RFID tags for vehicle tyre identification and tracking. According to the company, Kordsa’s collaboration with SES RFID Solutions combines the patented SES technology with Kordsa’s materials to develop “a small, flexible RFID tag to embed in vehicle tyres before vulcanization.” The two companies announced their collaboration on 5 July.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) uses an electronic chip for contactless transmission of data when placed in the field of a reader. Once embedded in tyres, the RFID tag allows global traceability from production to end of life with data benefits for the tyre manufacturers, automotive OEMs, distributors, and fleet management companies. The SES WIRETX RFID tag does not require a battery and includes an external flexible antenna.
When combined with Kordsa’s material technology, it provides “easy application before vulcanization and becomes an integral part of the tyre during its lifetime”. Prototype sampling is planned for Q3 2022.
Burak Ilgun, Kordsa Market Development Project Manager and the Project Manager of RFID commente don the cooperation and stated: “At Kordsa, we are inspired to reinforce life. We believe RFID technology is an important step to enable the transition to connected smart tyres that will benefit the end-users and all parties in the tire value chain. Two companies with expertise in their individual fields and a common vision, joined forces to bring connectivity technology to tyres. We are excited about the collaboration with SES RFID.”