SPS new thin 150µ S-lam® G2 prelaminate simplifies payment card manufacturing

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), a world leader in contactless and dual interface card manufacturing technologies, is now introducing 150µm S-Lam® G2, a new generation of prelaminated products that allows card vendors to simplify their manufacturing and logistics process for the production of dual interface and hybrid payment cards.


ROUSSET, FRANCE, March 7, 2019 – Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) introduces a new generation of its eBoost PAY® inductive coupling technology with the 150µm SLam® G2. With this thinner and innovative prelaminate, payment card vendors are able to simplify their production process as they will be able to manufacture all cards with only one card body structure.


For instance, card manufacturers, in the situation where they are under pressure from their customers to support various assembly technologies and deal with several suppliers for each subpart, can now see their logistics dramatically simplified. As all prelaminates have the same 150µm thickness, card vendors can be certain they will make standard-compliant cards with a single supply of PVC card bodies. This way, they have only one type of PVC inventory to manage, leading to savings in logistics and supply chain costs.


As SPS S-Lam® G2 prelaminates are only 150µm thick, this leaves more space in the 0.76 mm card total thickness to have thicker PVC printed core. As a result, all printing processes will give better results. For instance, silk screen printing will be easier and deliver a better quality on thicker card bodies as there will be no risk of warp or shrinkage.


Finally, the thinner 150µm S-Lam® G2 prelaminates mean less material to transport between SPS factories and the card manufacturer; this not only reduces transportation cost but also decreases the ecological footprint of the whole card manufacturing process.


SPS new S-Lam® G2 is an evolution of SPS S-Lam® inductive coupling offer. As such, it inherits the certifications that were already in place for previous generations of S-Lam®. Card manufacturers evolving from SPS S-Lam® to the new S-Lam® G2 need not to go through any new qualification or certification processes.


Jean-Baptiste Leos, Banking Product Marketing Director at SPS, declares: “At SPS, we care about the industrial process of our customers. With S-Lam® G2, card manufacturers will get an ever improving industrial process that simplifies their logistics, makes printing easier and reduces their transport costs.”


Thanks to a brand new manufacturing process, this SPS new S-Lam® G2 offers the same advantages as the original SPS eBoost PAY® technology based on electromagnetic coupling between the antenna and the module (no physical connection between the chip and the antenna) and allows to increase total manufacturing capacity. SPS eBoost PAY® ensures the cards are significantly more reliable and durable than cards manufactured with other technologies. SPS eBoost PAY® brings card manufacturers a total flexibility as the same process is used to manufacture contact, contactless, dual interface and hybrid payment cards. In addition, these cards can support all distinctive features required by an increasingly sophisticated payment card market: various module sizes, foil, colored edges, metal cards, heavy cards, non-standard formats, and more …

Smart Packaging Solutions will be present during Payments Summit, a major trade show organized by Secure Technology Alliance in Phoenix, AZ, USA on March 11-14, 2019. Do not hesitate to contact us to set up a meeting.

About SPS

With the SPS brand, IN Groupe opens its secure components technology to all card and document manufacturers. SPS (Smart Packaging Solutions) is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, with a subsidiary in Singapore, SPS employs 140 people. The company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at http://www.s-p-s.com


Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS, contact@s-p-s.com

Phone: +33 4 42 53 84 44


SPS is part of the IN Groupe.

A partner of the French government for close to 500 years, IN Groupe offers identity solutions and secure digital services, at the leading edge of technology and integrating electronics and biometrics.

From components to services and from documents to interoperable systems, IN Groupe is a global specialist in identity and secure digital services. The institution plays a daily role in facilitating everyone's life: helping states exercise their sovereignty, citizens protect their identity and businesses preserve their integrity. 
Whatever the issue, IN Groupe, a company for digital sovereignty, contributes to asserting a fundamental right for everyone: the right to be you.

Based in Paris, the IN Groupe has two production centers and employs more than 1000 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.

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