SPS Validates ITW Brand Identity Division’s HoloLam Plus® for Dual Interface Transaction Cards

Following extensive testing performed by Smart Packaging Solutions’ (SPS) R&D Lab, ITW Brand Identity Division is proud to announce that its Premium and Advantage HoloLam Plus® full-face metallic and holographic laminates deliver EMV-like performance with dual interface transaction cards.


Chicago Heights, IL, USA and Rousset, France (PRWEB) June 06, 2016

Following extensive testing performed by Smart Packaging Solutions’ (SPS) R&D Lab, ITW Brand Identity Division is proud to announce that its Premium and Advantage HoloLam Plus® full-face metallic and holographic laminates deliver EMV-like performance with dual interface transaction cards. Because HoloLam Plus laminates do not interfere with the RFID signal, banks are able to create eye-catching, top-of-wallet card designs while utilizing the latest card technology.

SPS test results show that when used in conjunction with SPS’s eBoost PAY® solution, Premium and Advantage HoloLam Plus laminates provide the same RF performance as cards that do not contain foil. Advantage HoloLam Plus also eliminates electrostatic discharge (ESD).

HoloLam Plus

HoloLam Plus full-face laminates are used to create some of the world’s most distinctive cards and can also be used to build in a variety of security features. Available in standard metallized and holographic diffraction patterns as well as custom designs, HoloLam Plus laminates are process-friendly, print-receptive, and engineered to meet or exceed ISO/IEC 7810 peel strength for secure and non-secure transaction cards.

About SPS

Part of the French group Imprimerie Nationale, SPS is a world leader in dual interface banking and e-ID documents. SPS brings value to its customers by pre-certifying the performance of cards using its technology and guaranteeing card functionality in the field. For more information regarding SPS solutions, contact Stephane Semori, Product Manager Banking, at +33 (0)4 42 53 84 51 or stephane.semori(at)s-p-s(dot)com.

About ITW Brand Identity Division

A division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 company, ITW Brand Identity Division has amassed vast experience in the development, design, and manufacture of a wide array of unique films, foils, holography, laminates, and transfers. Utilizing our proprietary technology, printing, engineering, and industry expertise, we deliver innovative, value-added products and solutions for the architectural, appliance and household goods, containers, cosmetics and personal care, medical, transaction card, and transportation parts and accessories markets. Our hot stamp foils and heat transfer films are used to mark and decorate a wide range of products, including vinyl siding, IV bags, automotive sun visors, credit cards, and cosmetic containers just to name a few. To learn more, visit http://www.itwbi.com.

About Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $13.4 billion in 2015. The Company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets in which highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has nearly 50,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique, decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. To learn more about the company and the ITW Business Model, visit http://www.itw.com.

SPS customized security features are now adopted by over 10 government authorities

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) exclusive customized security features: CMI (Custom Module Image), CAI (Custom Antenna Image) and CHI (Custom Hinge Image), are now adopted by more than 10 governments as they bring easy-to-control anticounterfeiting features for all types of identity documents: ePassports, ID cards, driving licenses, etc.  


ROUSSET, FRANCE, May 23, 2016 – Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in dual interface eID documents and banking, is proud to announce its exclusive developments meet a growing market success. SPS has developed a series of customized security features, CMI, CAI and CHI that are built in the structure of the document itself and are at the same time extremely easy to control for any law enforcement officer and almost impossible to counterfeit.


Now, over ten governments including France, Nigeria, Peru, and Gabon, among others have adopted SPS customized security features, allowing them to show a consistent image between all types of ID documents they issue. Thanks to SPS customized security features, any law enforcement officer is able to visually control the presence of the government signs in the document without needing any dedicated equipment nor extensive training.


Dominique Charrié, product manager Identity for SPS declares: “our customized security features apply to any type of document: ID cards, passports inlays, passport datapages, etc. This way governments can build a strong image by including their traditional coat of arms, for instance, in the most modern identity documents.”


Custom Module Image (CMI™) consists in engraving an image specific to the issuing authority on the module of the card or passport. Typically, a government may choose to have its flag, coat of arms or any symbol on its modules.


Custom Antenna Image (CAI™) allows to design a specific antenna for contactless or dual interface cards and documents that includes distinctive signs. A national symbol, an acronym, or a second embodiment of the national symbol already part of the marked module or the card surface can be used as a distinctive sign. These signs can easily be controlled by transparency, just by exposing the card in front of a light, like a watermark in a paper.


Custom Hinge Image (CHI™) applies the same principles to the hinge of an ePassport booklet. The hinge of the passport booklet includes a specific image, such as the issuing state coat of arms, flag or any other symbol. This hinge image can visually be checked by any officer.


To control these distinctive signs, a law enforcement officer needs only to have the knowledge of the presence of the sign, and just to be equipped with a light, such as a mobile phone torch.


SPS has published a detailed White Paper titled “Marked modules and antennas: physical security features for government ID cards,” which is available for download at http://www.s-p-s.com/white-paper/


SPS will be present at ID4 Africa 2016 which will take place in the Kigali Serena Hotel, in Kigali, Rwanda on the 24th-26th May 2016. We are pleased to invite you to come and visit us at our Stand n° B13


About 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 120 people. Part of the French Imprimerie Nationale Group, 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 www.s-p-s.com


Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS, contact@s-p-s.com,
tel: +33 4 42 53 84 44


SPS is part of the Imprimerie Nationale Group:

The Imprimerie Nationale Group is a global leader in secure identity solutions.

In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the Imprimerie Nationale Group offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.

Real engineering company, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

Based in Paris, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has two production centers and employs more than 800 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.

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