Kordsa cooperates with SES RFID Solutions to provide unique RFID tags for vehicle tire identification and tracking
Kordsa announces today its collaboration with SES RFID Solutions GmbH that combines the patented SES technology with Kordsa’s material expertise to develop a small, flexible RFID tag to embed in vehicle tires before vulcanization.
Kordsa, a global leader in reinforcement technologies strengthening one out of every three tires manufactured worldwide, and SES RFID Solutions GmbH, a German company specializing in connected electronic products and systems join forces for the future of mobility. The companies announced their collaboration today, which combines the patented SES technology with Kordsa’s material expertise to develop a small, flexible RFID tag to be embedded in pneumatic tires.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) uses an electronic chip for contactless transmission of data when placed in the field of a reader. Once embedded in tires, the RFID tag allows global traceability from production to end of life with data benefits for the tire 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 tire during its lifetime. The prototype sampling is planned for Q3 2022.
Burak Ilgun, Kordsa Market Development Project Manager and the Project Manager of RFID commented on 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 tires 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 tires. We are excited about the collaboration with SES RFID.”