Project Description

Perfect for applications that need a bit more than just adhesive, idtracon’s Stick & Staple RFID Tag attaches directly to assets with adhesive with the added option of stapling the tag, ensuring the tag stays attached to those hard-to-adhere surfaces while not damaging the inlay.

Ideal for wood and cardboard applications, the tag’s construction protects the inlay by sealing it from environmental conditions that could affect the performance of the RFID tag while subsurface printing includes variable data such as bar code and/or human-readable numbers.

All idtracon RFID tags are designed with our proven durability, ready to withstand repeated usage in rugged environments, generating a greater ROI for your business. Each tag can be programmed to match the variable information printed on the label and digital printing allows limitless color and design options.

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Stick & Staple RFID Tag 1
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Stick & Staple RFID Tag 3
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  • Ideal for applications involving wood (pallets, crates, barrels, etc) or cardboard

  • Digital printing process provides for greater print capability with logos or special designs, ensuring crisp details on even the most complex logos for maximum clarity.

  • Meets EPCglobal Gen2 (V 1.2.0) as well as ISO/IEC 18000-6C:2004/Amd 1:2006 (type C and update of Types A and B).

Specifications Data

Material 2.3 white mil polypropylene
Serialization Bar code and human-readable equivalent is produced using the latest high-resolution digital technology available, which provides excellent clarity and easy scanning. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 9.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional symbology is Code 128, I 2 of 5, 2D DataMatrix and QR Code.
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs. All copy, block type, stylized type, logos, designs, and bar code are subsurface printed. This unique process provides excellent resistance to solvents, caustics, acids and moderate abrasion.
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, dark blue, orange, purple or blue. Custom spot colors are also available at no additional charge. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black.
Standard Adhesive Permanent acrylic adhesive
Frequency Range UHF = 860-960 MHz; HF = 13.56 MHz
Sizes 101mm x 51mm (size must include a 13mm blank border on all sides to protect inlay from staples)
Packaging Produced and shipped in roll form
Shipment 14 business days
  • Asset Tracking

  • Pallets

Chemical Test Data

Tags were applied to glass panels at room temperature conditions and immersed in the chemicals noted below for 48 hours. Results are noted below.

Length of
5% Salt Water Glass cleaner Bathroom Cleaner Isop. Alcohol 99% Diesel Fuel NaOH pH 12.0 HCK pH 1.0 Brake Fluid
2 hours NE NE NE NE adhesive ooze NE NE NE
24 hours NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
48 hours NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE

Temperature Test Data

Samples showed no deterioration after being subject to -40 C ° for 24 hours, and the inlay was still readable with an Alien ALH-9000 handheld reader prior to removal from the freezer.

Samples showed no deterioration when exposed to 65°C, 93°C, and 121°C for 1 hour each.
Samples started showing discoloration after exposure to 150°C for 1 hour, and melted after exposure to 175°C for 1 hour.

The inlay was readable after exposure to 150°C, but was not readable after exposure to 175°C.

Read Range Test Summary

Theoretical read ranges in the Voyantic anechoic chamber based on Alien Squiglette H4 inlay.

Read Range Data

Stick & Staple RFID Tag Anechoic Chamber Results

Wood Glass Plastic Cardboard
7.6 metres 1.5 metres 10.3 metres 6.4 metres

Destructive Testing

Burst strength - 25mm wide strip of the tag that included the inlay was stapled to a wooden block and peeled at 180 degrees/305mm per minute with the iMass SP-2100 peel and adhesion tester.

Goal was to determine the static peak peel value at the point the staple pulled through the tag to determine a burst strength or tensile strength value of durability. A burst strength of more than 4.5 kg was needed to affect the tag.


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