Primo1D invites you to a new world of electronics embedded in light, highly-economical yarn. This hot new company has patented a way to discretely incorporate tiny RFID tags into a thread that can be sewn or woven into any fabric.
E-Thread® that can be handled like any other thread – but makes an enormous impact all its own. With E-Thread®, you can embed an invisible ID-card into a seam.
With our E-Thread®, we can embed intelligence at the heart of materials and objects, all along their life, from creation to recycling.
At the heart our technology is an innovation in microelectronic packaging that allows direct connection of a chip to a set of two conductors.
Compared to other technologies, the simplicity of our solution drives a tremendous size advantage (10 times smaller), a reduction in assembly time and more reliability (one manufacturing step instead of two). The result is a miniature, resilient and highly cost-competitive solution.
A single 20 cm piece of thread integrating an unseen RFID tag, for example, can be stitched into a seam or embroidered into a logo using standard sewing machines or textile manufacturing equipment. As such, the tag can be integrated when the textiles are fabricated, or by an after-market service. Either way, from both a practical and aesthetic standpoint, they are essentially invisible to the end-user.
We see enormous potential for E-Thread® throughout the textile industry, especially for cost-effective RFID-based traceability. The potential benefits of RFID are well-documented, for supply chain optimization and inventory management. Our highly discrete, integrated RFID tag-in-a-thread solution can revolutionize the industry with additional value propositions including anti-theft, anti-counterfeiting, production control and in the future enhanced customer shopping and recycling in an all-in-one device.
While we get the word out, we have established a fast-track to high-volume in the industrial laundry segment. Dirty linen might seem like an odd place for E-Thread® to start, but RFID tags are already gaining traction in this harsh environment. E-Thread® can provide a far more discrete