Mühlbauer, a Germany-based technology supplier of RFID and smart label production and personalization solutions, and PragmatIC, a UK-based pioneer in flexible electronics, announced a strategic partnership to deliver solutions that support the integration of PragmatIC’s unique flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs).

The companies have been working together since 2018 building on Mühlbauer’s extensive experience in inlay assembly to develop practical solutions for high-speed bonding of FlexICs.

“Mühlbauer is focused on being the proven technology partner for the RFID industry,” says Gerald Niklas, business development manager automation at Mühlbauer. “We see PragmatIC’s innovative FlexICs as a key enabler for the adoption of RFID in mass market applications, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration to deliver robust and durable RFID products at a fraction of current inlay costs.”

“We are very excited that Mühlbauer has qualified their TAL15000 system for high-speed bonding of our FlexICs,” adds Scott White, chief executive officer of PragmatIC. “Their extensive knowledge and customer base will accelerate the adoption of our novel technology.”