Eco-Friendly Materials for Card Bodies: An Overview and Status Update

May 17, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Speaker: Thomas Decker, VP Product Marketing Finance, Linxens

Sustainable materials for cards bodies have become a sustainable trend over the past several years.

In 2022, more than 100 million payment cards, manufactured from non-first-use  PVC, are expected be issued. In 2025, this number is predicted to grow to 25% of the global payment card market, with the vast majority likely not to rely on the use of PVC at all anymore.

This presentation will give an overview of the most common materials to be considered, their advantages and disadvantages as well as the challenges with them. It will also provide an outlook on trends as well as industry initiatives and certifications.

This presentation will have a focus on the payment card industry but may serve as a guidance for other card segments as well.

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