Plastic cards

Plastic cards are offered in many different variations and are found in various applications. Whether it is a banking- credit- or debit card, a membership card, employee badge, identification card, access control card or any other card, plastic cards are indispensable in todays world. Among the different materials, designs, sizes and production processes there are numerous options that make a plastic card a unique and customer-specific product.

The ISO/IEC standards 7810 and 7813 define the structure and dimensions of a plastic card and you can find a lot of further information about these standards at Wikipedia for example.

The dimensions of a plastic card are specified by ISO at 85,595mm x 53,98mm x 0,76mm. When embedding a contact smart card module the thickness should not be less than 0,80mm and for cards with a contactless smart card inlay, the card thickness can go up to 1mm, depending on the customers’ needs.

Plastic cards are multilayered, that means that the plastic foils are laminated together in multiple layers. In general four layers are used for the production of a plastic card (without chip).

One foil for is for the front side, one for the back side and one each transparent foil to protect the card from both sides. During the production of contactless smart cards a so called “prelam / inlay” (foil including chip and antenna) is being laminated into the card core.

In addition to the above described standard cards, we produce many other cards using different materials, form factors, security features and chip technologies.