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Walki Group is in the forefront of innovation and committed to being so also in the future. As one of the few companies in the field of intelligent packaging materials, Walki will showcase its cutting-edge technologies at the Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development “Open Innovations” scheduled to take place from 31st October to 3rd November.

The Open Innovations Forum is organized by leading Russian development institutes and Moscow Government under the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. It will bring together an estimated total of 6,000 representatives from business, government, and sciences, to share their experiences, create prosperous networks, and analyze fundamental global trends. Overall, about 50 events will take place in the framework of the Forum – including plenary sessions, panel and round-table discussions. 

Combining old and new technology

At the event, Walki will introduce the award-winning Walki 4E technology. This involves a dry process of laser patterning paper and aluminium laminate and drastically reduces the total cost of passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging. Such technology is environmentally friendly, as there are no chemicals used during the manufacturing process, and the process residue (metallic aluminium) is 100% recyclable. 

- Participation gives us the opportunity to demonstrate how we have been able to create a totally new business out our traditional one by combining old technologies with new innovative ones, such as laser technology. Walki is proud to present at the event as Finnish company says Sami Liponkoski, Business Line Manager at Walki’s 4E Technology division.

Endless possibilities for the new technology

Using the Walki 4E technology, Walki Group has developed the Walki Pantenna, which is the first UHF RFID antenna that offers extensive possibilities for converting. It can be made of paper or even fabric and printed directly on a label or a hang tag. 

Liponkoski, who will hold a keynote speech and participate in a roundtable discussion related to RFID technology at the event, says that apart from RFID tag antennas, Walki’s newest innovation can benefit a wide number of other applications such as flexible batteries, photovoltaics, and mobile handset antennas. It also allows for high volumes delivering extremely efficiently and economically.

Innovation creates success

- Being innovative is extremely important for us – it is a matter of being successful. We are a global leader in producing sustainable packaging materials and in order to maintain that position we need to be innovative and always ahead of our competitors.

- At the event, we can show that we are still in the very frontline of packaging solution companies, and we have the honour to talk there about our newest innovations and how they can benefit the global packaging industry. /ins   

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Walki’s 4E Technology Business Line Manager Sami Liponkoski will hold a keynote speech and a roundtable discussion related to RFID technology at the event.
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The Walki 4E technology is up to ten times faster than the benchmark set by its competitors in manufacturing. The digital process also allows each antenna to be different, resulting in very short response time and a considerably faster development cycle. 
© Walki 

About Walki Group

Walki Group is a leading producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, specialising in the production of fibre based, intelligent, multilaminate products for markets as diverse as energy saving construction facings to barrier packaging applications. Walki Group has operations in Finland, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK and China with a workforce of about 1,000 people. Annual net sales for the Group are 320 million Euros.

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