Walki to demonstrate commitment toward innovation at Moscow Forum

Walki Group is committed to being in the forefront of innovation. As one of the few companies in the field of intelligent packaging materials, the company will showcase its cutting edge technologies at the Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development Open Innovations 31 October-3 November 2012.

Organised by leading Russian development institutes and Moscow Government under the support of the Government of the Russian Federation, the forum will bring together around 6000 representatives from business, government and sciences to share their experiences, create prosperous networks and analyse fundamental global trends. About 50 events will take place in the framework of the Forum including plenary sessions, panel and round-table discussions.

Walki will introduce the award-winning Walki 4E technology which 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,” says Sami Liponkoski, business line manager at Walki’s 4E Technology division. “Walki is proud to present at the event.”

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 including flexible batteries, photovoltaics and mobile handset antennas; it allows for high volumes delivering extremely efficiently and economically.

“Being innovative is extremely important for us – it is a matter of being successful,” explains Liponkoski. “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 have the honour to talk there about our newest innovations and how they can benefit the global packaging industry.”