Trends and Challenges of RFID Tag Antennas

October 16, 2023

Trends and Challenges of RFID Tag Antennas

According to the information we have learned from the industry, the current trends and challenges in the RFID tag antenna industry mainly include the following points:

1 Price competition is fierce and antenna manufacturers have thin profits

Although a large number of RFID tag antenna manufacturers have been eliminated due to environmental protection requirements, the remaining leading companies are also relatively competitive on price.


2 The price optimization of aluminum etching process is close to the ceiling

Currently, the vast majority of RFID tag antennas on the market use aluminum etching processes. The raw materials used in antenna factories are mainly aluminum, substrates, hydrochloric acid and other chemicals. The raw materials

Prices have fluctuated greatly in recent years, and domestic labor costs have gradually increased. Therefore, the cost optimization of RFID antennas using aluminum etching processes has reached its limit.

In addition to aluminum antennas, there are also some copper antennas. However, copper antennas are only used in a small number of applications because of the high price of raw materials.

3 The market needs new antenna processes to reduce the cost of tags

The price optimization of the aluminum etching process has reached its limit, and new processes are needed. Currently, there are two types of new processes in use in small quantities on the market. The first is die-cutting antennas, and the second is printing.

Brush antennas, both types of antennas can theoretically be optimized in terms of cost, but to achieve large-scale application, the production process needs to be mature.

4 Labels for environmentally friendly processes have begun to receive industry attention

In today's society, environmental protection and sustainable development are receiving more and more attention. Based on this background, RFID tags with environmentally friendly technology have begun to be used on the market. RFID

Environmentally friendly labels are mainly reflected in two aspects. The first is the base material. Traditional PET and other materials are difficult to degrade, so paper-based RFID labels are beginning to appear on the market;

The second is the antenna production process. The traditional etching process will bring serious chemical pollution, while die-cutting, printing and other processes, the pollution in this area is greatly reduced.

Shenzhen Jietong technology Co. Ltd strictly controls the channels of purchases and reduces the cost of customers.


Shenzhen Jietong technology Co. Ltd is a high-tech company focus on R&D, production and sales of UHF RFID hardware. Jietong has own R&D team which the engineers has more than 10 years of R&D experience. In order to provide the best service and product to customer, Jietong is in continuously development to offer whole solution for the project, after-sale service and technology support. Jietong has main product lines which are including UHF RFID Impinj R2000 multi-tags reading reader, UHF RFID single tag reading reader, UHF RFID long range Reader, UHF RFID middle range reader, UHF RFID desktop reader/writer, UHF RFID reader module, UHF RFID Handheld ReaderUHF RFID antenna, UHF RFID card and Tag, etc., Jietong has the principle of the supremacy of users, and depends on market-oriented, new technology and high quality, we will provide the latest technology, the best products, the competitive, the sincerely service to our clients. We have established itself as a reliable, innovative, and trusted part of its customers’ and suppliers businesses.

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