Agfa showcases innovations in card security and manufacturing at TRUSTECH 20172017-11-26T21:24:50+00:00

Agfa showcases innovations in card security and manufacturing at TRUSTECH 2017

Mortsel, Belgium | November 27, 2017 9:00 AM CET

  • Latest advances of ABSOLUT-ID, Agfa’s integrated card manufacturing solution
  • Launch of PETix Silver Laser Personalisation technology
  • PETix overlay films upgrade PVC cards to high security applications

At this year’s Trustech, Agfa will be presenting Security Card professionals with innovative materials, technologies and solutions that contribute to cost efficiency and security levels. On-booth demos will show latest advances of ABSOLUT-ID, Agfa’s game-changing card manufacturing solution. With the launch of PETix Silver Laser Personalisation, card manufacturers are offered an innovative personalisation technology using standard equipment. And finally, Agfa and Bilcare will present their co-developed durable card construction of PVC core with PETix overlay as a cost effective alternative for high-security ID-cards.

Following the presentation of the ABSOLUT-ID roll-to-card concept to the market in 2016, Agfa and its partner LCsys, will showcase the latest developments in their integrated card manufacturing solution with live demos. Compared to the conventional distributed approach, the integrated manufacturing of highly secure cards delivers relevant cost advantages and dramatically reduces production lead time. By starting card production with the personalisation stage using Agfa’s proven DTR technology, ABSOLUT-ID offers additional cost benefits on the level of security risk containment in production location and transport. Finally, ABSOLUT-ID allows to flexibly add security feature modules to meet the specific requirements of governmental and private card projects.

Agfa will introduce its PETix Silver Laser Personalisation (SLP) technology as an innovative security feature adding value to the existing range of the PETix card overlay materials. Using standard laser imaging equipment PETix SLP allows for card personalisation showing a silvery effect when the card is tilted. Already today, Agfa’s PETix card overlay films contribute to the durability of cards thanks to their mechanical strength and resistance to high temperature and chemicals.

The value that PETix overlay films add to the durability of cards will be evidenced in a PVC-based card construction that Agfa co-developed with Bilcare Research, Italy. PETix not only extends these cards’ life time but also broadens their options of laser engraved security including PETix SLP in particular. As a result, this construction presents the market with a relevant alternative for application as high security ID card.

Finally, Agfa will present the latest updates of its software design tools for the security of cards, ID-cards and passports.

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About AGFA

Celebrating 150 years of innovations in 2017, the Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Specialty Products). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,537 million euro in 2016.

PETix, Agfa and the Agfa rhombus are trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium, or its affiliates.


Werner Vandevelde, Marketing Manager
Septestraat 27   2640 Mortsel – Belgium
+32 (0) 3 444 8004

About LCsys

LCsys is a French company founded 2009. Strengthened by the vast experience of the management team since 1981 in image processing and the production of security cards, LCsys has developed its own systems for digitisation, image treatment, printing and manufacturing of security documents.


Sabine Larue, Director Marketing & Sales
Rue Georges Sand
91160 Longjumeau – France
+33 (0) 6 68 10 02 71

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Launched at this year’s TRUSTECH, Agfa’s innovative PETix Silver Laser Personalisation technology allows for card personalisation with a silvery effect when the card is tilted and thereby presents card manufacturers with an additional security feature using their standard lasering equipment. The sample card shows a ghost image of the card owner’s portrait using SLP.
Agfa’s ABSOLUT-ID uses proven DTR technology to deliver fully finished and tamper-proof security cards through an integrated roll-to-card manufacturing process.

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