For industrial laundries and textile rental companies, tracking laundry, garments, and uniforms with RFID tags is one of the best ways to keep track of textiles and linens throughout the laundry process. RFID laundry chips or tags allow each item to be uniquely identified wirelessly using radio waves. RFID laundry chips offer unparalleled efficiency, accuracy, and traceability, revolutionizing the way garments and textiles are tracked throughout their lifecycle. But with different types of tags available, how do you choose the right one? Here are some factors to consider:
Laundry environments are harsh. Tags can be exposed to high heat, chemicals, and physical abuse in washers and dryers. Select a tag rated for industrial laundry use with a rugged, encapsulated design that will withstand hundreds of wash cycles. HUAYUAN HLT laundry tags are manufactured with reliable construction and component, guaranteeing 200 cycles of toughest industrial laundry environment, no more than 30% performance lost after 200 cycles, only 3% lost cause by chip module. Moreover, we have a series of RFID laundry tag products for option.
2, Textile Friendly
The tag’s design, shape, and material should not damage fabrics or cause wear. Our RFID laundry chips are specifically designed to be textile-friendly. With their soft, narrow, and thin form, can smoothly conform to fabric contours and be easily hidden, they don’t interfere with the overall feel and appearance of the fabric. And all components of the HLT RFID laundry tag compliance OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, indicating they are tested and confirmed to be free of harmful substances.
3, Attachment Method
RFID laundry tags must be securely affixed to linens and uniforms so they stay in place throughout cleaning. Common attachment methods include sewing into hems & seams, iron-on adhesives, and inside a pouch. The attachment method should provide a permanent bond and be suitable for the fabric type. For more details, welcome to read our installation guides.
Size matters when it comes to RFID laundry chips. Choose a size that aligns with the equipment and space constraints of the items being tracked. Optimal tag size ensures seamless integration and long-lasting performance. Smaller tags are ideal for stitching into seams, as they have minimal impact on the overall appearance. On the other hand, larger heat-sealable tags are more suitable for industrial uniforms and standard linen.
Laundry RFID chips must deliver extremely consistent and accurate read rates even in challenging industrial laundry environments. The tag should withstand extreme temperatures, moisture, chemicals, and physical stresses that are typical in commercial and industrial laundry processes. Testing the chip’s performance in real-life laundry conditions or reviewing test reports from reputable laboratories can help ensure its reliability and effectiveness. Welcome to contact us to get our samples for performance testing, or get our ATP certification of EECC to review.
In some cases, you might have specific printing requirements. These printings help identify the corresponding textile products and facilitate the replacement of faulty RFID tags with new ones. On the other hand, it helps to promote the brand. HUAYUAN self-created laser printing on RFID laundry tag warrantee readability after 150 times of industrial washing. Printed content could be any code, text, QR, barcode, DataMatrix, to match customized EPC programming with TID appended database in delivery.
7, Chip Options
The chip’s data capacity should align with your system and customer requirements. Higher capacity chips support more complex data storage needs. We applied UHF chip with NXP U8/U9 & Impinj M700 serial, EM4425 dual frequency RAINFC chip, and ST25 serial chips for NFC tags.
Taking the time to evaluate your specific laundering processes, textiles, and tracking, partner with an experienced RFID tag manufacturer, and select the optimal RFID laundry chips to improve linen tracking and inventory management.