Developed and implemented by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, electronic passports (e-Passports), also known as biometric or machine-readable passports, are traditional paper passports embedded with a small integrated circuit (IC)/antenna combination – usually a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip – that contains basic personal information about the traveler and possibly biometric information, such as fingerprints and iris scans.
E-Passports must be designed and fabricated to meet a host of demanding technical and compliance requirements while withstanding long-term handling by travelers and other types of stress. TESLIN® substrate is specified for the majority of e-Passports issued around the world because it incorporates three critical data-protection advantages:
- Reliability for more secure data and longer service life
- Tamper-evident security delivered through highly bondable lamination performance
- Durability to fulfill 10-year e-Passport lifecycle mandates
Teslin substrate is formulated with a microporous matrix that produces a cushioning effect that other papers and synthetics cannot replicate. Consequently, Teslin substrate effectively pillows and protects RFID chips and other embedded electronics that are vulnerable to cracking, chipping and displacement on less-forgiving surfaces, resulting in more secure data and longer service life.
When e-Passports are sealed, the laminating plastic flows directly into Teslin substrate’s polyolefin-silica matrix. This creates a powerful mechanical bond that causes e-Passport content to immediately and permanently distort with any attempt to alter it.
Teslin substrate enables e-Passports to endure the 10-year lifecycle most countries require.
Contact us to request samples and learn more about the high-performance benefits of Teslin substrate synthetic paper for e-Passport applications.
Recommended Product Grades
- 6 mils/152 microns
- 7 mils/178 microns
- 10 mils/254 microns
- 14 mils/356 microns