CPI Introduces Enhanced Card Design with Non-Metallic Foil Components

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With 3M’s Non-Metallic Foil Product, CPI Continues to Produce Cutting-Edge Card Technology

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3M’s Non-Metallic Foil provides us with a card solution complete with technology and style to add to the developing world of plastic card manufacturing.

CPI Card Group, a world leader in card solutions for 30 years, with EMV card manufacturing and services capabilities in the U.S. and Canada, announced today that the company is qualified by Visa® and MasterCard® to produce cards using 3M’s Non-Metallic Foil material.

3M’s Non-Metallic Foil is a breakthrough technological achievement that uses light management to produce stunning mirror-like design effects and possesses none of the metallic particles inherent in traditional foils, making the material uniquely positioned for EMV cards. “The non metallic foil gives a metal look with no metal” said Mark Griffin, Global Business Manager for 3M’s Payment Components Business. “The material is a polyester blend so it is safe to use in contact, contactless and dual-interface cards.”

“CPI Card Group is always looking for new ways to bring breakthrough technology and options to our customers, especially in the realm of EMV,” said Docia Myer of CPI Card Group. “3M’s Non-Metallic Foil provides us with a card solution complete with technology and style to add to the developing world of plastic card manufacturing.”

Using non-metallic foils in construction of transaction cards produce stunning and distinctive designs. The mirror finish radiantly reflects multiple colors and opens up a world of design possibilities for issuers like CPI Card Group.

CPI is EMV-certified in Canada and US and offers full range of services from card production to personalization and fulfillment.

About CPI Card Group
CPI, a global leader in financial, commercial and identification card production and related services, offers a single source for cards and other form factors, from financial and gift to EMV chip and mobile, and personalization and fulfillment services. CPI offers the largest secure and commercial production network in North America and is the leading commercial provider in the UK. CPI's production sites include: Denver, Colorado; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Colchester, England; Liverpool, England; and Toronto, Canada. CPIs’ plants in Colorado, Nevada, Indiana and Liverpool are ISO 9001 certified. For more information, visit http://www.cpicardgroup.com.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit http://www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter. 3M is a trademark of 3M Company.

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