Oberthur Technologies launches a PaperSIM Card

Oberthur Technologies launches a PaperSIM Card

Paris, December 1st, 2010–Oberthur Technologies, the world’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, has launched the PaperSIM, a premium sustainable plantbased SIM card body made from 100% paper. The PaperSIM is a natural high-tech card body composed of recyclable and biodegradable wood fibres designed to respect the eco-system.

With respect to the highest social & environmental standards on the market, the newly created PaperSIM card body uses fibers originating from managed sources. Compliant with ISO & GSM standards, the PaperSIM limits the use of non-renewable resources, minimizes harm to the natural world by using biodegradable ingredients and reduces the impact on the global carbon footprint.

Preserving the environment remains a central concern for Oberthur Technologies, who invests continuously in research and development for new and environmentally friendly methods and materials, whilst ensuring quality and respecting standards.

The PaperSIM card reflects the company’s total commitment to help sustain the long term viability of the planet.

“The PaperSIM card meets mobile operators’ demands for a high technology, sustainable alternative for SIM Cards” comments Xavier Drilhon, Managing Director Card Systems Division, Oberthur Technologies, “We are delighted to provide nature friendly products and solutions that balance our customers’ needs with the expectations of end-users’ and show our responsibility for the environment.”

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 904.6 million euros in 2009 and 6,160 employees worldwide, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target markets:

  • Card Systems: World’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.

  • Identity: A world leader in the manufacture of traditional and electronic secure identity documents. We are also a system integrator and a specialist in know-how transfer – census, personalisation platforms implementation and identity data management.

  • Security Printing: World’s third largest private security printer specialized in the production of banknotes, checks and numerous security documents in more than fifty countries.

  • Cash Protection: World leader in design and manufacture of intelligent cash protection solutions for CIT (Cash In Transit) companies, ATM manufacturers and owners, retailers, post offices and banks.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (société anonyme) registered in France with its headquarter office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.’s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris.

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

Press Contacts

Telephone: +33 1 55 46 71 23
Email: c.lafont-machin@oberthur.com

Card Systems Division:
Leana Benson Hersch
Phone: +1 310 868 1318
Email: l.hersch@oberthur.com