Morpho’s new eco-friendly, 100% paper SIM available for mass market

Flintbek, July 9, 2012

Morpho (Safran group) has announced that its new environmentally-friendly SIM card SIMply Green, is now available.

"SIMply Green" is a paper card made entirely of wood fibers (conforming with EN 13432 and FSC-certified wood). The smart card is biodegradable, compostable and recyclable, reflecting the commitment of Morpho – and most of its customers – to supporting environmental protection.

The new cards have successfully passed extensive testing for milling, punching and embedding to prove that their eco-friendly material does not compromise the expected functionality of a SIM. Optical personalization of the card is possible with dark backgrounds. SIMply Green is compatible with all handsets available on the market.

"With SIMply Green we offer our customers an operational product to meet environmental objectives without making any technological compromises," said Paul Naldrett, Senior Vice President Telecoms, e-Documents Division at Morpho. "Bringing this innovative eco-friendly card to market today is a major step in our environmental protection strategy. Currently 90% of our production – 720 million smart cards – comes from ISO 14001-certified sites. This environmental management standard provides for a CO2 monitoring system."

The first volumes of SIMply Green have already been delivered to a well known European mobile network operator.

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About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as
well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
Through its e-Documents Division, Morpho is a worldwide leader in identity documents and secure credentials. It delivers trust in the digital world through smart cards, passports, tokens, personalized and blank documents. The technology expertise of the e-Documents Division shapes the markets for
the ID document, payment, telecoms and Identity Access Management segments. With 3,000 employees, worldwide subsidiaries and 7 production and 7 development centers, the Division is close to its customers all over the globe.
For more information : www.morpho.com/e-documents www.safran-group.com

Press contact :

Morpho, e-Documents Division
Mareike NEUMAYER
Phone : +49 (0) 4347 715 2501
Mobile : +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61
mareike.neumayer@morpho.com
www.morpho.com/e-documents