Smart Card Production Environment

An Overview to Smart Card Production Processes
  • Claus Ebner
  • Thomas GoetzEmail author


This chapter gives an introduction to the production steps in the lifecycle of a (smart) card. After a short introduction, the manufacturing of the card body will be described. The next paragraphs give information on the personalisation process chain from data processing and on to card personalisation and additional services such as packaging and shipment. A separate paragraph focuses on quality and security issues. At the end, there are a few thoughts on current trends and challenges for the smart card industry.


Card body production Smart card personalisation 


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    ISO/IEC 7810. More Information Available via, accessed August 2016.
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    ETSI TS 102 221 Smart Cards; UICC-Terminal interface; Physical and logical characteristics. More information at, accessed August 2016.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Giesecke & DevrientMunichGermany

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