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What’s The Future of Plastic Key Cards?

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If you are a hotel owner, you should know the pains of dealing with plastic key cards. They get lost, they get damaged and they are expensive to replace. There is also another side of the coin. These plastic cards harm the environment of the globe. A single plastic card takes thousands of years to degrade in the natural environment. Furthermore, due to the horrendous environmental impacts of these PVC key cards, several laws are enacted by governments of the entire globe to curb the use of these cards. Due to these reasons, hotel owners are looking for an eco-friendly alternative that is not only cheap but also reliable.

So what’s the future of these access key cards in the hotel industry?

Let me allow telling you that there is something new on the horizon.


Something better than plastic card keys for your hotel guests.


Something eco-friendly, sustainable, and encouraged by the governments. This blog post will talk about how hotels can start looking into alternative key cards made with revolutionary BioPaper material. The future is here: BioPaper key cards.

What is BioPaper?

BioPaper card is a promising substitute for PVC card, developed by the researchers of Nexqo. It is made with natural material that is readily available in natural resources. It can be used in the making of access cards such as hotel key cards, RFID cards, RFID tickets, ATM cards, amusement entrance cards etc. We can even make business cards from it! The best part is that these cards won’t contaminate the landfills like traditional plastic key cards.

Research shows that BioPaper does not damage the environment and can replace plastic materials such as PVC because of its high durability, low cost, and great performance.

Why BioPaper is the future of plastic key cards?

  • The number one reason for BioPaper to be the future of the PVC key cards is that it is an environmentally friendly material.
  • Secondly, it has the same working properties as plastic i.e. hardness, waterproof and tear-resistant. Furthermore, as compared to PVC key cards, BioPaper does not contain chlorine that makes them a sustainable replacement for traditional plastic card keys.
  • In addition, the raw material used in the production of this paper is extracted from natural resources such as seawater and limestone which eliminates any hazard on the environment caused by harmful chemicals.
  • Lastly, the cost of producing BioPaper is just a little higher than that of PVC cards. However, its life span is greater than those of plastic cards. Furthermore, governments are subsidizing hotel owners who are taking the green initiative to protect the environment. So in the long run it is cost-effective.

So it’s time to say goodbye to traditional plastic key cards and welcomes to the world of bio-friendly BioPaper.

What are the advantages of BioPaper key cards?

  • The number one advantage of BioPaper key cards is that these cards don’t cause any harm to the environment and even if disposed of irresponsibly, it won’t leach any toxic chemicals into the soil or water bodies.
  • Secondly, these cards are non-toxic. You don’t need to worry if they came in contact with food.
  • Thirdly, BioPaper key cards are durable and highly tear-resistant. This means that these cards will never get worn out.
  • Fourthly, these cards will not turn yellow like BioPVC and PVC.
  • Lastly, these cards are highly sustainable and 100% eco-friendly.

There are plenty of other advantages. The above is just a glimpse of them.

So, plastic key cards are a thing of the past. BioPaper is here to save us and our environment from the pollution that PVC cards created. The production of these cards requires far less energy than their plastic counterparts. If you want to learn more about how we can help your business cut back on its carbon footprint as well as costs, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation today. We’d love nothing better than to show you all the wonders this new technology has in store for tomorrow’s world leaders.

Do any of these reasons make sense why PVC cards should be replaced?

Click here to learn more about BioPaper card.

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