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    NFC to lead sharp rise in global smart packaging market

    October 27th, 2016

    The global smart packaging market is expected to reach US$26.7bn by 2024, according to a new report from market research firm Grand View Research. NFC is projected to be the fastest-growing segment, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 12% in the next eight years. Rising need for smart packaging products in electronics and automotive industries in Asia Pacific and the Middle East in particular is expected to fuel the growth.

    Luxury handbag maker uses NFC tags to counter fraud

    June 28th, 2016

    Owners of a handbag from Maria&Donato’s exclusive collection will soon be able to authenticate their purchase as well as discover information about the brand and buy limited-edition handbags online with a tap of their NFC device. More

    Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku

    May 23rd, 2016

    Pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods companies can now add NFC tags and QR codes to packaging in order to send out messages, promotions and offers to their customers’ smartphones using an integrated solution developed by packaging provider Jones Packaging and mobile marketing specialist Tuku. More

    Consortium to develop NFC packaging across UK supply chain

    March 31st, 2016

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has formed a specialist consortium to create a UK manufacturing supply chain that will support the widespread adoption of NFC packaging.  More

    Luxury winemaker integrates NFC into sherry bottles

    March 1st, 2016

    Spanish winemaker Barbadillo has integrated NFC into its limited edition bottles of Versos 1891 rare sherry so customers can check the beverage’s authenticity with a tap of their mobile device. “The NFC OpenSense tags incorporated into each bottle are specifically designed to thwart counterfeits, prevent unauthorized refills and facilitate product authentication,” says technology provider Thinfilm. The roll out follows a six-figure unit order for NFC OpenSense tags placed by packaging and labels provider Constantia Flexibles to deliver solutions to the beverage industry.

    NXP and Guala add NFC security to wine and spirit bottle caps

    January 19th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Leading bottle cap supplier Guala Closures Group is working with chip maker NXP to develop NFC-enabled closures for wine and spirit bottles that will allow consumers to check the product’s authenticity and whether or not the beverage has been tampered with. More

    NFC packaging to safeguard medicines

    December 23rd, 2015

    Patients will soon be able to identify whether pharmaceutical products are in a factory sealed or opened state and access contextual content with the tap of an NFC phone using a solution developed by Thinfilm and Jones Packaging. The technology will also enable pharmaceutical companies to authenticate products and track individual items. More

    NXP launches NFC blister packs and pill bottles for medication tracking

    November 18th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched NHS315x, a therapy adherence improvement platform that includes NFC sensors embedded in blister packs and pill bottles. The solution will let chronically ill patients use their smartphone to track which… More

    Packaging Digest gets NFC cover

    October 12th, 2015

    Readers of Packaging Digest magazine’s current print issue have the chance to win prizes by tapping their phone against an NFC-enabled cover produced by Cellotape Smart Products, Smartrac and Thinaire. “The NFC Challenge will continue to poll and survey readers and curious onlookers through the end of October and offers prizes as an incentive to participate,” Cellotape says.

    Stora Enso and NXP to make intelligent packaging with NFC

    May 29th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Renewable packaging solutions provider Stora Enso is to begin integrating RFID technology supplied by NXP Semiconductors into its packaging. The move will allow products to be tracked and traced throughout the entire supply… More

    LoyaltyGrid uses NFC tags to let luxury brands reward their customers at the point of sale

    November 6th, 2014

    Dutch startup LoyaltyGrid has unveiled a solution that lets luxury brands use NFC tags embedded in product packaging to guarantee the authenticity of their products — and deliver rewards, discounts, exclusive content, invitations to special events… More

    DNP to add invisible smart ink to printed media

    May 9th, 2014

    Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing has signed a partnership deal with US startup T+ink, developer of an invisible conductive ink technology that can be used to let consumers interact with books, magazines, advertising, tickets, product packaging… More

    Thinfilm to offer NFC temperature sensors for product packaging

    March 13th, 2014

    Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm is to introduce low cost NFC time and temperature sensors that can be incorporated into the packaging of food products and other perishable items, to enable consumers, distributors and merchants to… More

    Thinfilm to buy Kovio’s NFC tech

    January 15th, 2014

    Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Kovio’s printed NFC tag technology. Kovio’s NFC Barcodes use silicon ink and thin film technology and hold the promise of ultra low cost tags that can be directly printed onto product labels, coupons and packaging.

    Avery adds NFC packaging

    November 12th, 2013

    Product packaging manufacturer Avery Dennison has added DirectLink, an NFC-enabled packaging solution, to its range of products. Avery Dennison will provide a content management service to its clients as part of the offering, allowing them to offer consumers “immediate access to user friendly content such as a survey, recipe ideas, coupon, video tutorial or a user manual.”

    Chinese medicine gets NFC authenticity check

    November 5th, 2013

    The Hong Kong government-backed LSCM Research & Development Centre is testing a product authentication system for Chinese medicines that uses NFC tags embedded in packaging and NFC kiosks placed in stores. When a product is… More

    FineLine and Scanbuy offer retailers interactive packaging

    October 23rd, 2013

    Product labelling supplier FineLine Technologies and mobile solutions specialist Scanbuy have teamed up to offer a turnkey solution that enables retailers to add NFC, QR and Microsoft Tags to product packaging. The solution includes “mobile… More