Unique components should lend themselves to unique identification, allocation and tracking across their entire lifecycles for maintenance and other relevant purposes. Corporations like Siemens AG rely on RFID labels from Schreiner ProTech (Oberschleißheim, Germany) in automation projects of their customers in the automotive supplier industry.
Identiv, Inc. (Fremont, California) recently announced a collaboration with OTACA Tequila, expanding smart packaging innovations with near field communication (NFC)-enabled authentication, product provenance and transparency, customer loyalty, and brand awareness. Identiv’s high-class NFC transponders connect consumers and brands into an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem where consumer engagement is present in each digital touchpoint.
Avery Dennison Corporation (Glendale, California) has recently become the first and only pre-qualified intelligent labels provider to receive the How2Recycle label for RFID paper hang tags. The label has been assigned based on a number of factors that How2Recycle considers: applicable law, collection (access to recycling), sortation (MRF package flow), reprocessing (technical recyclability), end markets. This development follows many years of research and development within Avery Dennison Smartrac to develop a unique combination of materials, adhesives, and inlay construction to enable RFID labels to be recycled alongside any other residential recycling stream, meaning they can be transformed with any other paper-based materials.