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Wiliot (Caesarea, Israel), the Internet of Things pioneer whose combination of self-powered, stamp-sized computers and cloud-based privacy and sensing enables trillions of “things” to communicate with manufacturers, recently announced the Wiliot Starter Kit. Visitors to the company’s booth at the NRF 2022 will have the chance to win free Starter Kits as part of its “Open Release” programme.


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.


Optomec Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico) recently announced that one of its long-time production customers purchased another five Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, bringing its total count over time to 15 systems. The $1+ million order is part of a production ramp plan that will grow to more than 25 systems over the next 12 months.

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