Smart sustainability - active and intelligent packaging

Smart sustainability - active and intelligent packaging

Active and intelligent packaging helps to combat counterfeiting and can engage consumers. Tony Corbin finds out if can also help brands achieve sustainability goals.

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RFID tags could save the U.K. National Health Service $500M/year

RFID tags could save the U.K. National Health Service $500M/year

Diagnostic samples bound for one of the U.K.’s NHS pathology labs get low-cost RFID labels that save packaging, staff, and operational costs, among other benefits.

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Taking on the anti-counterfeiting challenge

Taking on the anti-counterfeiting challenge

Counterfeiting has moved on from small-scale operations to big business. Elisabeth Skoda shines a light on solutions aimed at luxury packaging, pharmaceuticals and fast-moving consumer goods ranging from holograms to printed on-pack and on-blister codes a

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Do Androids dream of electric sensors?

Do Androids dream of electric sensors?

Electronic tracking of medication, flexible electronic connectivity, and battery-free sensor tags? These all sound like they are straight from an alternate universe in a Philip K. Dick novel; however, innovation today in the real world is smart.

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Reducing waste using electronic tagging

Reducing waste using electronic tagging

NFC means two electronic devices can be connected, for example using a debit card or phone for a contactless payment. However, the benefits of NFC go well beyond this, as the technology could also be used to increase recycling and reduce waste.

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