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RFID powered Text-to-Speech feature on medicine bottles

RFID powered Text-to-Speech feature on medicine bottles

05-09-2019

Two major pharmacy retail outlets in the USA, Sam's Club and Walmart, have confirmed their use of a talking medication device which leverages RFID technology. The ScripTalk technology, provided by En-Vision America, is intended to help the visually impaired access their prescription information...

Printable verification of HPP on individual packs

Printable verification of HPP on individual packs

17-09-2019

Recently High Pressure Processing (HPP) has undergone strong growth as it enables packaged foods and beverages to retain natural flavours and be free of preservatives over extended periods. HPP can keep consumers safe from harmful bacteria such as salmonella and listeria. Until now the gap in that process has been the inability to inspect individual packages to identify where the HPP process might have failed...

Hey – its the kinda straw that mama makes!

Hey – its the kinda straw that mama makes!

17-09-2019

At AIPIA we have always championed Smart Packaging, even if it is not categorized by Active ingredients & coatings or NFC/RFID tags and chips. So we are pleased to report on this clever idea, which first came to prominence in the UK on BBC’s business financing show Dragon’s Den. As the demand for more eco-friendly straws increases, many organizations have created paper-based or reusable metal straws, but one company has gone a step further by creating a pasta-based sustainable drinking Straw -- the Stroodle – a UK based start up...

The best beer cap in the world? Probably…..

The best beer cap in the world? Probably…..

05-09-2019

Carlsberg’s belief is that ‘fresher beer equals better beer’. So its Fresh Cap innovation has been designed to reduce oxidation via an oxygen scavenging compound inside the liner of the cap. This results in less oxygen in the bottle, because the cap actively absorbs the gas, removing it from the head space...

Beyond the simple wine label’ thanks to NFC and QR

Beyond the simple wine label’ thanks to NFC and QR

05-09-2019

BottleVin, a Silicon Valley-based, startup that developed a smart bottle marketing and analytics platform for wine, spirits and beer producers in 2018, has announced the launch of its latest NFC (near-field communication) enabled bottle for its original client, Napa Valley-based Reynold’s Family Winery...

ThinFilm pulls out of NFC tag market

ThinFilm pulls out of NFC tag market

17-09-2019

In a statement released on 12th September Thin Film Electronics ASA announced that its wholly owned USA subsidiary, Thin Film Electronics, Inc. has decided to pull out of the manufacture and supply of NFC tags and its related software platform...

New ‘RFID Paper’ allows customized tag printing ‘on demand’

New ‘RFID Paper’ allows customized tag printing ‘on demand’

05-09-2019

A Russian RFID technology company, ISBC Group, has developed an RFID Paper, which is intended to enable companies to print customized RFID labels in-house and on demand, as a low cost alternative to label-conversion machines or the long rolls of tags currently available, according to an article in RFID Journal recently...

Packaging Design, Innovation and Technology in India

Packaging Design, Innovation and Technology in India

12-09-2019

AIPIA is looking for up to FIVE speakers to participate in a one day conference during the PACPROCESS INDIA event in New Dehli 12-14 December 2019. The show is organised by Messe Düsseldorf India. The conference, which will be co-organised by Messe Dusseldorf India and IPP Star, publishers of Packaging South Asia, and will be partnered by AIPIA. AIPIA is the key content partner for the conference. Name of conference: PDIT2 Conference (Packaging Design, Innovation and Technology)

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