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Graphene Tag can be Etched on Food28-02-2018
Graphene is already well known as a ‘wonder ‘ material because it is extremely thin and strong, a great conductor of heat and electricity, is antibacterial and can even hunt cancer. But now you can have your wonder material and eat it, too! James Tour at Rice University has demonstrated a way to etch a graphene ‘ label’ onto food like bread and potatoes, as well as materials like cardboard and cloth, where it could then act as an RFID tag.
On Pack Display Shows How Much is in the Bottle15-03-2018
August Faller Group has designed the prototype for an innovative medication pack that captures the level in an opaque bottle of liquid medicine at the push of a button and delivers it to the patient via an integrated display.
Intelligent Biosensors to Track Food Spoilage15-03-2018
Clemson University researchers are working to develop packages that would use communication between cells to detect food that’s beginning to spoil. This ‘intelligent’ packaging would use sensors to detect biological processes – specifically, the signals cells send to each other when they start to break down.
Wider Printhead Offers Advanced Product Identification15-03-2018
HP Inc recently announced a 22mm wide-swath printhead for high-speed, high-resolution marking needs. These include 1D and 2D bar codes, enabling brands to benefit from large-size codes and characters for advanced product identification, anti-counterfeiting, and track and trace, it says.
A Lot of (SMART) Bottles!15-03-2018
Market research analysts Technavio forecast the global smart bottle market will grow at a CAGR of close to 15% during the period 2018-2022. This is according to their latest report which segments the global smart bottle market into the following applications (smart water bottle, smart pharmaceutical bottle, smart alcoholic beverage bottle, and smart baby feeding bottle) and key regions (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).
Two Major New Customers for Thinfilm’s NFC Technology15-03-2018
Thin Film Electronics has announced British American Tobacco Global Travel Retail (BAT GTR) as a new customer. BAT GTR is launching a connected edition of its Dunhill brand products using the company’s NFC (near field communication) SpeedTap™ tags.
Chilling Your wine to Perfection28-02-2018
We all know Aussies are partial to a cold beer, but in New Zealand they are going a step further as a notable Sauvignon Blanc producer is now using thermographic label technology to show when a wine is chilled correctly. The producer, Matua, is using Chill Check labels to identify when its Regional Series and First Frost Sauvignon Blanc are crisp and aromatic, according to a recent story in PKN.
Strategic Partnership to Offer Connected Products28-02-2018
Meanwhile labels solutions provider Multi-Color Corporation has also been busy elsewhere with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Talkin’ Things, the smart packaging system which enables brands to communicate with consumers, protect against counterfeiting, track products throughout the supply chain, and much more!