NEWS: Debut for Printed Label with RFID Sensor Platform

15-03-2017

Schreiner PrinTronics, Schreiner Group’s competence center for printed electronics will present a ‘world first’ printed RFID sensor platform, featuring a complex label with electrical functions at the upcoming LOPEC exhibition  (29-30/3 Munich.)

Using printed conductive traces, the label combines a temperature and a first-opening sensor with a NFC chip. The device features an imprinted NFC antenna, so the chip can be read with a smartphone equipped for this purpose. Developed for roll-to-roll processes the solution is ideally suited for automated processing, says the company.

When the printed RFID sensor platform is used to seal a pack it performs two essential functions. It continuously measures and records temperatures (through a sensor) across the entire supply chain during the label’s lifetime. A very thin, flexible battery embedded in the label enables such long-term data logging. Second, additionally integrated first-opening sensor indicates whether or not the label tampered with or opened.

The company will also showcase printed conductive traces, antennas, heating elements, reflectors, multifunctional user interfaces and other sensors. Schreiner PrinTronics has been developing high-precision roll-to-roll printing of electronics to consistently higher levels in recent years, it claims.