23 May 2020

The end of queues?

We’ve seen major retailers shut their doors, whilst stores that stock the essentials are implementing drastic measures to keep the public safe. Queues however, could still be a hotbed for the spreading of COVID-19… Are ‘Scan and Go’ platforms an effective — and potentially permanent — solution?

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14 May 2020

Apparel Industry Innovators Launch Digital Sustainability Initiative to Shape the Future of Sustainable Fashion

Avery Dennison joins forces with The R Collective and EVRYTHNG to digitize The R Collective’s upcycled Denim Reimagined collection, supported by Levi’s®, to minimize jeans’ climate impact and lead with sustainability in consumer care. (VOGUE Business)

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12 May 2020

Touchless Retail Experiences – The New Normal

Like any crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is a catalyst for change. Increased demand, product shortages, minimal time to stocktake and the added need for social distancing have really put the pressure on grocery stores and retailers worldwide. It’s clear that retail will never be the same. Following the recent acquisition of Smartrac, Francisco Melo, vice president and general manager, Global Intelligent Labels for Avery Dennison shares our combined vision on RFID for a future post COVID-19.

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28 April 2020

RFID: Tiny Wonders Behind Friction-Free Grocery Shopping

RFID is making frictionless shopping a reality, while giving products a digital identity that enables inventory tracking and enhances consumer experiences. Thanks to key partnerships with brands like Ralph Lauren, and having recently acquired Smartrac, one of the leading RFID manufacturers in the world, Avery Dennison Intelligent Labels has the leverage and market share to dominate this digital transformation. (FORBES)

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31 March 2020

Dual-Frequency “RAINFC” Products: Merging the Best of Both

RFID has proven its worth in inventory management, authentication, and customer experience solutions. Enabling these solutions together used to require both, NFC (HF) and RAIN RFID (UHF) products. Smartrac’s new dual-frequency RFID inlays and tags combine both technologies in one innovative, high-performance solution.

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31 March 2020

Looking for Extra-Robust Tags and Inlays? Smartrac's DURA Products Have the Answer

In many brand, retail, supply chain, RTI (Returnable Transport Items) and industrial applications, RFID products face environmental stresses that challenge conventional inlays and tags but don’t justify the use of industrial-grade hard tags. Now, Smartrac has the answer: its new DURA range, and DOGBONE® DURA in particular.

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31 March 2020

Rapid Response to Retail Needs: MINIWEB Products Based on New Impinj ICs

Supply Chain and Inventory Management have always been among the most important RFID retail application areas worldwide – and need to be done as fast and efficient as possible. New MINIWEB RAIN RFID inlays and tags make it happen.

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31 March 2020

New Market Opportunities for Label Converters

IDTechEx Research estimates that the market for RFID products will grow to $13.4 billion in 2020, from $11 billion in 2018. The adoption of RFID enhanced labels in many industries is creating additional opportunities for label converters. This white paper provides insights into where the biggest market opportunities are and how to seize them.

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31 March 2020

Test the Best: Why Smartrac Continues to Invest in Testing Facilities

RFID hard tags are often used in critical and demanding industrial and logistical application scenarios that require ultimate performance and quality. To achieve this, Smartrac's R&D and manufacturing facility in Wehnrath, Germany, the company’s competence center for hard tags, has invested in a high-tech anechoic test chamber.

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31 March 2020

Enhancing Healthcare Quality with RFID Innovations for the Sterile Goods Cycle

Surgical instruments are a challenge for today’s RFID technology: made of stainless steel, they are delicate, and are sterilized at extreme temperatures (up to 121°C/250°F). Tiny, super-high frequency tags (SHF, 5.8 GHz) are needed to create a digital copy of the sterile goods cycle.

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