New NFC smart packaging solutions leverage low-cost, flexible and robust ICs
At the core of these new cost-effective smart solutions are Avery Dennison’s NFC inlays, which include NFC ICs from the ConnectIC® range of products manufactured by PragmatIC, a UK-based world leader in ultra-low-cost electronics. As these flexible ICs (“FlexICs”) are thinner than a human hair, robust and suitable for small diameter objects, they provide the ideal solution for adding a unique identity to everyday objects, for example small diameter syringes, or vials.
Avery Dennison’s inlays with ConnectIC® chips have been adopted by Schreiner MediPharm to add to its portfolio. The supplier, based near Munich, Germany, develops and produces innovative specialty labels and self-adhesive marking solutions with value-added benefits for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.
Enhancing patient safety and experiences
“We have always believed that integrating RFID into pharmaceutical products helps improve patient safety by enabling more accurate tracking and authentication of medication through the entire supply chain, with the goal of reducing error rates to nearly zero. With our new low-cost inlays based on PragmatIC ConnectIC® and our partnership with PragmatIC Semiconductor and Schreiner MediPharm, we help to enhance patient safety and experiences through novel smart packaging applications”, said Francisco Melo, Vice President and General Manager, Avery Dennison Intelligent Labels.
Avery Dennison’s special low-cost NFC inlays and Schreiner MediPharm’s labeling solution are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021.