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NFC Solution Fights Beverage Counterfeiting

Toppan Printing and Amcor are working in partnership to ensure the origin of wines and beverages marketed by their customers, using a Near Field Communication solution.
By Edson Perin
Oct 09, 2019

Toppan Printing and Amcor, companies active in the global packaging market, have announced an agreement to collaborate on providing an anticounterfeiting solution for the wine and beverage markets.

Verifying the authenticity of a bottle of wine via an NFC phone
The two companies combined Toppan's strength in developing high-security Near Field Communication (NFC) label-based technologies with Amcor's manufacturing and supply capabilities to develop InTact, a wine and beverage capsule with an integrated NFC tag that detects opening or tampering.

InTact's hands-on testing at a French winery began in late 2016, and the creation of a robust supply chain allowed for large-scale launch and sales. Toppan and Amcor will offer InTact as a high-security solution to counter the damage caused by counterfeiting in the alcohol market.

The InTact capsule incorporates an NFC tag that detects breakage and can be authenticated using a smartphone. The NFC-enabled capsule represents a high-security closure solution to help prevent fraudulent refills and gray-market diversion of original bottles, which has been a growing problem in the wine and beverage industry.

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