Brands and retailers alike are targeting IoT technologies like RFID to solve the dual challenge of making shopping more convenient for consumers while reducing the environmental impact of their operations.
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PragmatIC's flexible IC is being built into the packaging of food and beverages, then is being read at multiple points, such as on store shelves and when the packaging is returned, to manage both reusable and recyclable containers.
The growth of e-commerce, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, has created a new demand for advanced packaging design.
The issues associated with climate change are complex and diverse, but using technology to improve recycling rates and decrease waste can make a difference.
The company has attained supply chain benefits thanks to a solution from SmartXHUB, enabling it to visualize the transportation of goods.
Stora Enso's ECO Meal UHF RFID tag for the food and beverage industry has a printed paper antenna and can be applied to or built into microwaveable packaged foods without posing a fire or arcing hazard.
Thanks to RFID technology, farms can control production and inventories, factories can guarantee product authenticity and proper packaging disposal, and customers can thus know what they are consuming.
BSN consultant Philip Calderbank predicts new partnerships between solution providers and RFID companies will address over-stocking trends, and that loss prevention will be a second area of growth.
Speakers on IoP Journal World's international panel concluded that opportunities for Internet of Packaging deployments are on the rise in businesses across a range of industries.