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NXP explains how NFC healthcare labels and packaging can be used to combat the spread of Covid-19

An NFC smart label on a Covid-19 test

PARTNER NEWS: NFC-based intelligent labels and packages offer “the safety and security necessary to help tackle the spread of Covid-19 while giving scientists, medical staff and patients the ability to interact with products so they can verify authenticity, check expiration dates and even gain useful insights into the nature of the virus,” NXP has explained... More


NFCW launches online conference and exhibition platform

NFCW editor Sarah Clark in a video presentation

KNOWLEDGE CENTRE: The NFCW team has developed a new online conference and exhibition platform that lets readers quickly and easily share information on the innovative projects, products and services they are working on with our global audience of senior executives and technical specialists — and we’re opening early access today with some very special charter rates for sponsors and exhibitors... More




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‘World first’ plastic NFC tag opens up new possibilities for NFC deployments

Global playing card and board game producer Cartamundi, nanoelectronics research centre Imec and Holst Centre — an initiative set up by Imec and Dutch research institute TNO — have unveiled a “world first” NFC tag made entirely out of plastic that offers the chance of “manufacturing chips in large volumes at low cost”... More


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Tostitos tortilla chip bags use NFC to order an Uber when consumers are too drunk to drive

Tostitos Party Safe

US consumers can now order a discounted Uber ride by tapping their NFC smartphone against a bag of Tostitos tortilla chips when they have had too much to drink. The bag detects the presence of alcohol on a person’s breath and shows either a green or red steering wheel to alert the consumer of whether or not they are safe to drive home. More


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Consumers to personalise makeup and perfume with electronic ink and NFC packaging

E Ink

Beauty product buyers will soon be able to add their name to their makeup compact and perfume bottles, write personal messages to gift recipients, access information based on skin conditions, receive targeted advertisements and connect to social media campaigns through an electronic ink display, powered by NFC, on the product packaging... More








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NFC packaging to safeguard medicines

Thinfilm

Patients will soon be able to identify whether pharmaceutical products are in a factory sealed or opened state and access contextual content with the tap of an NFC phone using a solution developed by Thinfilm and Jones Packaging. The technology will also enable pharmaceutical companies to authenticate products and track individual items. More



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Packaging Digest gets NFC cover

Readers of Packaging Digest magazine’s current print issue have the chance to win prizes by tapping their phone against an NFC-enabled cover produced by Cellotape Smart Products, Smartrac and Thinaire... More




DNP to add invisible smart ink to printed media

T-ink

Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing has signed a partnership deal with US startup T+ink, developer of an invisible conductive ink technology that can be used to let consumers interact with books, magazines, advertising, tickets, product packaging and other printed media using a smartphone or other mobile device... More


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Thinfilm to offer NFC temperature sensors for product packaging

Printed NFC barcode

Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm is to introduce low cost NFC time and temperature sensors that can be incorporated into the packaging of food products and other perishable items, to enable consumers, distributors and merchants to use an NFC phone to check that a product has been kept at the required temperature all the way through the supply chain... More


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