Food packaging deal boosts tracking

Partnership brings near-field communications closer

By Paul Gander

Stora Enso says its decision to team up with electronics specialist NXP Semiconductors will allow the paper and board company to be first into the market for integrated ultra-high frequency (UHF) and near-field communication (NFC), offering supply-chain...

Software aids traceability in today's complex retail business climate

Direct network links help to manage data proliferation

With the growing amount of data being generated for - and on - packaging lines, particularly around printers, readers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), cameras and other peripherals, food and drink companies are realising the value of a direct link...

Consumers can scan products to trace their origin

How to avoid another horsemeat scandal

By Rick Pendrous

A repeat of the horsemeat scandal that has rocked the industry could be avoided if the findings of new pan-European traceability research are adopted, according to those behind the project.

Rewritable memory is the packaging of the future, according to Takle

One giant leap for electronics in print form

By Paul Gander

Printed electronics is about to take a leap forward, with a prototype temperature sensor scheduled for this year, and interactive tags less than five years away, one European technology provider has predicted.

Speed into the zone

Speed into the zone

Operations managers have two major considerations: maintaining safety standards on site and boosting efficiency. To help them achieve these goals,...


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