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The Label Academy’s third virtual master class covered the state of the art in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting technologies.  
 
As James Bevan, director of consultancy Vandagraf, noted, the scale of the global counterfeiting problem is terrifying....
Eltronis has scooped a winning prize in this year’s Finat awards in the security category with a label focused on its cloud-based software, engage

engage provides brand owners with a tool to link products to the internet through consumers’ smartphones. It was integrated into the label for one of the leading supplements and nutricosmetics supplier brands Hebe Life, to enable instant authentication of its products.

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Toppan Printing has integrated tamper-evident NFC1 tag functions into the structure of paper-based packages

RFID, NFC, and other ID technologies are commonly applied to the surfaces of product packages. This, however, can negatively impact printed graphics or appearance because packages are not necessarily designed to accommodate such a label, and the need to apply labels during packaging manufacture...

IHMA has produced a new glossary to help better understand holographic terms and definitions

The initiative is part of a wider move to improve understanding of commercial holography, its advances since its invention over 70 years ago, key milestones, and the technology’s role in anti-counterfeiting, authentication, currency and ID document security, brand and packaging enhancement and,...

Toppan Printing has developed NFC1 labels combining high-quality metallic design with the communication performance required of NFC tags

Toppan has developed the new NFC labels with high-quality metallic designs, especially for high-end items such as wine, spirits, and luxury brand goods without sacrificing design quality. Brand owners can also leverage NFC functions to facilitate product traceability, anti-counterfeiting, CRM,...

Reproflex Scandinavia has partnered with Digimarc to use its pioneering digital watermark technology to enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging

Reproflex works with brand owners and print houses in all areas of the graphic process, including pre-press for flexo, offset and digital printing. It is considered one of the most environmentally conscious suppliers to Scandinavia’s graphic industry, with customers in over 16 countries and over...

SML RFID launches ultra-small tag for pharmaceutical items

The GB32U9 is designed to tackle the pharmaceutical industry’s pain points of tracking liquid and small items. The inlay combines its ultra-small size with U9 sensitivity to provide balanced and accurate tracking of general pharmaceutical packages. In addition, its small design means the GB32U9...

Mark Andy has boosted the implementation of RFID technology across Decathlon’s network of warehouses and retail stores

Decathlon, a French-based sports equipment network, had implemented RFID technology in its retail stores and 43 warehouses worldwide in 2015. Now the company is exploring further benefits while implementing another RFID-based technology.

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SML Group has launched GB24U, a dual tag technology combining item-level tracking abilities of RFID with the loss prevention capabilities of an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tag

Incorporating UCODE8 capabilities from NXP, the GB24U8 enables retailers to use EAS technologies to combine traditional EAS functionality with the benefits of item-level RFID, including cycle counts, inventory management, auto-replenishment, and omnichannel and BOPIS fulfillment. 

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Steve Sundstrom has been appointed president of Sato America

Sundstrom joined Sato America in 2018, most recently holding the position of senior vice president of sales and operations. His leadership and overseeing sales, operations, marketing, and production have contributed to accelerated growth and market expansion for the company. 

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