Covectra has launched the next generation of StellaGuard, a smart label and mobile authentication technology offering an easier and more accurate method to identify, authenticate, track genuine products and combat counterfeiting

The new version of StellaGuard includes significant enhancements, including the combination of two authentication methods – serialization and the use of random numbers and holographic star patterns to provide a label virtually impossible to counterfeit.

‘Today’s global brands are...

Eltronis releases new authentication technology

According to the company, engage provides brands with a simple yet sophisticated tool to link products to the internet through consumers’ smartphones. Integrated within the design of the enseal closure label, Hebe Life’s customers authenticate their purchases by scanning the unique code assigned...

The VerifyMe technology is Our technology is currently available for use on the INX NW140 and NW210 UV digital inkjet presses that run INX NWUV multi-purpose inkjet inks for paper and plastic films

INX is developing inks incorporating VerifyMe’s RainbowSecure pigment for inkjet printing, in combination with high speed, high volume label, and packaging flexo. It is also suitable for roll-fed printing presses and shrink sleeve applications, CIJ inks, UV flexo, water flexo, offset, rigid...

Tapwow has partnered with Avery Dennison to release the Getting Started with NFC Tag, featuring a variety of the most popular NFC tags combined with the management software platform

As more customers are pursuing the opportunities in smart packaging and connected products featuring NFC technology, the companies sought to create an easy-to-use kit that would allow customers to use NFC tags in their environment. With a few clicks within the DIRX2 platform from Tapwow, a...

Moisture, temperature or chemical resistance takes priority in industrial labeling

Most applications for industrial labeling require long-term legibility in often challenging physical environments. They can carry a range of messages including warnings about dangers or compatibility, and the label carrying that messaging needs to last as long as the object to which it is...

Ribes Tech has developed a photovoltaic system printed on flexible films, turning mechanical buttons in contactless

The system, called Daphne, is based on photovoltaic materials printed on flexible films, turning any mechanical button into contactless operation. It uses special inks and a traditional rotary printer to produce thin films adaptable to any shape. These can be integrated with electronic boards...

Eltronis Group has launched engage, new cloud-based software that provides brands with a tool to link products to the internet through consumers’ smartphones

Designed to deliver trust and transparency to brands worldwide, engage is designed to meet the growing demand for a simple technology that allows consumers and brands to interact and communicate and protect goods. By adding engage to products, brands can promote the item's provenance and build...

inotec has acquired identytag and Winckel to expand and further develop its product offering

The acquisition will enable inotec to offer a broader labeling portfolio, increase production capacity, and develop additional product offerings for its European and worldwide markets. 

Selected for its expertise within the industry, identytag is one of the leading suppliers of RFID...

The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) has appointed Stéphane Piqué of Accenture as the new chair of its advisory board

Based in Switzerland, Piqué has spent the last five years leading Accenture’s Industry X practice in Switzerland and overall Industry X sales in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He is also leading the global smart packaging activities for Accenture. Piqué is also a guest lecturer in digital...

Consumer packaging must be beautiful and smart, writes Jay Sperry, platform evangelist at Digimarc Corporation

Packaging can be smarter and ‘digitally connected’ when combined with distributed computer systems and the web. This change will revolutionize productivity and quality while delivering new capability in a variety of product packaging applications. This capability has led to the fourth Industrial...

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