The Internet of Things has also become indispensable in the packaging industry. The combination of smart packaging and IoT provides additional information about the packaged product.
This is often done via a print or a sticker with a QR code or an NFC tag. The additional information is accessible by scanning the QR code with a scanner or a smartphone. The NFC tag ensures contactless exchange between two devices. The unique code gives users a watertight guarantee of authenticity.
A new offshoot of smart packaging is the use of the so-called RFID technology on stickers, labels and plastic. The abbreviation RIFD stands for Radio Frequency Information. This technique is an example of printed electronics. The packaging is in contact with an antenna in the cloud via a tiny RIFD chip. The RIFD chip offers plenty of possibilities. This means that a barcode is no longer needed to exchange data. Radio waves read the RIFD chip remotely. This also makes physical contact a thing of the past. As a tracking system, RIFD is unsurpassed. This unique technique makes it possible to track products automatically, quickly, accurately and in real time throughout the entire production, packaging and distribution process.