Avery Dennison Introduces Multiple RFID Solutions for Retailers and Brands
- Avery Dennison makes RFID Tagging on Metals and Liquids Easy: Many retailers struggle with the challenge of RFID tagging products containing metal or liquid, such as housewares, cosmetics, lotions, fragrances, and other items using metal foil in the packaging. Retailers have wanted to achieve the inventory accuracy and loss prevention benefits of RFID for these items, but these materials/surfaces interfere with the radio frequencies the RFID reader and tag use to communicate. However, Avery Dennison has made RFID tagging these notoriously difficult products easy with the patent-pending AD-451m5 label that uses the Impinj Monza® 5 IC RFID.
- Avery Dennison Delivers Faster, Performance-Driven and Versatile RFID Tagging: For RFID applications that demand fast encoding, global versatility and best-in-class readability, Avery Dennison has partnered with NXP to deliver two new inlays to its UHF RFID portfolio, the AD-235u7 and the AD-370u7. The inlays feature the latest gGen2 IC from NXP, the UCODE7, which delivers high performance across all global markets. As the first company to bring the chip to market, Avery Dennison continues to set the industry standard for versatility, performance and speed in the global RFID market, giving brand owners the design flexibility they seek for label size and improved global performance they require. Delivering the fastest encoding speed capability on the market, the UCODE7-enabled inlays are able to program 100 items in milliseconds, enabling high-speed production of RFID tags and labels. Inventory management is further improved thanks to higher inlay sensitivity that allows all tags to be read from a greater distance, and allows a single small tag design to work across the full range of UHF RFID frequencies used in major global markets.
- Avery Dennison delivers breakthrough RFID digital printing solution which improves graphic capability and flexibility: As retailers have integrated RFID into their existing graphic tags, they have faced creative compromises with the limitations of printed RFID tags. The new solution offers the capability to print high quality graphic images and high-density variable information on UHF RFID integrated tags. This breakthrough utilizes Avery Dennison Smart Face technology, which delivers a superior printing surface without the multiple layers found in some competitor tags, combined with excellent graphic quality delivered through Avery Dennison’s extensive digital printing capabilities. This enables apparel retailers to eliminate separate RFID tags and labels and integrate RFID technology into their existing graphic tags, without compromising design creativity. Avery Dennison is the first to offer this integrated tag solution and continues to set the industry standard for versatility, performance and speed in the global RFID market. To date, Avery Dennison has delivered over 700 million Smart Face tags and labels to the market over 3 years.
- Avery Dennison Improves RFID Label Durability: For RFID applications that require elevated levels of durability including harsher environments in high-impact situations, Avery Dennison has partnered with EM Marin to expand its current RFID solutions portfolio to address customer durability needs with three new inlays, the AD-234eM, AD-382eM and AD-319eM, which include EM 4124 IC chip technology. These new inlays are the ideal solution for printed fabric labels that are sewn into a garment at the very beginning of the manufacturing process, securely attaching the label so that the garments can be tracked from source, through the distribution center, to the store floor and final check-out process, ensuring enhanced inventory accuracy and loss prevention throughout the global apparel supply chain.
The apparel industry is adopting RFID technology at a faster rate than other industries with Avery Dennison RFID inlays being widely used by global apparel brands and retailers including Marks & Spencer, Macy’s, Gerry Weber and CentrObuv. UHF/HF/NFC RFID Item‐level marking solutions provide retailers with benefits ranging from improved inventory productivity, labor efficiency and loss prevention while enhancing the customer’s retail experience through the use of new interactive applications that make retail transactions simpler and more convenient.