The technology RFID, smart in the containers and packaging labels
July 1, 2009
The advantages of incorporating RFID technology in the packaging industry are increasingly numerous. It not only provides information on the traceability of a packaging or packaging from (the control of receipt of the product to the location in the store) or of stock in real time, etc., but it also ensures their quality and safety.
In recent years, for example, food and cosmetics sectors implemented this technology in high-end products to fight against piracy. "Through a personalized identifier, these labels can ensure their authenticity and quality against counterfeiting and manipulations, which protects the prestige of the brand and creates an additional economic benefit", explained the director-general of some electronicsJoan Maria Cassany.
In addition, the RFID solutions minimize the risks of food contamination and optimize the costs and the life of the product, allowing "the hygiene control of operators to cold chain monitoring, temperature records and restrictions on access to certain equipment and areas of production lines"He said.
These are some of the main conclusions of the seminar on technological innovation on 12 and 13 may, organized by the international packaging show, Hispack, and Barcelona food technologies, Bta, in collaboration with the Institut de Recerca i technology Agroalimentàries (Irta).
Among other topics, new techniques of conservation and packaging of meat and fish were also examined and were presented the latest developments in ingredients and food additives and in food refrigeration systems.