European paper, pulp and packaging manufacturing company Stora Enso has begun offering an RFID-based product for packaging connectivity that it calls its Intelligent Packaging solution. The company is providing both Near Field Communication (NFC) and ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags, readers, and cloud-based software, to manage read data for tracking products as they move through the supply chain or when they are handled by retailers or consumers.
Stora Enso makes products for converters that build brand packaging, as well as for the brands themselves. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, and is ranked fifth in the world by sales within its industry. Its customers, both converters, and product brands told Stora Enso they could benefit from adding intelligence to the packaging in which products are transported and sold. RFID in packaging would help companies to uniquely identify and track those products. Read Full Article