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Process Provides Case- and Item-Level Packaging Options


DALLAS, TX—Texas Instruments (TI) and Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. demonstrated the first Electronic Product Code (EPC) Generation 2 (Gen 2) RFID strap-on-box prototypes at RFID Wolrd 2006. Using TI's Tag-it EPC Gen 2 strap, Smurfit-Stone has developed a process for attaching Gen 2 straps to printed antennas directly on a corrugated box. The company is introducing its technology to consumer products goods (CPGs) manufacturers applying Gen 2 technology to cases for supply chain tracking applications.

Tag-it EPC Gen 2 straps consist of an integrated circuit and two conducting pads, which are connected to a conductive antenna printed on packaging materials or in the face of an adhesive label.

For more information on TI's RFID technology solutions, visit ti-rfid.com. See also smurfit-stone.com.

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