Cans to become the RFID ‘antenna’

December 4: Tracking of canned products through the supply chain using radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the objective of a recently-signed joint development programme between Crown Holdings and QinetiQ.
Metal containers have until now presented challenges to RFID systems because of signal reflection, detuning and grounding, preventing brand owners from exploiting the opportunities being enjoyed by users of other types of packaging.

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