Thinfilm is a globally established company in NFC mobile marketing and smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics technology. Since the start in 1997, Thinfilm has been the creator of printed tags, labels, and systems that include memory, sensors, displays, and wireless communication. The company strives to integrate technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to bring intelligence to everyday items. Thinfilm works towards its mission to extend the traditional boundaries of the Internet of Things to fuel the Internet of Everything in a productive manner.
Based on Thinfilm’s printed technology, a unique sensing label by the name Thinfilm Smart Label Sensors was created. The label is used for temperature threshold detection and brings a new functionality and crystal-clear reads to temperature controlled supply chains. This is revolutionizing in a sense that it can have a direct impact on quality, usability, safety and customer satisfaction. Temperature threshold detection is needed in a variety of supply chains – from food to pharmaceuticals. Many in which the need for proper handling and transportation is of high importance as it determines the quality and safety of the products before usage.
Thinfilm’s printed electronics technology enables additional functionality and simplified reading compared to many conventional solutions. What separates Thinfilm’s Smart Label Temperature Sensors from other solutions is that it is affordable as well as simple to use. Smart Labels give a clear, direct indication if there has been a temperature excursion above or below the limits. Systems that are more expensive prevent extensive use which can lead to imprecision and consequently have an impact on the quality and safety of the products measured.
“With its affordability, we will be able to monitor more products than we are today as Smart Labels can provide the entire temperature history of an object”, says Christer Karlsson, CTO at Thin Film Electronics. This means that we will be able to cut down on the wastage of necessities such as foods. It will also be possible to transport vaccines and medicines to geographic locations fram away from the origin of manufacture. The Smart Labels are one step towards a smarter and more sustainable world which is why the demand on the global market is expected to rise within the years to come.
Read more about the product on Thinfilm’s website.