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Radio Frequency Identification Overview

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Packaging

What is RFID?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is accomplished through wireless communication between reader chips located on antennas, these antennas then work as scanners. RFID is ideal for locating or quantifying items whether they are in a specific location or going through the supply chain. RFID chips can be low frequency, high frequency, and ultra high frequency. RFID chips can be used according to their specific capabilities and ranges. RFID technology can read multiple tags simultaneously and/or read at distances more than a few feet or up to 100 feet depending on the type of inlay. There are both active and passive RFID products that serve different purposes. RFID chips are ideal for material tracking, inventory management, tool tracking, access control, medication adherence, and more.

What is RFID used for?

RFID chips are commonly used to track and identify pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, enabling inventory visibility and replenishment, while also providing real-time locations of assets.  

Advantages of RFID over Barcoding

The major advantage to using an RFID tag vs a barcode is in scenarios where tracking several hundreds to thousands of units is applicable. The wireless functionality allows for a reader to interrogate inlays that are out of the line of sight such as pallets, boxes, or where an entire pharmacy stores inventory needs to be counted quickly and accurately. The use of RFID tags can save a significant amount of time and money providing a quick analysis of stock levels and or can add or subtract inventory as they are being shipped or received by the use of gates or overhead readers. There are hundreds of applications for RFID and the uses grow by the day. Below you will find several case studies.

What sets CCL Apart?

CCL is uniquely positioned to convert and encode RFID Inlays into finished labels in a cGMP environment. CCL has invested in state of the art converting and encoding equipment along with software to ensure the not only the quality of the label but the functionality of the RFID tag. Our RFID enabled labels go through the industries most rigorous inspection system with a second redundancy inspection to flag and replace any non-functional RFID labels.

Why use CCL on your next RFID project?  

CCL works with the industry leaders in the development of new RFID tags, inlay sizes, software and system integrators to ensure the successful launch of your next RFID project. CCL has invested heavily into highly trained personnel and new state of the art equipment. With our skilled staff we are able to innovate not only at the product level but at the machinery level, modifying equipment to push the boundaries to achieve what was once not possible yesterday to what is possible today.

 

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What sets CCL Apart?

CCL is uniquely positioned to convert and encode RFID Inlays into finished labels in a cGMP environment. CCL has invested in state of the art converting and encoding equipment along with software to ensure not only the quality of the label but the functionality of the RFID tag. Our RFID enabled labels go through the industries most rigorous inspection system with a second redundancy inspection to flag and replace any non-functional RFID labels.

Why use CCL on your next RFID project?  

CCL works with industry leaders in the development of new RFID tags, inlay sizes, software and systems integrators to ensure the successful launch of your next RFID project. CCL has invested heavily into highly trained personnel and new state of the art equipment. With our skilled staff we are able to innovate not only at the product level but at the machinery level modifying equipment to push the boundaries to achieve what was once not possible yesterday to the what is possible today.

Trust CCL for you Smart Packaging

• Over 30 cGMP manufacturing facilities globally.
• 2mL sized integrated RFID labels enabling the fastest packaging line speeds with the lowest financial impact.
• The most rigorous RFID inspection on the market, yielding a verified 99.9% operable labels at shipment.
• Over 1 million dollars new RFID investment in September 2020 with installation Q2 2021.
• Strong relationships with inlay and equipment manufactures to able to customize at the product level or machinery level.
• Ability to use current adhesive of an existing label spec.
• CCL’s current RFID converting facility is in Hightstown, NJ.
• 17 years of experience converting RFID tags.
• RFID encoding.
• Encoding with matching serialized 2d barcode.
• Plans for 3x RFID capacity expansion by Q3 2021.
• Customer commitment (PO), CCL will expand RFID converting operations globally.  

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