Functional inks: Easier traceability and safer consumption

27 October 2016

Traceable consumer products and entertaining solutions are about to become part of our everyday lives. In the TagItSmart project, functional inks are being developed which can be used to add variable codes to products. For example, using such a code a mug can notify a consumer of the temperature of a drink, or packaging can notify of the 'best before' date and the product origin and country of production.
The project partners are also developing a leakage indicator suitable for packaging, which reacts to oxygen entering vacuum-packaging. Using this technology, for example food packaging can indicate whether its contents are fit for consumption or spoiled (News Item VTT, 3 October 2016).
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