VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Creo Inc. and XINK Laboratories Ltd. presented a new class of secure flexographic radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna printing inks at the PISEC 6th World Product & Image Security Convention ( www.pisec-world.com), held in Vienna, Austria, recently. These new covertly tagged flexographic ink formulations target manufacturers and converters producing RFID-tagged smart packaging for use in supply chains. This type of smart packaging has been mandated by Wal-Mart and, more recently, was recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for pharmaceutical counterfeit protection.
Until now, one of the main concerns of the RFID industry has been the ability of counterfeiters to copy RFID tags by duplicating RFID numbering schemes. The new XINK antenna inks eliminate this possibility by integrating Creo Traceless® covert tagging technology, elevating Traceless XINK-printed RFID tags into the same league as currency and security instruments. The forensically invisible Creo taggant is high-speed machine-readable on production lines, or in remote locations, detected using Creo readers. For more information about Traceless, visit www.creo.com/traceless.