comment on this article

Security sensors produced in paper packages

Looking to meet the needs of logistics companies and the retail sector for new ways to protect shipments, prevent forgeries and ensure that products remain unspoiled during transportation, the ROPAS project has developed a paper based electronic security tag.

Developed by Finnish company VTT in association with a number of partners, the tag has an embedded battery and two LEDS, which show whether the shipment has been opened or tampered with.

Previously, electronics have only been integrated into plastic labels. However, the ROPAS project – Roll to Paper Sensors – has shown that electronics can be integrated into paper based tags and manufactured on a roll to roll process. According to ROPAS – a four year project which received €4.7million of EU funding – its approach will enable cost effective mass production of environmentally friendly tags.

Tom Austin-Morgan

Comment on this article

This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:

Add your comments


Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

NAND mobile solution

Micron Technology has begun volume shipments of the world’s first 176-layer ...

Get to market faster

A quick look at using Vicor's PFM and AIM in VIA packaging for your AC to Point ...

Digital consciousness

​Would you consider uploading your brain to the cloud if it meant you could ...

Ethical Concerns

Kyle Dent talks New Electronics through some of the ethical issues that have to ...