Thinfilm partners with Tapì Group to better serve the wine and spirits industry with NFC tags

By Jenny Eagle

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Thinfilm has partnered with Tapì Group which specialises in the design, production, and distribution of closures for the beverage sector, to better serve the wine and spirits industry with NFC (near field communications) tags.

Tapì, headquartered in Massanzago (PD), Italy, and Thinfilm, based in San Jose, California, will develop and implementation Thinfilm’s NFC-technology.

Track & trace

Matthew Bright, senior director, Product & Technical Marketing, Thinfilm, confirmed the news at the AIPSA (Active & intelligent packaging Summit Americas) in New Jersey (June 3-4).

He said the two companies have begun to develop NFC-enabled OpenSense closures so brands can protect their products, assuring their customers the contents of the bottle are authentic and safe to consume. 

OpenSense detects when a closure seal has been broken and alerts the consumer that the container or bottle may have b tampered with. 

A second closure type, based on the Thinfilm SpeedTap tag, is designed to allow brands to open a direct channel to customers for delivering real-time experiences throughout the consumer journey. .

We are excited to offer our IoT technology in the beverage sector, which will protect and enhance our customers’ products on several fronts. Counterfeit products not only cause worldwide losses in the sector, but they are a big health problem​,” said Roberto Casini, CEO, Tapì Group. 

NFC for Dummies

In addition, brands are looking for ways to interact with consumers. These cleverly integrated smart closures can help our customers track and protect their products while at the same time strengthening their reputations on the market by increasing engagement with consumers.​”

Click here ​to get a copy of Thinfilm's NFC Mobile Marketing For Dummies book.

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