Avery Dennison RFID Solutions Target Apparel, Footwear

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) announced a newly expanded RFID portfolio that brings dramatically improved inventory accuracy and visibility to retail categories, including jewelry, cosmetics, healthcare, housewares and footwear, that until now have been hard to serve. In addition, RBIS is introducing new inlays for apparel.

"Our portfolio of UHF Gen2-compliant inlays continues to deliver the most versatile and high-performance RFID solutions available on the market today, and we're pleased to bring the benefits of these solutions to new categories," said Francisco Melo, vice president of global RFID, Avery Dennison.

New UHF inlay solutions
AD-320u7 – optimized for item-level apparel retail, this tested and qualified solution represents the smallest label size to provide excellent read range performance on a broad range of item-level apparel categories, reducing label complexity across the supply chain:
  • Antenna size: 41.4x16mm (1.61"x0.63")/SmartFace®label size: 44.4x19.05mm (1.75" x 0.75"
  • Utilizes NXP UCODE 7 IC
AD-172u7 – optimized, tested and qualified for excellent hand-held performance for use in retail environments for fashion and fine jewelry:
  • Antenna size: 22x12.5mm (0.87"x0.49")/SmartFace® label size: 31.75x15.49mm (1.25"x0.61")
  • Utilizes NXP UCODE 7 IC
AD-160u7 – developed for the cosmetic category in high-density read environments, this inlay with narrow form factor has been tested and qualified at a major vertical retailer and is intended for packaging with limited space, such as lipstick tubes and eyeliner pencils and provides strong performance on bottled liquids and lotions:
  • Antenna size: 60x4mm (2.36" x 0.158")/Label size: 64x6mm (2.77" x 0.236")
  • Utilizes NXP UCODE 7 IC
AD-180u7 – designed for eye shadow and cylindrical type packaging:
  • Antenna size: 26mm (1.02") diam./SmartFace® label size: 29.2mm  (1.15") Diam.
  • Utilizes NXP UCODE 7 IC
AD-383u7 & AD-381m5 – developed for item-level apparel applicationsand major global retailers:
  • Antenna Size: 50x30mm (1.97"x1.18")
  • AD-383u7 utilizes NXP UCODE 7 IC
  • AD-381m5 utilizes Impinj Monza 5 IC
"We've leveraged our innovation capabilities and technologies to create solutions that help retailers and brands improve their performance with RFID," Melo explained. "These new solutions are the perfect complement to our portfolio of technology solutions and make it easier, faster and more cost-effective to implement RFID programs that improve inventory accuracy, visibility and maximize ROI."

In addition to these retail-related inlays,Avery Dennison is introducing RFID inlay solutions that provide significant benefits for a wide variety of non-retail verticals, including pharmaceutical and healthcare, aviation baggage, foodand automotive, library/media and logistics:

AD-806u7 – offers strong read performance for healthcare and item-level supply chain applications:
  • Antenna Size: 16x16mm (0.63x0.63")
  • Utilizes NXP UCODE 7 IC
AD-226iM – incorporates EPC 256bits and 512bits user memory for applications requiring more memory options:
  • Antenna Size: 95x8.15mm (3.74x0.32")
  • Utilizes NXP G2iM IC

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