Consumer Goods





Nike Joins Surge in NFC Tags on Sneakers

Nike is conducting a pilot programme with AntChain for a new sneaker featuring an NFC chip. The programme enables consumers to access product origin information by tapping their smartphone against an NFC chip on the sneaker.

Technical Features - August 30, 2023 midnight

Authenticity Problems in Global Watch Market

A new report by Watchfinder & Co, a luxury pre-owned watch specialist, revealed that 14% of British collectors have counterfeit timepieces in their rotations. Specifically, the research identified a staggering total of 1,010,572 watches.

Consumer Goods - August 30, 2023 midnight

Leather Industry Urges Airlines to Ensure Traceability

Scottish leather supplier Muirhead is urging airlines to ensure the traceability of leather during procurement. The advice follows the emergence of leather suppliers whose products – despite being marketed as sustainable, ethical and European – come from a complex and blurred supply chain, with hides imported from as far as South America.

Fraud Detection - August 30, 2023 midnight

Diamonds are a Counterfeiter’s Worst Enemy

Exploiting the uniqueness derived from the inherent randomness of industrial processes is not a new approach for anti-counterfeiting technologies, but a new breed of physically unclonable functions (PUFs) might just be a step too far for counterfeiters to spoof.

Technical Features - August 30, 2023 midnight

Plug and Print for Leibinger’s New Intelligent Marking System

Leibinger, the third generation family-owned German coding and marking systems company, used the interpack trade show in Düsseldorf to launch IQJET, which it describes as the ‘world’s first intelligent coding and marking system for products and packaging’.

Technical Features - July 5, 2023 midnight

A World First for Measuring Traceability Initiatives in Luxury Goods

The E4S OriginAll Luxury Transparency and Traceability Index, aka THE INDEX, is the world's first platform for measuring how effectively luxury brands are using technology to increase transparency and traceability, with a particular focus on technologies that enhance product security and product data.

Consumer Goods - May 4, 2023 midnight

Toppan Showcases Brand Packaging Products

Paris is widely regarded as one of the global centres of the branded beauty, luxury, premium drinks, and personal care markets. So, it makes sense that secure packaging producers Toppan, and its Düsseldorf-based subsidiary Toppan Europe, chose Paris Packaging Week (25-26 January) to showcase its range of brand authentication packaging products.

Consumer Goods - March 27, 2023 midnight