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Avery Dennison and Xtreme RFID collaborate on durable RFID tag

Avery Dennison RFID, a business of Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY), and Xtreme RFID, a Cascade Engineering company, have collaborated to create the highly-durable, RFID-based Xtreme Metal Tag. To create the tag, Avery Dennison RFID’s AD-843 is encased in plastic via a custom injection molding process developed by Xtreme RFID. The finished Xtreme Metal Tag is 5.75L x 2.4W x 0.31H inches.

Mike Lewis, Xtreme RFID Business Unit Manager says, “The AD-843 was clearly the best choice for the Xtreme Metal Tag. It meets or exceeds each one of our requirements including a minimum 6-foot read range on metal substrates. Since metal can impede radio waves, we were additionally pleased with the AD-843 performance. And, the AD-843’s ample surface area and robust chip-to-antenna connection provide superior durability during our proprietary converting process.”

George Dyche, Avery Dennison RFID Product Manager comments, “We felt confident the AD-843 could deliver on Xtreme RFID’s high performance criteria. Mike Lewis’ team put the tag through some pretty intense testing in both laboratory and real-world conditions and the AD-843 passed with flying colors.”

The Xtreme Metal Tag can be used in a variety of applications such as solid waste & recycling, material handling and asset tracking. One notable application is steel dumpster tagging. RFID readers onboard the collection trucks identify the tagged dumpster via its Xtreme Metal Tag’s pre-encoded identification number. The reader notes the date and time of pickup, and if the load is weighed, the weight of the trash collected, and then associates it with that specific dumpster in the company’s backend database for analysis.

Visibility to this data allows the company to both save money by optimizing its resources and increase revenue by refining its billing processes.

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