Avery Dennison Smartrac’s Midas Flagtag for item-level tagging

Active packaging for metallic & other surfaces

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Avery Dennison's Midas Flagtag. Photo Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Smartrac’s Midas Flagtag is designed for item-level tagging on diverse surfaces, especially metallic surfaces like foil packaging, and is said to offer excellent performance in less demanding physical environments.

Midas Flagtag is a cost-efficient RFID (UHF) on-metal solution for product or part authentication, supply chain, and asset management, when compared to other foam-based inlays and hard tags designed for use in tougher environmental conditions. 

Midas Flagtag has a small form factor with a total size of 60 x 21 millimeter when used as a standard flat paper tag. Its special feature is that a flag can be created at the end of tag with a final paper tag size of 43 x 21 millimeter after folding, and with an exposed flag size of 17 x 21 millimeter.

The folded part of the tag sticks out of the metal like a flag, and the attached antenna part uses the metal surface as part of the antenna structure to increase the performance of the tag. Read distances of over 10 meters can be achieved, depending on the geometry and size of the metal object. The tags are compatible with RFID printers for easy printing and encoding. 

Avery Dennison Smartrac’s Midas Flagtag is equipped with the Impinj Monza R6 IC that features an Autotune function, which helps Midas Flagtag to work at peak efficiency, even in rapidly changing environments. Furthermore, the Monza R6 chip offers a unique TID, enabling pre-serialized EPC, and is 100% performance tested.

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