A Drop-In Solution for RFID Temperature Monitoring (Active RFID Summit USA 2006)

Dr Bill Roberts, Research Fellow, Packaging Research
Cryovac / Sealed Air Corporation, United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Why RFID?
  • Unique aspects of TurboTag(TM) solutions
  • Case study: shelf life monitoring
  • Case study: operating in an EPC environment

Speaker Biography

Bill Roberts holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University, with 23 years of industrial R&D experience in the specialty chemicals and packaging industries. As a researcher with W.R. Grace's Washington Researh Center in Maryland, and, since 1993, Cryovac in Duncan, South Carolina, Bill's area of focus has moved from polymer chemistry to active and intelligent packaging. Current projects include traceability, temperature sensing, and product security/authentication.

Company Profile

Sealed Air Corporation:
Sealed Air is a leading global manufacturer of materials and systems for protective, presentation, and fresh food packaging in the industrial, food, and consumer markets. Our major brands include: Bubble Wrap®, Cryovac®, Instapack®, and JiffyMailer®. Reaching nearly 80 percent of the world's population, our products protect and preserve our customers' most precious assets from the plant or warehouse through the rigors of the distribution chain. Many Sealed Air products are also designed to create an appealing presentation of our customers' products in consumer markets.
Cryovac® Fresh Food Packaging:
For more than half a century we have been a worldwide leader in perishable food packaging technologies. Working closely with the food processing, foodservice, and supermarket industries we have developed packaging systems to help make distribution and merchandising of fresh foods efficient and effective.