What is it?
Closure embedded brand protection
Guala Closures has taken Near Field Technology (NFC) to a new level with digital anti-counterfeiting NFC, which is integrated into its NěSTGATE connected closures. This digital tamper-detection technology, for cork stopper and screwcap, allows for scanning before and after bottle opening. An opening-aware NFC tag, embedded within the closure head, digitally registers a unique physical opening event and responds with a change-of-state NFC alert.
Digital anti-counterfeiting NFC is a new smart NFC single-chip solution which can power trusted consumer and retail IoT applications at scale. The NFC NTAG® tag offers certified security and innovative tamper evidence detection, turning the tag into a passive sensing device, able to detect a physical product’s unauthorized opening.
The closure system includes a patented irreversible mechanical tamper evident band that appears when first opening and cannot be reset. With the addition of digital anti-counterfeiting NFC, when tapped by a device, the tag detects a once-opened status that cannot be reversed. The status message sent by the tag, along with opening-aware messaging, is further protection in the fight against counterfeit and adulteration activities.
NFC NTAG® enabled closures also offer brand owners the benefits of NěSTGATE connected closures’ pre and post sales consumer engagement ability.
Digital anti-counterfeiting NFC offers global spirits brand owners robust anti-counterfeit and adulteration protection, without neglecting the other benefits in terms of logistics, business intelligence and consumer engagement.
Why choose status-aware NFC?
Change of state
Scan for fun
Tackle counterfeiters with secure product authentication. Detect unauthorized bottle openings
Opening detection allows for differing interaction with customers and contrasting pre and post sales messages.
Offer state-of-the-art consumer engagement, exclusive experiences and greater personalisation
Safeguard the supply chain with improved traceability and control