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Final Report - STAG (Switchable multifunctional materials for quantitative monitoring Temperature, Ambient, and liGth exposure)

Project ID: 33355
Funded under: FP6-NMP


Different multifunctional materials by design and their architecture can be switched to a different state or configuration at different length scales by means of an external stimulus. The new materials together with other technology developed by this project could form the basis for a novel class of tags and storage media where digital information at high density can be coupled to sensing functionality to record the history of ambient exposure of products.

The vision of STAG was to develop inexpensive, easy-to-use active tags to record the thermal exposure of perishable products. According to their final report which includes images and photos of their results, the socio-economical impact of this class of materials in the long term is enormous, offering completely new capability to packaging, especially for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and for their use in health, monitoring, safety and security.

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