Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
RFID technology in apparel manufacturing
Sushila, Sarita Devi and Saroj S Jeet Singh
The Indian textile and apparel industry is one of the largest in the world with an enormous raw material and manufacturing base. Today’s manufacturers are looking towards more advances and benefits with their focuses shifted to many different types of networking tools. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses communication via radio waves to exchange data between a reader and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking. Three main components of RFID system i.e. tags, reader and antenna. RFID reader is a device used to gather information from an RFID tag, which is used to track individual objects. The antenna attached to a reader is to transmit an electromagnetic field that activates a passive tag when it is within reading range. Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) methods automatically identify objects, collect data about them, and enter those data directly into computer systems with little or no human intervention. RFID technology applied in Apparel & Textile industries, Automatic toll collection, bridges or tunnels, Animal tracking, Infant identification in hospitals and Counterfeit prevention (e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry) and many more. RFID in textiles may be expected to impact consumers by giving them more information about the garment in a RFID chip, thus increasing consumer information, in particular at the point of sale. e.g. smart shelves, smart dressing rooms and a smart mirror were installed. In this articles we discussed RFID Technology, its working, how to use in garment industry.
How to cite this article:
Sushila, Sarita Devi, Saroj S Jeet Singh. RFID technology in apparel manufacturing. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):669-672.