FineLine News – 2020

J2A Nominations are in – RFID Vulcanizable Tire Label is in the running!

Atlanta, GA – The inherent need for tracking and tracing of goods through multi-step production processes, complex supply chains, and strict distribution networks, has never been more critical, or obvious, than it is today. As we work tirelessly to provide tracking and tracing functionality through RFID labelling for tires and merchandise, FineLine is being recognized by the tire industry!

FineLine Technologies is pleased to be nominated by the European Rubber Journal in its new Journey to Automation (J2A) Awards. FineLine is 1 of only 3 finalists, for the innovation and real-world application of its patented RFID retread mesh label* in the Tire Sustainability category.

Winners will be announced at the virtual J2A ceremony on 16th September 2020 at 2pm BST/3pm CET. To register for the virtual event click here: Register.

Read more about FineLine’s RFID retread mesh label and other products at FineLineTech.com/tires or contact us.

 

*Patent No. 10,621,485 titled “RFID MESH LABEL, TIRE HAVING RFID MESH LABEL INTEGRALLY INCORPORATED THEREIN, AND METHODS OF MAKING.”

FineLine Announces Issuance of Another Patent for Innovative Tire Identification

FineLine Technologies, a leading provider of identification solutions for complex global supply chains, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a US Patent No. 10,621,485 titled “RFID MESH LABEL, TIRE HAVING RFID MESH LABEL INTEGRALLY INCORPORATED THEREIN, AND METHODS OF MAKING.” The patent covers the integration of RFID tags into tires as part of the tire vulcanization process.

The FineLine RFID solution is designed primarily for application at tire building machine stage, prior to the vulcanization of tires. This pre-cure solution complies with industry standardized RFID technology requirements (ISO18000-6C, ISO20909 – 209012, ETRTO) and can be combined with printed 1D or 2D barcodes to provide backwards compatibility with existing visual identification systems. FineLine is also an active member of the ISO working group, ISO/TC 31/WG 10, which defines the global standards for RFID in tires, including RF technology, data encoding, embedding methods, and testing methods.

“This is one of many in a growing portfolio of FineLine patents focused on the integration of RFID sensors for pre-cure and post cure applications in tires and other vulcanized products“
—  George Hoffman, CEO of FineLine

Hoffman continued, “The tire manufacturing industry is faced with a wide range of new requirements for identification and traceability of tires. These new requirements are driven by automotive OEM requirements, government legislation as well as internal tire manufacturers’ business cases. FineLine is an approved supplier to many leading tire manufacturers in the industry and we continue to invest in innovation.”

Tires are one of the most critical consumable components we rely on everyday to safely and reliably transport our most precious cargo as well as the majority of goods and services. The opportunity to make tires smarter to improve safety, efficiency and consumer experience is expected to grow significantly over the next 2-5 years.

About FineLine Technologies tire solutions
FineLine Technologies develops and produces barcoded, and RFID integrated labels, tags, and stickers for major tire manufacturers, retailers, re-treaders and fleet operators, worldwide.  Our innovative RFID enabled tags for mold management, tire production, logistics and fleet management organizations are helping to improve the global tire market, with better inventory accuracy, traceability and connectivity. Learn more at www.finelinetech.com/tires/.

FineLine Technologies selected by Los Angeles Lakers to produce Kobe Bryant Memorial badges

Los Angeles, CA FineLine Technologies is honored to have been selected by the Los Angeles Lakers to provide the 35,000 commemorative tickets distributed, during the Kobe Bryant memorial service held at the Lakers Staples Center.  The packed audience – including 3,500 VIP guests, each received their uniquely designed ticket, as a keepsake from this event.

With a very short 5 day window, the Lakers organization chose the only provider who could handle this  job – CPI, now a division of FineLine Technologies. CPI has been the Lakers season ticket supplier for the last 20 years, printing millions of high quality, exceptionally designed tickets for the top ranked NBA team.

“We’re pleased to be the trusted partner that provides excellent products, and services that our customers can count on – when they need us the most.” says George Hoffman, FineLIne’s CEO.

Consolidated Printing, Inc., now a division of FineLine Technologies is a full-service commercial printer, specializing in custom event ticket printing combined with state-of-the-art technologies. Over the years, CPI has served organizations and events from nearly every field of the sports and entertainment industries, including major sports leagues such as the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA and as well as some of the most famous names in entertainment such as the Emmy’s, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall.

FineLine production operations in Shenzhen and Suzhou will remain closed until February 10th, 2020.

Due to the recent Chinese government mandate, extending the CNY holiday because of the coronavirus, FineLine production operations in Shenzhen and Suzhou will remain closed until February 10th, 2020.

We are very much aware of  the Chinese New Year celebrations and the directives from the Chinese government to restrict the movement of people and we will continue to closely monitor the situation.

FineLine will be working with our customers to make alternative arrangements should they want orders shipped from other locations in the interim.

In the event of disruptions to order delivery or service, or for further information please contact our Account Services team at 800-500-8687 or via email at support@finelinetech.com.

TireTech 2020 – FineLine showcases its labeling solutions for OTR.

Atlanta, GA – Tire Tech 2020 is 1 month away and the FineLine team is excited to bring our innovative solutions to the expo floor. Tire manufacturers, re-treaders, OEMs and industry experts will have the opportunity to meet with our informative team and view live proof of concept demos at stand 8066, Hall 21.

This year our demonstrations will focus on the use of RFID for identifying, tracking, tracing and identifying green and finished tire products throughout the supply chain.

Tire Technology Expo is Europe’s most important tire manufacturing technology exhibition and conference. With exhibits from many of the world’s most important tire industry suppliers, plus a major conference, workshop programme and industry-leading awards dinner. Tire Technology Expo is a must-attend industry event.

Visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates will enjoy networking opportunities that are unrivalled within the tire manufacturing sector.

For the second year in-a-row the list of speakers includes Jos Uijlenbroek, our Vice President who will be presenting the Vulcanized RFID barcode bead label. Jos will review the use of RFID bead labels to track and trace tires, especially OTR tires, from production processes all the way to the customer location. Join Jos on Tuesday February 27.

FineLine offers RFID SMART tagging solutions that allow tire manufacturers, retailers and re-treaders to gather and store production data – on each individual tire! See for yourself, at the onsite demonstrations of our innovative RFID solutions for bead, tread and mold usage. Critical to tire manufacturing logistics, supply chain and inventory management, fleet management, re-treader and aviation applications. To schedule an appointment or a one on one demo email us at marketing@finelinetech.com, before the expo.

To register online for your free exhibition passes, click here.

Read more about FineLine tire solutions at www.finelinetech.com/tires.

Stand #8066 / Hall 21

FineLine News – 2019

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FineLine News – 2018

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FineLine Technologies Partners with Youngland

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FineLine Turns 20!

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