Japanese IT and communications firms Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited are launching their Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID garment management tags to companies in North America, Europe, and China.

The waterproof tags are durable enough to withstand heat, bending and pressure during washing, and because of their small size and softness, can be attached to a wide variety of fabrics and garments without compromising the comfort of the wearer.

With their UHF-band capabilities, multiple tags can be read simultaneously, raising operational efficiency.

The tags can be recorded with information unique to each tagged item - such as product type, colour, and size - enabling the location of each item to be tracked and assisting inventory management.

The companies are targeting sales of JPY5bn (US$47.9m) over three years.