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Materials Product Brief

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc: Transparent barrier film

With Rollprint’s ClearFoil® X and ClearFoil® Z, clear ultra-high barrier packaging options can replace aluminum foil structures.
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Machine Product Brief

Mettler Toledo, Inc: Mettler Toledo introduces VFS220 forklift scale

Whether shipping, receiving, or managing inventory, weighing can be an extra step that slows down an operation.

Biologics add complexity to cold chain distribution

‘Meticulous packaging’ needed for expensive, temperature-sensitive biologics during distribution.

Three Pack Expo initiatives

PMMI announces not only a Manufacturing Excellence Conference at Chicago’s Pack Expo International this Fall but also two special pavilions.
Machine Product Brief

Balluff: Metal-mount RFID tags

Balluff’s direct metal-mount or “M-M” RFID system provides track-and-trace capability to any manufacturing, assembly or closed-loop logistics process using a non-contact, ISO 15693 compliant passive data carrier technology.
Feature Article

Towards a smart approach to smart packaging

Last month, we looked at the status of RFID and packaging. This month, we need to look towards the future—and it is indeed promising.
Machine Product Brief

TURCK, Inc: TURCK's BL Compact family collects analog and digital signals at the source

TURCK's BL Compact system is a revolutionary modular I/O solution for collecting a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network.
Machine Product Brief

Atlas Vac Machine: Electric Shuttle now standard on all Atlas Vac tray sealers

Previously available only as a special order option, the electric shuttle provides ultra smooth shuttle movement with no operator intervention or adjustments required.
Feature Article

Is "smart packaging" just a dumb idea?

Just to be clear, there’s “dumb” packaging (just a box, no matter how pretty the graphics), “self-aware” packaging (with Electronic Article Surveillance/EAS tags), and “smart” packaging (with RFID tags).
Supplier News

WINMEC RFID Executive Forum - Modifying Global Business for Competitiveness

RFID has started to have a major impact on various industry segments ranging from retail to healthcare, and, energy to manufacturing.


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