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RFID survey: What consumers think

With all the buzz about radio-frequency identification, isn’t it time consumers chimed in about RFID? In this new survey, they do.
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RFID: Marks & Spencer

At the Intelligent and Smart Packaging USA 2004 conference held in Las Vegas Jan. 27-28, I had the opportunity to listen to speeches by representatives from Nestlé, Purina, AstraZeneca, the U.S. Department of Defense, and more.
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RFID: Marks & Spencer's "Year of Action"

At the Intelligent and Smart Packaging USA 2004 conference held in Las Vegas Jan. 27-28, I had the opportunity to listen to speeches by representatives from Nestlé, Purina, AstraZeneca, the U.S. Department of Defense, and more.
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Packaging 2004

What a difference a decade makes. When we launched Packaging World in January 1994, the prospects for an economic recovery were strong after a difficult couple of years following the Gulf War.
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RFID costs to packagers estimated

The use of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, as envisioned by Wal-Mart Stores, is estimated to bring savings to retailers and big capital investment costs to those who supply retailers.
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Club store packaging and beyond

Written by Jim Peters and published by Packaging Strategies, a recent report analyzes key tactics used by high-volume retailers. Here is the Executive Summary.
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Q&A: Corrugated's role in RFID

Andy Kerr(above) is a Development Technician specializing in corrugated packaging at Eastman Kodak, and he’s been re-elected chairman of the End User Advisory Committee at the Technical Assn. of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Here, Andy talks about the RFID program held recently at TAPPI’s October conference in Dallas.
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Assemblers Inc: Assemblers Inc: RFID tag assembly system

Matrics offers PICA, a new high-speed radio frequency identification tag assembly system. Unlike existing Web-based flip-chip assemblers that have a maximum capacity of attaching chips at speeds of 8ꯠ units/hour, the PICA machine can produce tags up to 1귔 times faster, company says.
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
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The $100,000 question

How would you spend $100ꯠ in your plant? We asked that question in a survey and received a diverse range of responses.

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