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FDA official analyzes current and future food safety efforts

The problem with thinking about how to protect the nation’s food supply is that when you get into it a little bit, it’s pretty frightening.
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For cubing, future looks DIM

Given the new carrier rules, your company's approach to determining cube for shipments had better be on the square.

Gillette's perspective on packaging sustainability

Mike Marcinkowski, senior engineer of Gillette, a Boston-based P&G business unit, talks about the role packaging materials and machinery play in the company’s sustainability efforts.

Sterling Anthony On Pack Expo Intl. 2008

For a variety of reasons, it was a good year.
Feature Article

Authentication--are brands under siege?

A pervasive air of secrecy makes trends in brand protection tough to track. But three authentication efforts shed light on some of the solutions being explored.
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Cost pressures cloud healthcare packaging's future

Mounting financial pressures top a list of issues driving the pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device sectors. In an exclusive interview, Freedonia senior healthcare consultant Bill Martineau discusses where packaging fits into these issues.
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Kiwifruit and RFID

A combination of technologies proved fruitful for kiwifruit packer EastPack in New Zealand.
Machine Product Brief

Label-Aire: Wipe-on label applicator

Label-Aire’s 3139-15 Wipe-On Label Applicator provides advanced dual-panel/multi-panel labeling technology.
Authentication down to tablet or capsule
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Authentication down to tablet or capsule

Contract packager Tjoapack installs a tablet line with coding, scanning, and software capabilities that deliver traceability from pallet all the way back to the unit dose. 
Controls Product Brief

Balluff: RFID tag

Balluff’s Easy Loop™ RFID system provides 100% reliable tracking of parts on pallets, totes, or in bins in several conveying applications.


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