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Pipeline: The elusive 'nickel' tag

Hot on the heels of a tech-stock surge, media outlets of all stripes have carried stories about the “possibilities” for radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags or labels.
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
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New venue for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

It’s the fifth time around for this fast-growing show, and it’s expected to be bigger, newer, and better than ever when the curtain goes up on October 13. Look for more than 800 exhibitors and 17ꯠ attendees.
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Security measures

Along with anecdotal examples, a popular survey on discloses packagers’ thoughts—and insecurity—about package security.

RFID: At Wal-Mart, distribution packaging only

Although some consumer groups claimed credit, Wal-Mart says it had never agreed to work with Gillette on in-store test of RFID tags.


More than 1.4 billion RFID tags will be used for packaging by 2008, according to the study Radio Frequency Identification for Packaging: Solutions for the Distribution Chain.
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Schubert Packaging Systems (Addison, TX) opened a new 5.5 million Euro (US $6.08 million) Warehouse Logistics Center (above) in Crailsheim, Germany.

Manual on anticounterfeiting, no; useful compendium, yes

Whether a book or an anthology, this volume on pharmaceutical anticounterfeiting is both interesting and valuable, but flawed.

SATO partners with CCL Label

SATO America (Charlotte, NC) partnered with CCL Label (Rosemont, IL) whereby CCL with manufacture all RFID tags and labels for SATO America, as well as resell SATO RFID-enabled printers.
There are a number of high- and low-technology ways to help safeguard containerized shipments. The military demonstrates an auto
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Packaging 'ahoy'

Congressional mandates on ocean shipping security are expected to stimulate packaging and container technology.


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