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Printing or labeling your syringes or infusion bags brought comments from the audience at 2014 PDA (Parenteral Drug Assn.) Europe that were as varied as the attendees and the technology they support or buy.

The trouble with inks, adhesives, and labels

Not even on the agenda at PDA Europe, the audience steers conversation to this controversial topic.
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors

Technology employs a repeating watermark embedded in a flexible or semi-rigid package to address counterfeiting and help ensure brand protection.
Materials Product Brief

Flint Group: Packaging inks

Flint Group announces the PremoCorr™ ink series to its Packaging Inks portfolio.
Materials Product Brief

Domino: Black inks for CIJ printers

Three new additions to Domino’s range of CIJ (continuous ink jet) black inks – the 2BK026, the 2BK030, and the 2BK028 – are compatible with the company’s A-Series printers, and are particularly suitable for the food and aerospace component industries.
Materials Product Brief

Rohrer: Co-adhesive coating technology

Rohrer Corporation’s co-adhesive coating technology is a synthetic, rubber-based adhesive designed to seal paperboard packaging without heat.
Materials Product Brief

Heidelberg: Ink for low energy (LE) UV applications

The Saphira Ink Low Energy UV 100 and 400 Series from Heidelberg have been developed for use with the company’s DryStar LE (Low Energy) UV drying technology, an energy-efficient process that reduces the number of dryer lamps required in the press, helping to cut energy consumption significantly.
Package Case Study

Winery selects label with alternative barrier coating

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will transition to a pressure-sensitive paper label with a mineralized coating for its white wine that provides a high barrier for wet conditions.
Materials Product Brief

Eastman: Plasticizer for water-based adhesives

VersafixT plasticizer from Eastman Chemical Company is a versatile, non-phthalate plasticizer formulated to provide viscosity control, maximized low-temperature efficacy, and elasticity to water-based adhesives.
Materials Product Brief

PTI: Free PET recycling calculator app

Designed to help users determine package impact on the recycling stream and rPET production, the free PET Packaging Recycling Calculator iPhone and Android app from Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) helps users calculate the recyclability of their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, containers, and/or packages.
Materials Product Brief

Klϋber Lubrication: Lubricants for the food industry

Products from Klüber provide efficient solutions for increasing productivity in extreme applications, such as ovens, freezers and high friction points in conveyors, proofers and palletizers.


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