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Holographic foil helps Colgate Palmolive create shelf impact and recognition
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Holograms employed in the anti-counterfeiting battle

Ian Lancaster of the International Hologram Manufacturers’ Assn. describes how holograms overcome pharmaceutical counterfeiting problems.
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Mobile phone technology used for Rx authentication, ordering prescriptions

Whether for brand authentication of medications in Africa or Rx orders in the U.S., companies such as GSK, Sproxil, and Walgreens are focusing on consumer-patients.
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HCPC announces Compliance Packages of the Year

Packages for Novartis, Somaxon, and Three Rivers, and the DelPouch Starter Kit win 2010 honors.
Materials Product Brief
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Portola Packaging, Inc: Linerless closure for aseptic beverage packages

Designed for low- and high-acid aseptic beverage packages, Steri-Shield™ from Portola Packaging, Inc. is a linerless, compression-molded plug closure made from a proprietary resin blend that includes high-density polyethylene resin.
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Shrink sleeve label--graphics and info

The newest product from Barn Dad Innovation Nutrition relies on a full-body shrink sleeve label to carry gorgeous graphics at the same time that it contains valuable information and nutrition facts.
Materials Product Brief
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Telatemp Corp.: Label indicates when package has been tipped

Telatemp Corporation’s low-cost TelaTip Recorder is a self-adhesive label that indicates when products have been tipped and mishandled in transit or storage.  
Materials Product Brief
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The RB Dwyer Group: Web offset printing

The RB Dwyer Group’s IVCO (Infinitely Variable Cylinder Web Offset) press, manufactured by RDP Marathon, prints high-quality shrink sleeve labels comparable to rotogravure with no tooling costs.
Pharmabottles
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Setting priorities for growth in 2011

Pharmaceutical, biotech, medical products, and healthcare are blending into a more unified industry that will be challenged by customer requirements and regulatory compliance issues.
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Parfait cups get 'gravure-quality' labels

Tampa, FL-based B.C. Bundt’s “Walk Away Parfaits” are decorated with attractive full sleeve shrink labels made of PVC and printed with UV-cured inks in up to six colors.
Materials Product Brief
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Norland International: Oxo-biodegradable cap

Norland International’s LDPE caps for 5-gal. water bottles, sold under the Earth Cap trade name, contain a proprietary additive that accelerates the degradation process. 

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