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Another look at print-related digital tech and the packaging supply chain

What’s causing SKU proliferation, and what competitive issues are surfacing as print-related digital technologies continue to make inroads into packaging?
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Nolato Medical: Braille printing developed for plastic pharmaceutical packaging
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Nolato Medical: Braille printing developed for plastic pharmaceutical packaging

Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging now has the ability to print Braille directly onto plastic containers.
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What's next in active and intelligent food packaging?

Among the types of active and intelligent packaging most commonly researched is antimicrobial food packaging. But when will we see commercialization and true marketplace impact?
Patented laser perforations, modified atmosphere technology, and the application of small pressure-sensitive labels over the laser perfs all play a role in this example of active packaging.
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Smart packaging—advances in ready meals, hardware, and produce

This look at recent commercial applications of smart packaging in the Netherlands, India, and England make it pretty clear that a technological revolution is now underway.
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Interactive packaging

Since the advent of the 21st century, acronyms associated with “intelligent” packaging such as QR (Quick Response) code, AR (Augmented Reality), and NFC (Near Field Communication) are becoming increasingly commonplace.
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The Third Force

What a fabulous information asset packaging is these days.
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Messe Dusseldorf and ESMA join to address printed electronics

The German trade fair organizer Messe Düsseldorf and ESNA (European Association for Specialist Printing Manufacturers of Screen, Digital and Flexo Technology) have formed a strategic cooperation in order to address the fast-growing printed electronics market and its huge potential in a wide range of sectors.
The E-Packaging Market in 2023, % of number of units by function type. Source: IDTechEx
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Smart packaging to grow from $75 million to $1.45 billion in 10 years

New report suggests that printed electronics are the enabling technology that will propel a rapid growth in smart and intelligent packaging through 2023.
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McDonald's launches new global packaging designs

Bags and cups to feature QR codes providing access to finding nutrition information.
Dr. Jay Singh, professor and packaging program director at Cal Poly.
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Highlights of the 18th IAPRI World Packaging Conference

A record 24 countries were represented at the recently completed IAPRI World Packaging Conference as this year’s host, the Packaging Program at Cal Poly, celebrated its 
25 anniversary.
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