Smart/active packaging

PACKAGE OPEN AND CLOSED. Sanofi’s Nasacort® Allergy 24HR booklet pack with thermoform delivers shelf impact.
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Sanofi’s Nasacort® Allergy 24HR booklet pack with thermoform delivers ‘wow’ factor

Package design uses thermoformed ‘N’ to help make successful switch from prescription-only to over-the-counter sales.
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Curtis Packaging: NFC technology

Curtis Packaging launched NFC (Near Field Communication) technology within its packaging, making it the first folding carton manufacturer in North America to offer NFC technology as a standard product offering.
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MEDEA Vodka
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A vodka bottle as instant messaging system?

MEDEA adds functionality to its LED-enabled vodka bottle, coupling it with Bluetooth technology and a proprietary app that lets users set and display scrolling messages remotely.
CPEIA has announced its founding members.
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Printed electronics assn. announces founding members

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association, the united voice of Canada’s Printable Electronics sector, has achieved its first major milestones: obtaining 32 founding members, brokering strategic relationships with key partner organizations, and securing major sponsors for Canada’s signature industry event.
FRESH FOODS. Applications of printed electronics are expected to become popular in areas like fresh, refrigerated foods, produce
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Putting the power of printed electronics in packaging

Printed electronics promises to revolutionize packaging. What’s out there already, and what are the barriers to future development?
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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?
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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