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2006: an exciting milestone and a new outlook for packaging

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pack Expo, being held October 29 - November 2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. We spoke with Chuck Yuska, president of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), sponsor and producer of the show, about this special anniversary and what the new year has in store for packaging professionals.
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From SoBe and from Trinity Springs: hot-fill PET bottles that don't require vacuum panels in the sidewalls.
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Look what's coming down the packaging pike

From sustainability to high-pressure sterilization to nanotechnology, developments in food and beverage packaging hold tremendous promise.
The GPS track-and-trace device measures about six inches.

GPS track-and-trace demo

UCLA researchers demonstrate a wireless GPS-sensor tracking system that targets the cold chain and other applications.

Product focus: Tamper-evident RFID tags

Smart&Secure technology fights product counterfeiting, diversion, and tampering in the supply chain at a 10% premium to typical RFID tags.

Counterfeiting drugs: Growing, global problem

The problem of counterfeit drugs is definitely a global issue, says Jim Kouri, a vice president of the National Assn. of Police Chiefs and a security consultant and author.
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Adhesives Research, Inc: Anti-counterfeiting markers

Adhesives Research introduces Armark™ Authentication Technologies, a new business focusing on anti-counterfeiting technology in the form of covert markers that can be combined with custom-developed delivery systems for application to a variety of goods.

Innovations in Security Technology

Counterfeiting is a growing global problem for consumer packaged goods.

Smart Packaging: The sounds of print

Datasound has devised a way of saving sounds, speech, music, or other digital data on paper for later retrieval.
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Cracking down on counterfeit packaging

Legislation expands criminal law to specify counterfeit packaging and labels for the first time.


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