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Materials Product Brief

Techmark, Inc: Techmark, Inc: Security board

Rock-Tenn has launched its White Label Security Board Series 3000, featuring Appleton TechMark® readable threads that do not interfere with printing or require modification during set-ups.
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On-shelf storage of bins at CCI: Item-level RFID from bin contents will be associated with bar code identification of storage lo

Rx distributor turns to internal RFID

In-house UHF RFID at Cesar Castillo marries item identification with storage location to address inventory errors and inefficiencies.

What skills are needed for healthcare packaging success?

Survey respondents identify knowledge of validation and regulatory issues, as well as materials expertise as critical.
Schematic shows vial seal components; RFID tag is injection molded to the bottom side of the plastic seal (blue disc-like portio

RFID-enabled vial seal

West Spectra[tm] from West Pharmaceutical Services uses overt, covert, and HF RFID technologies to ensure authenticity for pharma products.
Machine Product Brief

NJM Packaging : RFID integrated tagger

NJM/CLI offers its RFID Integrated Auto-Colt III system, which applies and verifies RFID tags on bottles and other item level containers using a primary labeler.
Feature Article

Package security--action replaces talk

Drug firms start RFID tagging, and anti-counterfeiting tactics expand as packagers get more aggressive to protect brands.


RFID-enabled reusable plastic containers (RPCs) will be used to shore up the 1귔-mile supply chain between IBM’s Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) operations in Montpellier, France, and Dublin, Ireland.
Supplier News

What does the price of gasoline have to do with healthcare packaging?

Gas prices continue to climb. Airlines and trucking companies are the hardest hit.
Materials Product Brief

Sherwood Technology: Product security

Sherwood Technology has launched DigiVU Microread, its newest color change solution to provide high-level features for product and brand protection. DigiVU Microread uses a combination of proprietary chemistry, a variable, tunable laser source, and individual control system to form a series of unique overt, semicovert, and covert features.

Automation to fuel demand for packaging machinery

With Freedonia predicting a 4% annual increase in world demand for packaging machinery through 2008 and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute predicting 7% growth in U.S. packaging machinery sales this year, it’s useful to ask just what kind of packaging machinery will sell most briskly and what market segment will do the most buying.


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