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Techmark, Inc: Techmark, Inc: Security board

Rock-Tenn has introduced White Label Security Board Series 2000, featuring Appleton TechMark® taggants. Randomly embedded directly in the paper fiber at the mill, the microscopic ultraviolet taggants provide covert brand protection and easy, instant authentication of goods in transit, even by untrained personnel such as customs inspectors.
RFID tagging at T&A starts on the harvester machine with bins of lettuce.
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T&A takes RFID into the field

Tanimura & Antle’s program for Wal-Mart starts with bins of lettuce that are RFID-tagged in farm fields.
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Machine builders should know their customers' IT experts

Packaging machinery OEMs hoping to differentiate themselves on the strength of their advancements in automation technology had better begin forging relationships with their customers’ IT experts.
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Gaining ROI through anticounterfeiting tactics (sidebar)

Combatting counterfeiting isn’t easy, and it’s not inexpensive. The tangible capital outlays to go to battle may include costs for packaging equipment, equipment integration, and ongoing materials expenses.
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Schering-Plough hits quality goal with Nutec/Wolke system (sidebar)

Nutec ink specification expertise meets quality, security needs
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Project Jumpstart: A "bird's" eye view

RFID Antenna exclusive: Cardinal Health shares the ups and downs of the extensive Project Jumpstart pilot test of item- and case-level RFID for pharmaceutical products.
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RFID expands on drugs

The Food and Drug Administration and several major drug companies are turning to radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to improve the safety and security of drugs.
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Purdue Pharma uses RFID on OxyContin

In mid-November, Stamford, CT-based Purdue Pharma LP announced a pilot program to apply radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels (right) to 100-ct bottles of its OxyContin tablets shipped to Wal-Mart and wholesaler H. D. Smith, two of its largest customers.
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Anticounterfeiting: Many happy returns

Combatting counterfeiting isn’t easy, and it’s not inexpensive. The tangible capital outlays to go to battle may include costs for packaging equipment, equipment integration, and ongoing materials expenses.

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