Traceability, authentication, serialization

Bayer Biologicals has added shrink bands to its bottles of Gamunex that are random-printed with the Bayer logo.
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Packaging pirates avast

FDA is strongly encouraging drug manufacturers to confront counterfeiters, and to bring new technology to the agency’s attention.
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Materials Product Brief

Appleton Papers, Inc: Security label substrate

Appleton introduces its AssurMark™ Security Label Substrate, a security product for pressure-sensitive label applications. Label stock combines a highly destructible face stock with nonreproducible covert security fibers.
Supplier News

Pipeline: DTE new marketing stream for drugs?

In past months, I’ve disclosed what I felt was wasteful spending by big pharma companies that inflate the cost of their medications, especially for U.S.

FDA seizes drugs from repackager

On September 15, FDA announced it had seized all drug products labeled in a foreign language or labeled as repacked by Alliance Wholesale Distributors and/or Local Repack, Inc., of Richton Park, IL.

WD-40 tries can shaping to foil counterfeiters

Said to be the first asymmetrically shaped steel cans in the United States, WD-40's new 8- and 11-oz aerosol cans are made by Crown Holdings' Aerosol Packaging affiliate.
Machine Product Brief

InkSure Technologies Inc: Authentication solutions

InkSure Technologies has launched a new line of covert authentication solutions that address problems caused by counterfeit packages or unlawful product diversion.

Smart Packaging 2004 announced

Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place next year on the 14-15 of September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
Materials Product Brief

Sun Chemical: Marketing alliance for anti-counterfeit inks

Sun Chemical and InkSure have formed a strategic marketing alliance that will enable them to offer machine-readable-ink-based brand and document authentication solutions under the SunSure™ brand name.
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Security measures (sidebar)

Countering drug counterfeiters: A new initiative
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Security measures

Along with anecdotal examples, a popular survey on discloses packagers’ thoughts—and insecurity—about package security.


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