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Matthews Marking Systems: Marking products

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) will showcase products including the new R4 Control Unit—a configurable, rack-based ink-jet printing system. Each R4 unit controls up to 16 Drop-on-Demand™ ink-jet print heads including a mix of large- and small-character units.
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Technology takes us forward (sidebar)

The sponsors of Emballage 2002, running November 18-22 at Paris Nord Villepinte, have undertaken an in-depth Pack.Vision study of the latest trends in worldwide packaging.
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Alcoa began development of Fridge Pack

The newest innovation in canned beverage multipacks, the 12-count Fridge Pack from Coca-Cola bottlers traces its origins to aluminum can producer Alcoa.
Materials Product Brief
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Kurz Transfer Products: Counterfeit protection

Kurz Transfer Products (New York, NY) introduces its Trustseal® product line to the U.S. pharmaceutical market. Material uses a proprietary technology for brand protection against over-the-counter and prescription drug counterfeiting.
Dr. David Armstrong of FDA addresses the conference, while Dr. Peter Slade (center) and Dr. Chuck Sizer look on.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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EastPack opens in New York

Co-located with three other shows in New York City’s Javits Center, EastPack 2002 runs June 4 through June 6. A full IoPP conference schedule is part of the package.
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PipeLine: Packaging security: Which issues belong?

Nearly everywhere you look these days, the front-of-mind issue is security. Whether it be on a national or individual or company basis, security is a hot topic.
Judy Fischer (left), senior packaging engineer for Sargento Foods, answers a question while Juli Okal of 3M Co. awaits her turn.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
Materials Product Brief
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Materials: Anti-counterfeiting pigments

Flex Products (Santa Roas, CA) has introduced SecureShift™ pigments. Capable of being incorporated in inks, films, coatings, plastics, or fabrics, these pigments serve as an effective anti-counterfeiting measure for major brands because they’re believed to be impossible to copy and are easy to identify.
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Smurfit-Stone DI-NA-CAL: Smurfit-Stone DI-NA-CAL: Security labels

Di-Na-Secure heat transfer labels from Di-Na-Cal® Label Group (Cincinnati, OH) feature special optically variant ink technology that can be incorporated into the label design, thus eliminating the possibility of counterfeiting, company says.

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