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Techmark, Inc: Techmark, Inc: Intelligent papers

Appleton Security Products (Appleton, WI) developed a line of intelligent papers with embedded taggants that offer unique identifying characteristics to help prevent couterfeiting, alteration, and piracy of branded products and valuable documents.
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Machine Product Brief

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.
Package Case Study

Top Oil out to 'end' counterfeiting

San Francisco-based Top Oil Products Co. is waging war against counterfeiting of its premium synthetic motor oils in Indonesia. It’s weapons: top and bottom aluminum closures.

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.
Feature Article

Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to

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

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.
Feature Article

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.
Dr. David Armstrong of FDA addresses the conference, while Dr. Peter Slade (center) and Dr. Chuck Sizer look on.
Feature Article

Understanding packaging security risks

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

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.


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