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Traceability, authentication, serialization

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.
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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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American Bank Note Holographics, Inc: TE holographic label

HoloSeal™ from American Bank Note (Elmsford, NY) is a tamper evident holograph device used in a product label that seals the manufacturer’s package or container.
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Top Oil counters with 'Super' decoration

As this issue goes to press, Asian automotive distributors are beginning to sell a new motor oil line armed with special front-and-back bottle decorations that fight counterfeiting.
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100% proof of identity

Ukrainian importers of the Smirnoff brand of vodka overcame counterfeit sales this spring by adding a clear polyvinyl chloride neck shrink sleeve that features an optically variable device (OVD) to ensure product brand identity.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) and Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop, manufacture and market cap liner compounds for the Americas.
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Smurfit-Stone: Counterfeit protection

Smurfit-Stone Container (Chicago, IL) and Isotag Technology (Houston, TX) have created the MasterGuard™ system, a line of anticounterfeit and traceable packaging.
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Retailers need to play role in defeating counterfeits

The marketing and sale of counterfeit products hurts every member of the supply chain—except the counterfeiter.
Even overseas companies like Byk Gulden (left) use ink-jet systems to add variable information to its pharmaceutical containers.
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Mission impossible?

Congress is trying to forge an agreement between branded product marketers and product diverting companies for packaging codes that help in product recalls.

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