Traceability, authentication, serialization

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Pharmaceutical pros express packaging concerns

Scannable bar codes, package security, counterfeiting, and FDA compliance are the top issues that concern Packaging World readers from the pharmaceutical industry.
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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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Pipeline: The many 'phaces' of pharma expenditures

Pharmaceutical manufacturers—and the images they project to their various publics—today seem to be confusing at best. Like other product manufacturers, they have become global businesses, doing business worldwide in a variety of ways.
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RFID is hot!

In late January in Miami, the topic of Intelligent & Smart Packaging was as hot as the conference location. The Pira Intl. (www.piranet.com) and IDTechEx (www.idtechex.com) Conference and Tradeshow was dominated by electronic product coding, or ePC.
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Guides for shipping security

Two handbooks on cargo security offer useful tips for companies that want to reduce theft of shipments.
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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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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 http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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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.
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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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