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DPT, Med-Health Pharma shed light on authentication solution

A pervasive air of secrecy makes trends in brand protection tough to track. But the following two pharmaceutical-based authentication efforts by DPT Laboratories and Med-Health Pharma shed light on some of the solutions being explored to combat counterfeiters, diverters, and gray marketers who appear to be broadening their horizons. (Alan Green, logistics director for DPT Laboratories, will discuss how the contract developer, manufacturer, and packager is implementing brand-protection strategies at the Brand-Protection Packaging Forum May 5, 2009 in Chicago.)
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Authentication--are brands under siege?

A pervasive air of secrecy makes trends in brand protection tough to track. But three authentication efforts shed light on some of the solutions being explored.
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INDUSTRY WATCH

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Joe Angel (left), VP/publisher, and Lloyd Ferguson (right), president, Summit Publishing Co., present Weber Marking Systems' pre
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CompaniesNorwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems announced the formation of a distributor agreement between ITW Ltd.  and Allen Codiergeräte GmbH. The agreement gives the ITW companies exclusive rights to distribute the coding and marking equipment designed and manufactured by Germany-based Allen Codiergeräte to all the regions of the world not served by Allen Codiergeräte.
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Label applicator is a perfect fit

Sea Breeze deploys low-volume printing solution.
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ID Technology Introduces the Economical Model 220 Label Printer Applicator

ID Technology, a division of Pro Mach, announces the release of its Model 220 Label Printer Applicator. The Model 220 Label Printer Applicator is the newest addition to ID Technology's range of high quality labeling equipment. Designed for low throughput and light-duty applications, the Model 220 is an economical solution for companies just beginning to automate their production and packaging lines.
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COMPANIES:Hassia USA combined all of its sales and service organizations under the new corporate name, IWKA Packaging USA.
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Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
BOTTLE FILLING. Side-by-side tablet fillers on Line 5 at Apotex helped the Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer double its outpu
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2010: A packaging odyssey

Pharmaceutical maker Apotex works in concert with systems integrator to assure its packaging operations will meet customer demands at least through the year 2010.
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Sato Corp. appointed J. Michael Fowler director of Sato Intl. Pte Ltd. as well as president of Sato Holding Americas, Inc.
Packaging World presented Printpack with an award in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Publisher Joe Angel (shown far left) p
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TRACKING PACKAGING CHANGES
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SATO announces appointments

SATO Corp. has appointed J. Michael Fowler as director of SATO International Pte Ltd. and president of SATO Holding Americas, Inc., as well as Robert Linse as president of SATO America, Inc.
Smurfit-Stone introduced a new company logo in support of the company's strategic repositioning. The design combines a contempor
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Pro Mach has acquired the product line and certain assets of Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co.
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Phoenix Closures, Inc.
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Sato announced a definitive agreement to purchase Checkpoint’s Bar Code Systems Business, with operations in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, including its hand-held labeling solutions in the U.S.
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A trio of major RFID influences in 2006

Expect overseas tags, EPCglobal standards struggle, and RFID label converter repositioning through 2006.
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REWE pilots RFID with Gen 2 inlays

The German retailer REWE has started an extensive pallet-level RFID pilot at its Norderstedt distribution center in Germany.
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Kliklok-Woodman and CMD Corp.
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CompaniesAmpac Packaging has completed its acqusition of Kapak Co.
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Serac Inc. purchased Nova-Socimec.
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Kuka Robotics appointed Joseph Campbell director of strategic alliances for North America and Timothy Arndorfer southwest region account manager.
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WIDE-WEB THERMAL SOLUTIONS: M10e Series Printers

The M10e wide web thermal industrial printers are ideal for a range of applications.
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Nestlé tags pallets in Europe

Nestlé has begun automatic tagging of UHF RFID tags onto pallets of products destined for Metro supermarkets.
Joe Angel, publisher of Packaging World, congratulates Linc Jepson (left) on his retirement from NJM/CLI at Pack Expo Internatio
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Ruth J. Mack was elected vice president of Alcoa and group president of packaging and consumer products.
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SATO America Introduces UHF RFID High-Performance OEM Print Engine

SATO “S” Series provides complete and automatic UHF RFID labeling
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SATO America, Inc. Unveils New Class of Powerful and Intelligent Barcode Printers

Fast, intelligent Web-enabled GTe Series sets the standard for industrial barcode printers
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Sun Chemical Corp.
Wulftec/M.J. Mallis Group appointed Steve Fleming sales director.
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Jeffery Williams was appointed director of business and product development of R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. Weatherchem Corp. hired Michael H. Port as director of finance.
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RFID and other coming events

Below you will find a short list of what’s ahead for June conferences, symposiums, and trade shows.
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Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) appointed Edward Lapekas interim CEO.
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
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Nordenia Intl. (Jackson, MO) hired William R. Burke as president and COO of Nordenia North America.
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Safeline Inc. (Tampa, FL) appointed George Louli (above) as director of marketing.
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Schubert Packaging Systems (Addison, TX) opened a new 5.5 million Euro (US $6.08 million) Warehouse Logistics Center (above) in Crailsheim, Germany.
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Adico Intl. (Adrian, MI) appointed Leo Riga (above) as regional sales manager, North America for its Packaging Products Div.
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SATO partners with CCL Label

SATO America (Charlotte, NC) partnered with CCL Label (Rosemont, IL) whereby CCL with manufacture all RFID tags and labels for SATO America, as well as resell SATO RFID-enabled printers.
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Sato hires new sales manager

Sato America (Charlotte, NC) has appointed Andrew Wright as the new western regional sales manager.
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
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–Kisters Kayat (Edgewater, FL) hired Michael Brancato as vp, sales and marketing.
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–Lansmont Corp. (Monterey, CA) opened its new Lansmont Technical Services Center in Irvine, CA, for product and package testing, field measurements, consulting, and education.
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Appointments, promotions

—Hammer Lithograph (Rochester, NY): Hart Swisher, dir., innovation and technology; Andy Beach, mgr., technical services.
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Sato America, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA): Robert Linse, national sales mgr.
The robot?s gripper head picks up a case (above) after its bar-code label has been scanned. The scanned information is used to i
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Robotic palletization protects Sandvik

Automated lifting and stacking of heavy boxes onto pallets helps this maker of mining products avoid worker injuries and $120ꯠ of additional labor costs.
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SATO America, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA): Dennis Stevens, president.
Clay-coated newsback cartons have replaced SBS board for Pilling Weck1s line of disposable medical devices. The new cartons, so
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Folding carton changes rescue medical products maker

Changing from preprinted SBS to clay-coated newsback with labels printed and applied in-house saves Pilling Weck between 25 and 30% in material costs while halving carton inventory.