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Industry Watch

Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
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Industry Watch

Companies:Pro Mach, Inc. has acquired Allpax Products, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of sterilization, material handling and automated controls systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.  The acquisition will add retort and sterilization capabilities to Pro Mach's diverse portfolio of packaging equipment solutions.
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RFID Applications: California dreamin'

Pedigree compromise in Golden State has RFID vendors expecting wider drug industry adoption.
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Embedded RFID

Should consumer packaged goods companies consider using packaging materials with RFID tags built in?
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Trend toward embedded RFID

RFID tags embedded by vendors in packaging materials and containers is seen as a growing trend that adds value to RFID.
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Companies

Kliklok-Woodman and CMD Corp.
Schematic shows vial seal components; RFID tag is injection molded to the bottom side of the plastic seal (blue disc-like portio
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RFID-enabled vial seal

West Spectra[tm] from West Pharmaceutical Services uses overt, covert, and HF RFID technologies to ensure authenticity for pharma products.
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People

Afflink (Tuscaloosa, AL) hired Dennis Riffer (above) to the position of executive vp, business development.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) hosted an open house at its Salt Lake City-based bag packaging plant. (From left) H.
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Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) has been selected for the 7th year by California to receive the 2000 Waste Reduction Awards Program award.
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation and Bobst Group (Roseland, NJ)  donated a new Martin Rotary Diecutter to Clems
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Achievements

West Pharmaceutical Services (Lionville, PA) received the Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award from Pharmacia Corp.
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Appointments, promotions

SeaquistPerfect Dispensing (Cary, IL): Patrick F. Doherty, president.
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Appointments, promotions

KoSa (Charlotte, NC): George B. Gregory, president, CEO.
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Appointments, promotions

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC): Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., COO.
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A spoonful of guidance makes the packaging go down (sidebar)

Prepackaging for pharmacists
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The West Co. (Lionville, PA) has changed its name to West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. to more accurately reflect the company's strategic direction.