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Labels

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PakSense: Second-generation temperature-monitoring label

About the size of a sugar packet, PakSense’s next-generation BIOmed XpressPDF Labels are flat, temperature-monitoring labels that feature an integrated USB connection point that can be plugged directly into the USB port of a computer.
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UPM Raflatac, Inc: Semi-gloss, paper-faced labelstocks

UPM Raflatac’s new 60# Raflacoat Pro product range of semi-gloss, paper-faced labelstocks are suitable for consumer applications such as food, retail and health and beauty labeling, as well as end-uses such as industrial chemical and tire labeling.
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MACtac: Labels with top-coated matte finish

Designed for chemical drum labeling, MACtac Printing Products has added to its Durable Film product line with FDD6919, a new resilient label optimized for laser and impact printing, and offering high strength, tear resistance, dimensional stability, and temperature endurance.
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Schreiner MediPharm: Specialty labels for autoinjector pens

In order to provide more patient safety, security, convenience and compliance, Schreiner MediPharm’s new specialty labels for autoinjector pens are now available with a variety of customization options including a temperature indicator, medication check/UV protection, integrated tamper and counterfeit protection, anti-slip varnish/tactile elements, and more.
Snapware had been using preprinted inserts, placed inside the containers (at right), as the primary means of branding its products. In June 2010, it switched to an automated labeling system that applies p-s labels to the side of the containers (at left).
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Snapware puts a lid on label variability

Using a single supplier for new labels and automated labeling equipment allows plastic storage container supplier to maximize efficiency and enhance product quality.
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The Automation Conference: Label Procurement Meets Automation

Mark Moorhead, director of marketing at WS Packaging Group, showed the audience in the 1:00 p.m. session of the Packaging Track how Gilchrist & Soames turned to a Web-based automated system to help tame SKU proliferaton in label procurement.
Final Check
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Toolkit helps South Carolina hospitals reduce mislabeled blood specimens

'Final Check' process aims to design healthcare systems and help healthcare providers make choices in those systems to produce better patient outcomes.
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Web-based tool brings order to SKU proliferation

Online ordering, proofing, and graphics asset management system helps streamline label development and production process for personal care maker Gilchrist & Soames.
Materials Product Brief
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Schreiner MediPharm: Padded label

Schreiner MediPharm’s easy-to-mark Pharma-Cushion Label protects glass pharmacertical vials during shipping.
Package Case Study
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Simple hair care for all reflected in redesign for PERT

Bold label graphics refresh for first 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner product helps PERT Plus establish itself as a simple hair-care solution in a sea of micro-segmented products.
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Silgan Plastics Corporation: Silgan Plastics Corporation: Pressure-sensitive labels for curved packages

Silgan Plastics has installed an Avery Dennison Curve Appeal labeling system which combines Fasson Curvy pressure-sensitive label material with a new patent-pending Avery Dennison application process that will enable Silgan to apply pressure-sensitive labels to complex curved package shapes.
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Champagne labels get regal redesign

Labels with strong tactile feel combine with distinctive color schemes for luxurious presentation of French champagne brand Canard-Duchêne that helps drive differentiation at the shelf.
Ferrari Maximum labels
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Wine labels extraordinaire

For Ferrari Spumanti, Italy’s leading producers of sparkling wines, labelling is a means of conveying the quality, heritage, and style of a product that has been in production for more than a century.
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SATO America, Inc: CO2 reducing label

With the addition of a special CO2 absorbent being added to the label’s adhesive, SATO’s ECONANO series of labels absorb and reduce the CO2 that is released into the atmosphere when labels are incinerated.
Blue Skies fruit packs
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Time/temperature-monitoring system for fresh-cut fruit

Blue Skies employs RFID technology for shipments of fresh-cut fruit from African fields to U.K. tables.

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