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Shahram Moradpour, CEO of Cleritec.
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HF for RFID?

RFID Antenna exclusive: Don’t give up yet on the high-frequency range for RFID, industry insiders say. It may yet take a foothold for item-level tagging of drugs.
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'Innovation is indispensable'

Securing the role of low-cost provider can fuel growth for a while, but manufacturers today are better off relying on innovation as their path to sustained growth.
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Reusable container study

Independent study shows multiple reuse of containers significantly reduces environmental burdens compared to single-trip containers.
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'Twas the season

This was a big year for holiday decorations, although I must admit the Orloski cottage was not decorated to its usual standards because of too many fall weekends out of town.
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Fuming over fumigation

The National Resources Defense Council plans to fight a USDA ruling allowing use of the fumigant methyl bromide as an insecticide on wooden pallets and containers to keep insects from entering the U.S.
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Global or local packaging?

Many global brands do some tailoring for local customs, some altering the product while others vary the containers and packaging. A French study reveals details.
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Trend toward sustainable packaging

Prepare for an ever-increasing amount of biodegradable products and packaging, including water and--very soon--milk in blow-molded bottles made of polylactide, or PLA, a polymer made from corn.
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A fresh take on aerosols

The benefits of aerosol containers—or pressure packaging—starts with dispelling misconceptions.
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Clemson's packaging science program

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program. Those questions and his responses follow.
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Clemson's packaging science program

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program. Those questions and his responses follow.
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Experts divulge RFID tips

The excitement in radio-frequency identification is electrifying. That was evident at yet another packed room at an RFID gathering, this one a session held August 24 during the Atlanta, GA-based Petroleum Packaging Council’s fall meeting in Chicago.
The molecular image is from the cover of the book Nanotechnology in Packaging.
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Nanotechnology packs promise

Nanotechnology is expected to deliver improved strength and barrier properties to flexible and rigid packaging materials, although widespread commercial use may be years away.
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Experts divulge RFID tips

The excitement in radio-frequency identification is electrifying. That was evident at yet another packed room at an RFID gathering, this one a session held August 24 during the Atlanta, GA-based Petroleum Packaging Council’s fall meeting in Chicago.
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Iron City brew chills in aluminum bottle

In August, Pittsburgh Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA, launched 12-oz bottles of Iron City beer in aluminum bottles.
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Renewable resources ride a wave of momentum

Tulane University calls its athletic teams the Green Wave, but there’s a green wave that’s building momentum in the packaging community: the increasing use of sustainable packaging made from renewable resources.

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