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Consumers: The solution to recycling?

Have we given up on changing consumer behavior around package material recycling? Or, are there tools that we can use to ‘move the needle forward.’ Earth911 thinks change is possible.
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A high-speed delta robot uses a vacuum end-of-arm tool to pick up individual diagnostic test kits and feed them to a flow wrapper.
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Packaging is part of robotics’ banner year

The North American robotics industry achieved record growth of 17% in 2012, and as these firsthand accounts prove, packaging applications played a part in that phenomenal expansion.
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NJM: Print & apply labeler

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #1714! Able to apply vertical and horizontal labels at speeds up to 60/min., NJM Packaging’s new Model 402 Final Touch Print & Apply Labeler improves upon its predecessor, the Model 400: it offers simpler operation with fewer moving parts; reduces maintenance and eases installation; increases versatility; and provides a smaller footprint.
Dirk Rodgers
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Will generic pharmaceutical manufacturers serialize their drugs in time?

Consider what impact it might have on your business if your company is not ready.
Driscoll’s, a major marketer of fresh berries, incorporates the pre-labeled clam shell packaging approach.
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Amping up fresh produce labeling flexibility

Thermoformed container supplier brings variable label printing in-house and harvests benefits of digital ink jet print versatility.
BD recently entered the pharmaceutical industry with a new line of generic prefilled injectable products called BD Simplist. One of the first two drugs launched is BD Simplist™ Metoclopramide Injection, USP. Both its outer package and the inner container are printed with a 2D barcode and with the NDC, serial number, lot number, and expiration date "human readable."
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A reprieve from California e-pedigree?

House and Senate serialization bills could push back packaging line expenditures, but wouldn’t do much to counter pharmaceutical counterfeiting.
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Inkjet, Inc: Printer provides multiple printing and marking stations for one or more packaging lines

InkJet’s SP-2000 Printing System uses Versatile Intelligent Printing with Expandable Raster (VIPER) technology, enabling quick setup and printing of up to 16-in. high characters or lines of smaller multiple characters and codes at different printing stations on one or more packaging lines.
Faster, smarter bar-coding with UV
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Faster, smarter bar-coding with UV

Find out why a new carton feeder for bar code printing and verification uses water-resistant, UV curable ink for higher frequency jetting for faster, higher quality printing and more.
Reiner mobile inkjet printers: You CAN take them with you!
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Reiner mobile inkjet printers: You CAN take them with you!

Take it out of the case, and you're good to go...literally. The Reiner speed-i-Marker 940 easily handles text, logos and barcodes, even automatic numbering, time and date. Quick-drying ink prints safely and cleanly, even on nonporous surfaces. You won't believe how fast and easy this printer is until you watch this short video.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Barcode label printer

Using a simple 4-step process, Tharo Systems’ EASYLABEL 5 featuring GS1 Barcode Wizard and including GS1 Datamatrix and GS1 Databar makes it easy to create GS1 symbols composed of multiple application identifiers that conform to GS1 global standards.
BD GTIN
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Becton, Dickinson takes proactive stance on device identification

Medical technology company/Mercy Health System’s joint packaging data integration program includes some 650 products and 950 global trade ID numbers.
Video: High-quality printing on PVC pipe
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Video: High-quality printing on PVC pipe

Video shows high-quality, high-speed ink-jet printing on PVC pipe.
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A clean slate for coding

 After beta-testing a new hot-melt coder, Cains Foods achieves a 100% scan rate on bar codes.
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Automation shines at Heinz

Smart Ones frozen meals are whisked through a highly automated packaging line at Heinz’s Pocatello, ID, facility. Cartoning and vision inspection stand out.

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