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Package security--action replaces talk

Drug firms start RFID tagging, and anti-counterfeiting tactics expand as packagers get more aggressive to protect brands.
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Automation software makes real-time adjustments

With an industrial PC operating as its main controller, this blister-pack machine recalculates cam tables with each cycle.
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MGS Machine Corp.: High-capacity loader

MGS has introduced the ECP (Extended Capacity Pre-feeder), a labor-saving automatic loader that extends the magazine capacity for packaging materials such as folded literature, outserts, blisters, and nested trays.
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'Virtual label' upgrades medical packs

DataLase® from Sherwood Technology in the United Kingdom permits the “printing” of a virtual label directly into packaging substrates using a low-power carbon dioxide-based laser that replaces conventional print-and-apply methods.
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Innovation award winner (sidebar)

Carded PackagingBlisterguard® Security PackageManufacturer: Colbert Packaging Corp.
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
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High-speed blister card machine

MGS Machine Corp.
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High-speed blister card machine

MGS Machine Corp.
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Consumer survey identifies package challenges

Packaging for liquid soap and for ready-to-eat, precut fruits were identified by consumers as the most consumer-friendly in a new survey and report from Mona Doyle/The Consumer Network.
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'Virtual label' used on medical packs

A medical device manufacturer is testing replacing its print-and-apply applicators with ‘virtual labels’ created by laser coding technology.
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SouthPack and more

SouthPack plus the co-located Design & Manufacturing South and the Plastec South serve up information and technology to the expanding Southeast region.
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Consumer-friendly packaging gains new importance

Mona Doyle wants brand managers and package designers to know this: The price you pay in good will and sales for packaging that consumers perceive as undesirable could get even higher.
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Post Pack Expo observations on machinery developments

Chinna Chinnakaruppan, manager of project engineering at Schering-Plough’s Kenilworth, NJ, plant, talks about recent trends in packaging machinery.
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Project Jumpstart: A "bird's" eye view

RFID Antenna exclusive: Cardinal Health shares the ups and downs of the extensive Project Jumpstart pilot test of item- and case-level RFID for pharmaceutical products.
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FDA rings bell for antidepressant class

For the first time, FDA urges manufacturers to put an entire class of medications into unit-of-use packaging.

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