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French study shows Europeans don't read food labels carefully...

Researchers have concluded that Europeans aren't reading ingredient lists on food packaging, proving that public opinion and consumer behavior often differ.
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Label applicator

Universal Labeling Systems' SL1500 Modular Label Applicator uses a high performance stepper motor that provides a variety of applicator configurations.
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AriZona specifies LN2 dosers for all new can and bottle lines

Liquid nitrogen injection preserves beverage flavor, extends product shelf life, and creates internal pressure to combat container damage.
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What kind of packaging would we give up for Mother Earth?

According to a Nielsen Global Food Packaging Survey, nearly one in two global consumers would give up all forms of packaging designed for convenience purposes if it would benefit the environment, including packaging designed for easy stacking/storing at home (49%); packaging that can be used for cooking, or doubles as a resealable container (48%); and packaging designed for easy transport (47%)
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RFID drivers 2008

An uptick in RFID suggests that the market is moving beyond traditional closed-loop applications toward pilots and deployments driven by value propositions.
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Medical device civil suits are preempted, but for how long, and are drugs next?

As of now, a person hurt by a medical device cannot sue the manufacturer for negligence or strict product liability if the product was approved by FDA through a full-blown premarket approval procedure, and the device that hurt you was in compliance with FDA requirements. Up until late February 2008, you could have, but then the Supreme Court said otherwise.
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PMMI Packaging Intelligence Briefs

Briefs highlight emerging trends affecting the global packaging industry in White Paper-like reports.
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Print/apply pallet labeler

NJM/CLI has introduced the enhanced Model 401X print-and-apply pallet labeler.
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RFID drivers 2008

ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com) director Michael Liard discusses RFID for packaging and packagers in 2008.
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A read on RFID in packaging 2008

Analyst Peter Poorman of ABI Research comments on RFID for packagers and packaging in 2008.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer-applicator

Weber’s twin-tamp label printer-applicator prints and applies two case labels in a single operation.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Tharo Systems, Inc: Label printer/applicator

Tharo’s PA2000t Label Printer/Applicator is a cost-effective accessory for the Tharo H-400/H-600 Series of thermal/thermal transfer bar code label printers.
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Analyzing Sam's Club's RFID fee

Consultants assess the meaning of the retailer's fee for noncompliance to its RFID mandate.
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Bottle-wrap labeler

LSI’s Model 1500 automatic bottle wrap labeling system with three-point wrap applicator captures the product between a drive roller and 2 passive rollers.

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