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Thermal ink-jet printing

The Jetpack 1000™ thermal ink-jet printer from Prism now features a Windows® driver, making it compatible with most bar-code and label-generation programs and enabling customers to make a seamless transition to thermal ink-jet technology from print-and-apply labeling systems.
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Retail quick-comply kits

Lowry Computer Products has launched Lowry Quick Comply Kits, a complete suite of products designed for suppliers to comply with RFID mandates from Sam’s Club and other large retailers.
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Hand-held programming unit

Turck offers a new hand-held unit to program data carriers with its new BL ident RFID system.
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NJM Packaging : NJM Packaging : Pallet labeler

NJM/CLI’s enhanced Model 401X Print & Apply Pallet Labeler can be configured for optional RFID pallet tagging as well as standard corner, side and multi-panel print and apply labeling.
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Wet wipe maker pioneers 'Eco-Choice' sustainability platform

Contract manufacturer/packager Guy & O’Neill, Inc. rolls out an ambitious plan that incorporates sustainability into wet wipe manufacturing, materials, and packaging.
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Drug pedigree requirements come and go, and likely will come again

Those waiting for California to implement e-pedigree requirements for drugs as a means of thwarting counterfeiters: Hold your horses.
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Sam's Club's RFID fee

Wal-Mart has put pressure on suppliers to speed up their implementation of RFID by charging $2 per pallet starting in February for every non-RFID-tagged pallet shipped to a Sam’s Club distribution center in DeSoto, TX.
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Guide to Packaging Law, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Guide to Packaging Law, by Packaging World legal editor Eric Greenberg, is now available from the IoPP bookstore.
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WorldStars recognize winners globally

The World Packaging Organisation announces 166 winners worldwide, from Austria to Zimbabwe.
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High-volume retailers set the pace for packaging

Consumer packaged goods companies follow high-volume retailers’ packaging lead as they seek to align with retailer strategies, brand positioning.
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The reality of RFID for Rx

Panelists from McKesson Corp., Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Amerisource Bergen Corp., and Ahold USA recognize that while radio-frequency identification (RFID) offers promise in the pharmaceutical sector, its adoption raises questions.
A reusable plastic containers (RPC) with the affixed RFID tag (mounted behind the orange label).
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RPC RFID field trial

RFID shows encouraging use with reusable plastic containers as field trial for produce begins.
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Bringing MES to medical device packaging

Stirling Medical Innovations is implementing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that Stirling project leader Colin Boyd calls "the way of the future."
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PCM Image-Tek : Printer applicator

Designed to meet the needs of bar code and RFID markets, the ApplyPro™ OEM Printer Applicator, from PCM Image-Tek, is an all-electric printer applicator for labeling products and odd shapes presented at almost any angle.

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