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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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Patent search site

A comprehensive Web site for searches of patents related to packaging and everything else.
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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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The reality of RFID adoption for pharmaceuticals

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.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Label Printers: Printer communication software

Zebra Technologies' Zebra ZPL-based thermal label printers can now communicate directly and seamlessly with Oracle® XML Publisher.
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Label-Aire: Air-blow label applicator

The Label-Aire 3111 HS "High Speed" air-blow pressure-sensitive label applicator can apply labels accurately up to 1,000 labels/min.
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RFID on duty at Sentry

For a number of packagers, meeting Wal-Mart’s and other retailers’ mandates for RFID implementation means going the “tag and ship” route to keep costs as low as possible.
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Views of a contract drug packager

Andrew Billington, operations manager at Brecon Pharmaceuticals in Wales, addresses recent trends in packaging.
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: RFID printing/application

The newly released EPI/SATO RFID Print and Apply System from EPI handles RFID label application on a single, fully integrated system.
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Coding/marking solutions

Domino Printing Sciences offers enhanced networking, remote diagnostics, and RFID integration solutions with its company-wide strategic initiative, plus.
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Give packaging innovation a listen

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EPCglobal's view

What you should know about RFID and packaging: An interview with Sue Hutchinson, EPCglobal North America's director of industry adoption, at the EPC Connection event in early October.

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