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Panel-free PET bottle provides smooth labeling for flavored water

O Beverages, Cambridge, MA, has launched a new infused water line in a custom PowerFlex PET bottle from Amcor PET Packaging (www.amcor.com). Bottle distributor Zuckerman Honickman (www.zh-inc.com) brought Amcor’s technology to O Beverages’ attention. The bottle features a panel-free design and sports a smooth label panel, free of ribbing.
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'Natural' claims on RTE food packaging

USDA has a beef with some ready-to-eat deli packages. Companies are being forced to ditch “natural” copy on packaging.
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Giving RFID a voice: How making tags talk could improve efficiencies

Voice-directed work technology is looking to leverage the data contained in RFID tags.
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FOX IV Technologies: F-1515 Bottle Labeling Machine

Industrial bottle labeling system
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FOX IV Technologies: FOX IV Technologies: Elf 50WA Desktop Bottle Labeling Machine

Introductory desktop bottle labeling system
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Label printer/applicator

ID Technology, a div. of Pro Mach, has released the Model 220 Label Printer/Applicator, designed for low throughput and light-duty applications.
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RFID has game at Best Buy

IDTechEx has published a slick new 128-page RFID in action 2006/7 magazine that features case studies culled from its “RFID Knowledgebase” of more than 2,300 implementations in 85 countries. Of the approximately 25 articles is Best Buy’s implementation that includes smart shelves, electronically enabled shelving that  can read the tags of products. This permits the retailer to know whether or not a package is present on-shelf to help reduce out-of-stocks.
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OTC drugs and dietary supplements get new reporting burden

Under a brand new law, the packagers of over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements will have to report serious adverse events to FDA and keep records of the events. The law is effective beginning with any product labeled on or after December 22, 2007.
The new Puerto Rico Convention Center has been the site for two Interphex shows on the island, which is home to many pharmaceuti
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Pharma packagers seek solutions at Interphex Puerto Rico

Strong attendance demonstrates relevance of a new multivendor end-of-line packaging integration initiative.
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The wrap-up: Digitized shelf life at home

As many have learned over the years, avoiding food spoilage is a good thing.
Labeler designed specifically for flexible packaging
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Labeler designed specifically for flexible packaging

This short, 60-second video clip from EPI Exact Packaging shows a variety of flexible packages that can be labeled using its equipment.
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START International: Electric Label Dispensers

The TheLabelDispenser™ line of semiautomatic electric label dispensers from START International includes solutions to improve all label placement processes.
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Axon: Axon: Heat-shrinkable sleeving

Axon, a div. of Pro Mach, has introduced its new EZ-SEAL 400SL heat-shrinkable sleeve labeling system, offering flexibility and high production capabilities for full body and TE banding applications.
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Powerpak: Powerpak: Flexible machine capability

The redesigned CFS PowerPak™ addresses both the current and future demands of packagers in the food industry by providing a flexible machine concept that enables machine retooling at any time.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label print/apply systems

Diagraph has introduced its Platinum Series Label Print/Apply Systems, the PA/6000 and PA/4600. Designed for high-performance, high-speed, 24/7 operation in demanding conditions, PA/6000 features labeling rates to 110 ppm, 14” high-strength ABS unwind roll, and high-flow pneumatic speed controls.

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