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RFID variables tested

During Pack Expo 2006, Robert Clarke, Ph.D., of Michigan State University's School of Packaging (www.packaging.msu.edu, or e-mail [email protected]), presented original research that looked at a number of variables that affect RFID performance in the real world.
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O-I embeds the nickel-sized RFID inlays, either HF or UHF frequency,  into the center base of the opaque white HDPE bottles.
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O-I pushes into embedded RFID

O-I is developing pharma bottles containing embedded tags, a trend that packagers hope brings them lower pricing for RFID technology.
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Label-Aire: Versatile labeling

Label-Aire has introduced the Inline Series 6000 Wrap Labeling System (Oblong Round).
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UF squeezes out more R&D projects

From RFID to barrier containers to shelf life prediction, there's more to packaging research at the University of Florida than even staff expected.
MULTI-LAYERED PROTECTION. West Spectra™ RFID, a West Pharmaceutical Services' product, provides drug manufacturers with mul
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California dreamin'

Drug ‘pedigree' compromise in Golden State has RFID vendors expecting wider drug industry adoption.
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Tamper-evident RFID

It's another sign of the times we live in that authentication technologies, including RFID tags, may themselves need to be made tamper-evident to indicate when they've been messed with.
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Water, water is everywhere, perhaps not what you think

When it comes to bottled water, there is more to it than you may think, and less to it than you may think.
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Wal-Mart launches plan to reduce packaging

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. caused quite a stir when it put the heat on its suppliers to incorporate RFID to create supply-chain pedigrees.
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Industry Watch

Stretch and Shrinksleeve Labeler
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Stretch and Shrinksleeve Labeler

PDC Europe introduces its STG-Series stretch and shrinksleeve labeler.
Innovative rotary labelers
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Innovative rotary labelers

The Alfa Rollsleeve from Sidel is a rotary labeler capable of creating and applying roll-fed labels on glass, plastic, and metal containers.
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Publix, others learn from RFID visibility pilot for produce

Movement glitches and other challenges are part of an ongoing University of Florida RFID pilot to track fresh produce in the supply chain. Temperature monitoring is next.
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Secure track-and-trace container debuts

A modular system with user-specified features can secure valuable products through the supply chain.
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