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ACT'S VL CARGO CONTAINER SEAL (ALL THREE IMAGES) IS SAID TO BE 'IMPOSSIBLE'TO DEFEAT, THE COMPANY CLAIMS. YET IT SELLS FOR $2 TO
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New Congress unwraps key packaging issues

Democratic-controlled House and Senate plan to examine track-and-trace packaging; tackling container security is also a lock.
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T&A's RFID Update Part 3

We’ve chronicled the RFID experiences of family-owned produce packer Tanimura & Antle through several articles since 2005 (see links at bottom) via Tom Casas, T&A’s vp information technology and T&A’s resident RFID champion.
HEALTHCARE ISSUES. Validation and FDA-related issues continue to have significant impact on manufacturers.
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Checking up on healthcare packaging

Vital issues include validation, FDA regulations, counterfeiting, and the challenges of shipping pharmaceuticals and biologics through the cold chain.(Part I of II)
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What's new in food & bev?

Convenience is king in food and beverage packaging—now and for the foreseeable future. But other trends bubbling to the surface bear watching.
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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.
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.

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