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Rx UHF RFID Pilot

Cardinal Health, Dublin, OH, kicked off an RFID pilot this summer that is “primarily focused on the operational aspects of incorporating RFID in our current operating processes in both packaging and distribution,” explains Renard Jackson, the firm’s executive vice president of packaging services.
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Training Scholarships Aim To Encourage RFID Implementation

Avery Dennison RFID (www.rfid.averydennison.com), a business unit of Avery Dennison Corp. , is sponsoring $500 RFID training scholarships to help manufacturers implement RFID into their supply chains.
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Survey sheds light on controls in packaging

Both those who build and those who buy packaging machinery talk with PW about a controls and integration study done for the Packaging Automation Forum.
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FKI Logistex: Rfid-Enabled Palletizer

FKI Logistex® has added new design and interface options for its popular A-780 case palletizer to increase the machine’s capacity and value in low- to mid-speed palletizing applications.
BOTTLE FILLING. Side-by-side tablet fillers on Line 5 at Apotex helped the Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer double its outpu
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2010: A packaging odyssey

Pharmaceutical maker Apotex works in concert with systems integrator to assure its packaging operations will meet customer demands at least through the year 2010.
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U.K.-U.S. RFID Rx pilot

RFID analysts IDTechEx (www.idtechex.com), supported by GS1 UK, a provider of the EPCglobal network in the United Kingdom, has published RFID in Action 2006, a special report that covers global RFID implementations.
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Packaging Insights

Updates on RFID applications at Tyson Foods and P&G/Gillette were provided recently by IDTechEx Ltd. (http://www.idtechex.com/products/en/articles/00000463.asp), a company that provides research and analysis on the development and application of RFID.
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Study Forecasts Increased Demand For Pharmaceutical Packaging

New regulations and standards that address patient drug compliance, drug dispensing errors, counterfeiting, and market diversion are among the key factors that will expand sales growth for containers, closures, blister packs, and RFID labels.
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Packaging And Prescription Drug Plans

Understanding the complexities and choices regarding senior drug plans continues to perplex many Americans. But what, if any, impact do these plans have on packaging?
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Green means go buy!

Green signals healthy foods at Sainsbury’s in the U.K.
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Considering packaged product security

How does the need to better protect your product impact your packaging design?
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Ingraining Whole Grains

FDA draft guidance ignites debate on package claims regarding the use of whole-grain claims.
GRIPPING PERFORMER. The four-axis case-packing robot's custom end effector lifts and places industrial filters as a group into t
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Robots a perfect fit for packaged solution

Robots handle primary and secondary packaging on a customized turnkey line that collates, cases, labels, and palletizes industrial filters.
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Pet Bottle Brings Production Ease To Co-Packer, Design Benefits To Marketer

Panel-less bottle’s smooth sidewall enables H.A. Rider to apply labels in registration. MD Drinks avoids the ‘crinkly’ label look on its Urban Detox beverage line.
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No More Delays For Drug Pedigree Requirement

“While the new pedigree requirements will become effective on December 1, 2006, and RFID is an excellent way to comply with those requirements, FDA is not specifically mandating the use of RFID.”

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