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Bag labeler

Suitable for coffee, pasta, and more, the Top of Bag Labeler from EPI is designed to apply labels to hold down the top of bags and/or to be used as a reclosable feature.
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UHF benefits updated

A recent white paper does much to dispel lingering myths about what UHF can't do, and does it authoritatively. It makes a compelling case for UHF­­—over HF—by companies that know the technology inside out.
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Joint Venture Supports Clemson's Rfid Efforts

Printpack, Inc. (www.printpack.com) and MSA Systems, Inc. (www.msasys.com) announced a joint venture to install RFID reading and measurement equipment in a new lab at Clemson University's Packaging Science Department.
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RFID Applications: California dreamin'

Pedigree compromise in Golden State has RFID vendors expecting wider drug industry adoption.
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Hot insights from Cold Chain forum

A report from last week's 4th Annual Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals forum focusing on temperature-controlled packaging, shipping, distribution, and storage for pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals.
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The looming impact of integration, WiFi, RFID

Technological advances have already driven dramatic improvements in manufacturing. But according to Sudipta Bhattacharya, a senior vice president at SAP Labs LLC, based in Irving, Texas, the best is still to come. What’s more, it’s just over the next horizon.
Apotex: Pressure-sensitive labeling of pharmaceutical bottles
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Apotex: Pressure-sensitive labeling of pharmaceutical bottles

Bottles are conveyed single-file to this pressure-sensitive labeler from NJM/CLI.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Corner-Wrap Labeler

Weber Marking Systems has introduced its Model 5200 Corner-Wrap label printer/applicator, combining high-quality label printing with a specially designed label applicator that affixes a single label around the corner of a case.
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Pedigree paralysis no more

FDA mandate for secondary wholesalers may help drive RFID into drug distribution chain.
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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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