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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.
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 clarker@msu.edu), 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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Web Plus

New or Enhanced websites
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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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