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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FDA draft guidance ignites debate on package claims regarding the use of whole-grain claims.
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Packaging Lessons Learned

Readers share experiences of inventiveness, resourcefulness, and persistence.
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Streamfeeder: Continuous Feeder

The new V-1000 feeder from Streamfeeder offers continuous feeding for applications such as ink-jet printing, tabbing, and labeling. Feed belts can be repositioned with the use of single-knob adjustments, and belts can be replaced quickly.
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Dynamic Conveyor Corporation: Split Belt Conveyor

The new DynaCon Split Belt Conveyor from Dynamic Conveyor accommodates products for both top and bottom exposure. Top and bottom exposure can be used for viewing, labeling, printing, or bar code reading as product moves along the conveyor, eliminating the need for a second piece of equipment to allow bottom viewing.
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Printed RFID slows

A new report throws cold water on the near-term outlook for printed electronics for RFID tags.
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Congress sends wake-up call about containers

Starbucks, Dow Chemical are on leading edge of RFID-type seals.
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Labeling regulations: A bug's life?

“Stop bugging me: Consumers unwittingly eating insects.”
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Caffeine popularity problems

Lack of labeling information for levels could harm sensitive and at-risk consumers.

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