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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FDA draft guidance ignites debate on package claims regarding the use of whole-grain claims.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.”
Sonoco
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Around The Industry

Sonoco opens innovation center near P&G in Cincinnati Major consumer products manufacturers say they would be served more efficiently if their outsourcing partners located either adjacent to the product manufacturer’s facilities or in transportation hubs.
Many of Assemblies Unlimited's packaging projects require hand assembly because of custom packaging requirements that are cost-p
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Dimensions Of Turnkey Service: The'General Contractor'

Assemblies Unlimited positions itself as the ‘point’ for entrepreneurial marketers, using a national network of suppliers to deliver services from design to logistics.
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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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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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