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Advice from Packaging Strategies 2006

Held in February, this latest annual “Summit Meeting of the Packaging Industry” included wisdom on topics ranging from China to RFID. Organized by Packaging Strategies (www.packstrat.com), the conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, included the following recommendations/observations:• John B.
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Domino acquires Enterprise Information Systems Inc.

Domino Printing Sciences, plc, acquired Enterprise Information Systems, Inc., an automatic identification and data capture systems integrator based in Dallas, TX.
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The future of resealable packaging

Robert Hogan is director of international sales and marketing at Zip-Pak, a global leader in zipper technology for packaging. Bryan Muskat is president of Triangle Package Machinery, a leading supplier of zipper-compatible VFFS packaging machinery. Presented here are their views on the whys and wherefores of incorporating resealable packaging features.
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Packaging and prescription drug plans

A recent Packworld.com survey asked if senior drug plans will have an impact on packaging. Here’s a sampling of responses…
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UF's smart sensor has sense of freshness

The University of Florida has developed a sensor platform that it claims is capable of tracking temperature, humidity, shock, and other variables.
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RFID Tribe talk

Mark Johnson, president of the industry group RFID Tribe, talks about its past, present, and future, and what’s in it for packagers.
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Nitrogen dosing cuts packaging costs

Indian Hills Spring Water implements liquid nitrogen dosing to avert bottle paneling or collapsing and reaps bottle weight-reduction benefits.
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Sweet-looking honey container

The patented, trademarked BuzzyBee(tm) container, created by Jeffrey Hand, owner of The Honey Bee Container, Inc. has created a buzz.
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Auto Labe: Printer / Applicator

Auto Labe has introduced Model 151e, an economical, entry-level print/apply unit designed for light- to moderateduty print applications. Application options include tamp, blow, air-tamp, or smart-tamp labeling.
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Lowry Technology Professionals Achieve Comp-Tia RFID+ Certification

Lowry Computer Products, Inc., a manufacturer and leading integrator of wireless, RFID, bar code and data collection solutions, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Polly, V.P. of Technical Services and Denis Bishop, V.P. of Technology Selection and Development, are among the first RFID professionals to successfully pass the RFID Certification exam developed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA®).
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Bulldog-Mentality changeover tactics Part II

Eliminate, externalize, and simplify. Break down changeovers into smaller, more manageable tasks, with attention to detail. The results can save both time and money.Key termsElimination: Find and cut out unnecessary tasks.Externalization: Re-examine tasks to be performed either while the line is running or stopped, to reduce downtime.Simplification: Make all processes as easy and foolproof as possible.
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Turnkey RFID station

A wireless, mobile RFID solution is designed for packagers to meet mandates.
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PMMI: Machinery shipments soared in 2004

U.S. packaging machinery shipments reached $5.344 billion in 2004, a 9.3% increase from $4.889 billion in equipment shipped in 2003, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems released its Model 2600Lt label printer/applicator, an in-line unit ideal for moderate duty cycles or for initial entry into on-line print-and-apply labeling.
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Packaging Summit: three events under one roof

The contract packaging-focused Packaging Services Expo is joined by Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference May 16-18 in Rosemont, IL.

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