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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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Keys to RFID success

The biggest hurdles in an RFID application seem to be those where the implementing company has the least control.
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The Packaging Summit Conference 2006

Where packaging’s leaders come together™
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Highlights from RFID Smart Labels USA 2006

Event organizer IDTechEx filed this report April 10 on the event, which had reports from Tyson Foods and P&G/Gillette and drew more than 500 attendees.
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Agenda at-a-glance

TUESDAY, MAY 16RECASTING THE ROLE OF PACKAGING INNOVATION8:45 a.m. Packaging’s New Role Raises its Standing in the Value ChainJim Peters, Director of Education, IoPP9:25 a.m.
Illustration by Lola Kamalova
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Winning Ideas

Whether it’s primary or secondary packaging, labeling, fulfillment, or promotional packaging, there are undoubtedly aspects unique to your approach and operation that define your contract packaging operation.
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RFID Tribe's chief speaks

Mark Johnson of the industry group RFID Tribe talks about its past, present, and future, and what's in it for packagers.
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New facility to expedite entertainment software time-to-market

Sonopress, a packager and assembler, and manufacturer of cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and video games, has joined with Coral Graphic Services, a producer of disk covers, dust jackets, and decorated paper inserts, to establish an automated, 260ꯠ-sq-ft packaging facility in Louisville, KY.
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Getting schooled in RFID

Universities and vendors like Miles Technologies offer classes in RFID education and training where everyone learns something.
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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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