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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.
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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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Turnkey RFID station

A wireless, mobile RFID solution is designed for packagers to meet mandates.
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Milestone for pediatric drug labeling

There are now 100 pediatric drugs that contain additional labeling information on safety, efficacy, dosing, and unique risks for children.
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RFID for now and tomorrow

Matt Ream of Zebra Technologies talks about RFID implementation and offers predictions as to where this technology is headed.
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Track-and-trace for pharma manufacturers

INTERPHEX : Domino is showing a new system that was created in conjunction with Systech to deliver full track-and-trace capability for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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RFID challenges

Larstan Business Reports, Potomac, MD, held an executive roundtable in Chicago in December. The panel of RFID analysts and solutions providers was moderated by John Persinos, Larstan editorial director.
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U.K. supermarket Sainsbury wants healthy kids

It's the first retailer to provide Guideline Daily Amounts for children aged 5 to 10 years on its food packaging.
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California's Prop. 65 may become losing Proposition

Congress may vote to kill all state food label warning laws, endangering especially those in California.
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Credit card-sized RFID and temp sensor

A UHF Gen 2 RFID tag the size of a credit card that also includes a programmable temperature sensor is in development—and already has the attention of a major retailer.
Texas Instruments' Bill Allen with the company's box-embedded RFID solution.
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An RFID World of technology

Technology showcased at RFID World ranged from portable RFID readers to sensor-equipped RFID tags the size of credit cards.

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