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Sensors printed onto packaging

New developments in printed electronics are having an impact on RFID.
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Fusion Concepts, Inc: Friction Feeder

PFANKUCH ASB series friction feederEvery Pfankuch feeder, in its ultimate configuration, is the assembled sum of various modular components.
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Getting value from RFID through better data management

Information is power—but only if you can properly collect and use it.
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Lactose labeling suit filed

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an organization that promotes vegetarian diets, filed suit in Superior Court for Washington, DC, demanding that every milk carton bear a warning label aimed at lactose intolerance.
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Groups support alcohol facts labeling

Public interest groups the National Consumers League and Shape Up America held a news conference demanding that the Bureau of Alcohol Tax and Trade immediately mandate an Alcohol Facts panel on labels of beer, wine, and distilled spirits similar to panels on food and beverage packaging.
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Pondering the puzzle (sidebar)

Radio-frequency identification
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Higher frequency of RFID ahead (sidebar)

The experts
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Higher frequency of RFID ahead (sidebar)

Tech trend: Embedded tags
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Higher frequency of RFID ahead (sidebar)

Tech trend: Forklift-enabled RFID
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Higher frequency of RFID ahead (sidebar)

Tech trend: RFID sensors
From SoBe and from Trinity Springs: hot-fill PET bottles that don't require vacuum panels in the sidewalls.
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Look what's coming down the packaging pike

From sustainability to high-pressure sterilization to nanotechnology, developments in food and beverage packaging hold tremendous promise.
The GPS track-and-trace device measures about six inches.
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GPS track-and-trace demo

UCLA researchers demonstrate a wireless GPS-sensor tracking system that targets the cold chain and other applications.
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Qualified health claims hard to swallow

FDA reconsiders wording as food packagers become interested in making health claims on package labels.
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Winning with subtlety and sophistication--sometimes less is more

As a designer working exclusively in brands and packaging, I am getting close to the saturation level when it comes to passing judgment on good or bad design.
This two-piece  Shellpak™ functions as a secondary pack for blister-packed pharmaceutical pills and tablets. Its maker, Mea
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Pondering the puzzle

Facing a Pandora’s box of global issues, and technological developments such as advanced machine controls and RFID, packagers of healthcare products forecast the future.

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