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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSOR: SATO America, Inc. March 1, 2012 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

GS1-128 and Print & Apply: Perfect Partners >>

Did you know ink-jet printing systems on brown corrugated are not GS1-128 compliant? Print technology selection can be the difference between failure and success in a barcoding application. Read how thermal-based, print & apply systems are a superior choice over ink-jet systems in any barcode printing application.

SATO America, Inc.

SATO S84 print engine featured in new tamp-blow all-electric print/apply labeler >>

SATO's S84 series print engine featured in Diagraph's new Tamp-Blow print/apply labeler. This new all-electric labeler includes a servo-drive tamp-blow module for non-contact labeling. SATO's S84 series print engine features quick-change wear parts and interchangeable print resolutions of 203dpi, 305dpi or 609dpi.

SATO America, Inc.

Thermal Transfer v. Direct Thermal Printing: five key considerations >>

This easy to understand white paper clearly describes the differences between thermal transfer and direct thermal printing, and charts the strengths and weaknesses of both technologies. Detailed explanations reveal the key issues to consider when deciding the most suitable technology for your labeling application.

SATO America, Inc.

Video: Top & bottom labeling with SATO print engine and Label-Aire printer applicator >>

This top/bottom print and apply system from Label-Aire uses a SATO M8490Se print engine integrated to a Label-Aire 3138-NV, tamp-blow printer applicator for the top labeling system and a SATO M8490Se mated to a Label-Aire 3138-NV, merge-apply printer applicator for the bottom labeling system.

SATO America, Inc.

Success story & video: 100% item level RFID tracking and tracing >>

High Volume Item Level RFID scanning within seconds. See SATO's Asset Tracking/WMS iTRAK system manage and verify items at one of the world's largest medical instrument distribution centers. iTRAK was built to transition barcode environments to RFID or utilize a hybrid functionality of both barcode & RFID technologies.

SATO America, Inc.

FEATURED ARTICLE

Extrusion blow molding

Here are some considerations regarding this major process for forming plastic bottles.

L'Oreal shampoo line gets a whole new look

L'Oreal's Pureology brand professional products (shampoos, conditioners, masques and treatments) have been literally flipped over on-shelf in sophisticated pearlescent toned, multi-tasking bottles designed to reflect their 100% vegan formulation and sustainable packaging...

Intellectual property concepts are always timely

The area of law referred to as "intellectual property," encompassing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress and trade secrets, can be a source of confusion for many people....

Coca-Cola invests in biotech to fast track a 100% plant-based bottle

The Coca-Cola Company invests in three biotechnology companies to help speed the development of a commercial-scale technology to create a 100% plant-based PlantBottle....

10 tips for sustainable package design

With the fundamentals of sustainable packaging in mind, following are some areas to consider when implementing changes to your packaging for improved environmental impact....

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

PLMA's Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference
Change happens! Learn how to make it work for you and your company at PLMA's Annual Conference being held at Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Florida on March 22-25, 2012.

NPE 2012
Plan to attend the International Plastics Showcase, NPE 2012 at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL on April 1-5.

Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012
Join us for sustainability's premiere event, produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability (AIChE) April 3-5 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, TX.

Keith Campbell

THE AUTOMATION CONFERENCE

Keith Campbell presents "Developing a Single Automation Strategy for Process and Discrete Operations"

Automation and integration expert Keith Campbell will present at The Automation Conference on May 22-23 in suburban Chicago. Keith will discuss industrial maintenance and mechatronics engineering technology education for advanced hybrid manufacturing (a blend of discrete, batch and process operations). Plan now to attend this outstanding educational and networking event, premiering this spring. Learn more >>

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