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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: SATO America, Inc September 30, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Fruit Packer Conquers Produce Traceability Challenge >>

Sun Valley Packing, a fruit grower and packer with 10 different case-packing and labeling/coding lines, finds success meeting the Produce Traceability Initiative with their choice of a PA6000 E-Series all-electric labeler from Diagraph, utilizing a SATO Model S8408 print engine, and messaging software from ProduceJet.

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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.

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.

Using Track & Trace to Protect the Food Chain >>

Recent news makes it clear; there is need for food processing traceability and a growing demand by the public and government to make this happen. Recent RFID industry symposiums reveal market focus being applied to solidifying the US food supply chain position as the best and most dependable in the world.

SATO America, Inc.

SATO Print Engines on 17 tomato-packing lines harvest many benefits >>

Packaging labels play a key role in the supply chain. A label print-and-apply system by Cheetah Systems using SATO print engines improves label accuracy by almost double. Read the full story for additional system benefits …

SATO America, Inc.


Passion drives packaging for new Latin liquor brand

SX—a new line of liquors targeted at "discerning female consumers" —appeared on Florida store shelves in June in a sensuously contoured bottle that suggests the exotic infusion of Latin-inspired flavors within.

Communications demands intensify with new technology, PMMI study suggests

The impact of computer, mobile, and wireless technologies is affecting modern industry, including packaging machinery; with additional capabilities come greater demands, according to "Machinery Communications—Trends & Challenges," a new study from the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.

Canadian retailers seek solutions for PET thermoform recycling

A new test protocol has been introduced in Canada to determine the impact of labels and adhesives on PET thermoform package recycling. The new protocol will help identify an adhesive that satisfies both the need for labels to adhere, and the need for them to be removed prior to recycling.

Trends in veterinary packaging

In this Q&A, Farren Paton, packaging engineer for Novartis Animal Health U.S. Inc., discusses the company's latest user-friendly pet packages and other trends in veterinary packaging.

Starbucks cup-recycling journey requires systems-based approach

Consumer misconceptions, misguided legislative policies, and overzealous marketers make Starbucks' struggle to find a recycling solution for its cup a challenging process.

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