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New Security Label Range Offers Supply Stability

New Security Label Range Offers Supply Stability

20-06-2017

UPM Raflatac has launched four new products for security labeling for the European market, all of which guarantee long-term supply stability, it claims. The new Raflasec range of security labeling materials promises a full 30-month window for any requalification requirements, with a two-year shelf life from the date of manufacture and six months' notice of any future change.

Real-Time Logger Offers Instant Data Access

Real-Time Logger Offers Instant Data Access

20-06-2017

AIPIA member DeltaTrak® announced the release of a new, single use, FlashLink Real-Time Monitoring Solution during the United Fresh Expo, in Chicago. This system combines the FlashLink Real-Time In-Transit Logger with a 24/7 cloud service.

Travelling Free Thanks to Smart Bottle

Travelling Free Thanks to Smart Bottle

14-06-2017

Lucozade, one of the UK’s biggest selling energy drinks, now part of the Lucozade Ribena Suntory stable, partnered with Transport for London, which operates London Underground, to offer a free ride to commuters through a ‘smart’ bottle of the Brand’s Energy Orange drink.

Plastic RFID Tag and Read Out System has Screen Printed Circuitry

Plastic RFID Tag and Read Out System has Screen Printed Circuitry

14-06-2017

Quad Industries, Agfa, imec and TNO have announced that they have demonstrated a plastic 12-bit RFID tag and read-out system with screen-printed circuitry. The system integrates, for the first time, a screen-printed antenna and printed touch-based user interface, allowing implementation of the reader on curved surfaces.

EU Moves Towards Inclusion of QR Codes on Pharma Packs

EU Moves Towards Inclusion of QR Codes on Pharma Packs

20-06-2017

Allowing QR codes on medicines packaging is being considered by European regulators, reflecting the shift towards digital communication between drug makers and patients, according to a recent article in Securing Industry. The move shows that EU regulators are in favor of using on-pack codes in a way that extends beyond compliance with the drug authentication principles – based on 2D datamatrix codes - enshrined within the Falsified Medicines Directive.

 What’s ON: AIPIA China Summit

What’s ON: AIPIA China Summit

14-06-2017

Once again AIPIA is returning to the ProPak China exhibition in Shanghai to organize a summit on the latest developments in Active & Intelligent Packaging (A&IP). Specifically aimed at the Asian market, but with a global perspective, the association has lined up 6 top line speakers for the event, which takes place on 13th July in the exhibition.

KFC Bucket Doubles as Sound & Light Box

KFC Bucket Doubles as Sound & Light Box

20-06-2017

KFC’s creative team has come up with a new pack for the South African market, designed to make suppertime a ‘theatre, while you eat’ experience. KFC South Africa has repurposed its buckets into light and sound displays thanks to the use of some smartphone technology.

RFID in Fashion at Top UK Retailer

RFID in Fashion at Top UK Retailer

20-06-2017

One of the UK’s leading department store retailers, John Lewis, has deployed ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) EPC RFID technology at 34 of its 46 stores to improve inventory management of key fashion products. The rollout took place in only three months at the end of 2016, with 25,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) including lingerie, sleepwear, swimwear and men's formal wear now being tracked.