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New Holographic Seal Complies with FMD10-08-2018
As the Europe-wide Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) comes into force in February 2019 it requires all pharmaceutical manufacturers to mark their prescription medicine packaging with a serial number and an additional tamper protection device.
RFID Round-up: Food Service Savings, Long Range Tamper Evidence and Sewn in Apparel Tracking10-08-2018
Several stories featured in RFID Journal and elsewhere demonstrate the multiple talents of tag technology which is clearly ensuring the markets for them are expanding at the same, or even at a greater rate, than their functionality!
Malibu Deploys 300,000 Connected Bottles for Summer Campaign30-07-2018
As part of its 2018 ‘Because Summer’ campaign, the leading rum brand Malibu is continuing its connected bottles journey to support the Malibu Games. The project, which marks another collaboration between Malibu and Internet of Things (IoT) agency, SharpEnd, represents a huge scale-up operation as part of the brand’s connected bottle journey, they say.
Aussies can Serenade and Slurp at the Same Time!30-07-2018
Whoever coined the phrase ‘Wine, Women and Song’ did not probably have a musically enabled wine bottle in mind. But our friends at PKN in Australia have discovered that an alcohol delivery company has partnered with Spotify to release a special-edition range of wines which can be paired with music.
New Temperature Monitor Ensures Perferct Produce Cooling10-08-2018
Longstanding AIPIA member DeltaTrak® introduced its new FlashTrak PreCool Prime at the PMA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, California recently. The device is an automated wireless solution that monitors and records temperature during pre-cooling and alerts when correct internal produce temperature is reached.
Printed Susceptors Lead to Sustainable Microwave Packaging10-08-2018
One of the highlights of the recent China Summit was a presentation by FPInnovations in Canada which has developed a printing approach to produce safe microwave susceptor packaging. By utilizing a unique patterning approach to prevent overheating, the risk of scorching or ignition of the package is reduced, while increasing the heat uniformity of the food being microwaved.
A Sustainable Powered Up Pack Using Paper Batteries30-07-2018
BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have taken an important step towards the development of paper batteries. Together they have taken basic research based on pure cellulose from algae and developed it to work with the same type of fibre that BillerudKorsnäs usually uses to manufacture packaging material.
On-Demand RFID Printing Simplifies Logistics Tracking30-07-2018
Pinnpoint, a supplier of self adhesive labels has partnered with RFID inlay solutions provider Smartrac and laser printer manufacturer Lexmark to create ‘on-demand ‘ RFID printing. These solutions allow shippers to automatically view the status of returned goods via RFID tag reads, facilitating the growing reverse logistics model for online shopping, they claim.