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YES YOU CAN! With a Cantroller!

YES YOU CAN! With a Cantroller!

09-07-2019

The perennial problem: How do you play your favourite computer game (which needs both hands) AND drink a cool beer at the same time, has just been solved by the nice people at Miller Lite. Last month saw the launch of a (very) limited release Cantroller, a video game controller that also holds 12 ounces of Miller Lite. The brand partnered with technology company Unit 9 to develop the controllers, which are designed using flexible circuit board technology, equipped with USB charging, bluetooth, haptic feedback and, of course, beer. The can itself can be refrigerated...

Flexible packaging industry to benefit from solvent thermochromic inks

Flexible packaging industry to benefit from solvent thermochromic inks

02-07-2019

The allure of printed packages and labels that change colours to reflect product temperatures has been expanded. Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has launched what it says is the packaging industry’s first thermochromic ink for use in solvent ink applications. CTI believes this represents a technological breakthrough, especially for the flexible packaging industry...

FMD security scanning measures reveal fake cancer drugs in Holland

FMD security scanning measures reveal fake cancer drugs in Holland

09-07-2019

Since the start of 2019 the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) requires all prescription medicines in Europe to carry scannable security codes on the packaging, which is recorded on a central database. In a recent announcement the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate IGJ (Inspectie voor Gezondheidszorg en Jeugd) has confirmed that a false batch of Avastin, the cancer drug made by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has been discovered by a Dutch wholesaler...

The power of connected packaging

The power of connected packaging

12-07-2019

Zappar X Packaging Europe - the power of connected packaging. Connected packaging is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing business use-cases for AR. It offers a bounty of value possibilities to brands - capitalizing on the experience economy to drive sales, engage in meaningful conversations with their audience and capture valuable data...

‘Intelligent packaging on a global scale’ says new partnership

‘Intelligent packaging on a global scale’ says new partnership

09-07-2019

Systech, the supply chain security and brand protection specialist, and Toppan Printing, headquartered in Japan,the global printing company and innovator in product packaging and security solutions (both longstanding members of AIPIA) have signed a five-year global licensing agreement to integrate Systech's digital e-Fingerprint® technology into Toppan's printing solutions offerings...

Simple temperature indicators add value to transit packs

Simple temperature indicators add value to transit packs

09-07-2019

With so many high-tech products being developed in the Active & Intelligent Packaging space it is sometimes easy to forget that some of the most straightforward solutions, such as irreversable temperature indicator labels, are being widely used, at scale, in a variety of roles. While technologically advanced they remain simple to use and are highly cost effective solutions to the problems caused by temperature excursions...

Real-time ripeness information for fruits with RFID

Real-time ripeness information for fruits with RFID

02-07-2019

Packaging that can relay real-time information about the ripeness of avocados and other fruits contained inside was recently launched at Italian fresh produce trade fair Macfrut in Rimini. Called Smart Ripe, the new technology has been developed by Italian company Ilip in collaboration with Radio6ense, a spin-off of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and the University of Turin’s Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences...

Dynamic QR codes offer low cost, simple datalogging

Dynamic QR codes offer low cost, simple datalogging

09-07-2019

Logmore is a start -up company basaed in Finland, which provides alow cost complete datalogging service, using patented, dynamic QR code technology. This means that the data recorded by the datalogger is printed on a e-Ink screen to a QR code. This code can be read by any 2D scanner, such as a mobile phone QR-code app. The result is to lower the total cost of temperature monitoring, humidity and shock detection, it says...

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