Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 26

Adventures in Recycling

LIFE Registered

We are all familiar with the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle. And we all know that the order is not coincidental: it is most important to first reduce your inputs, then reuse what you can and recycle as much as possible of what is left. It seems simple. But, as anyone who has been …

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Jul 26

Investing in Capabilities

Unless you’re a history buff (or a label geek!), the first few paragraphs of this article might not be of much interest.  For me, the real interest is in the discussion on the future of label converting and the many, many considerations that go into capital equipment expansion.  Understanding the customer landscape, e.g. what do …

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Jul 26

Anti-counterfeiting Technology Taggants and Explosives: How High a Priority is Anti-counterfeiting?

Taggants are a “chemical barcode” – uniquely encoded, microscopic materials or chemistries that are incorporated into a product to give it a “fingerprint”. After domestic terrorist attacks, such as the World Trade Center car bombing (1993), Oklahoma City (1995), and this year’s Boston Marathon bombings, taggants in explosives become part of the general national debate …

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