PragmatIC has been awarded a GBP 1.3 million contract from the UK Government Sustainable Innovation Fund for a recycling scheme based on its ultra-low-cost NFC technology

Worldwide, more than one million plastic bottles are made per minute. Less than 10 percent of those are collected and turned into new bottles; the rest are landfilled, incinerated, or littered, polluting the environment. 

Deposit return schemes are already well proven to increase...

Michael Brice, vice president, sales and business development at INX International Ink, and Keith Goldstein, chief operating officer at VerifyMe, preview their upcoming presentation on covert ink technology at the Label Academy virtual master class on brand protection

Why did you decide to present at the Label Academy virtual master class on brand protection?

Mike Brice (MB): We see it as a unique opportunity to expose the print community to a viable solution to brand protection.

Keith Goldstein (KG): ...

Beverage labels become greener and smarter

The global non-alcoholic beverage industry remains one of the fastest growing of all label segments, expected to grow from USD 378.38bn in 2020 to USD 410bn in 2021 at 8.4 percent CAGR. The Business Research Company estimates it will continue to grow by at least 7 percent CAGR to reach a value...

Max Winograd, vice president for connected products...

Avery Dennison Corporation has launched atma.io, a new digital product cloud platform with a wide range of end-to-end use cases for consumer engagement, sustainability, brand protection, and operational excellence

The new platform bridges physical and digital worlds and can create, assign, and manage unique digital identities. It currently contains over 10 billion individual items and adds over 50 new connected products every second.

‘Facing a clear need for item-level visibility and the gap in the...

L&L editor James Quirk speaks to James Bevan, managing director of consultancy Vandagraf International, about his presentation at the upcoming Label Academy master class on brand protection.

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Avery Dennison Smartrac has extended Circus Pro family of NFC products with a new Circus Pro and Circus Pro Flex NFC inlays

The latest products enable secured, end-to-end brand protection technology requiring an encrypted digital ‘birth record’ for packaged products, a trusted product identity validation service, and platform-agnostic consumer engagement capabilities for customers within the consumer-packaged goods,...

Covectra has appointed Renaat Van den Hooff and Gary Miloscia to its board of directors, effective February 15, 2021

Van den Hooff brings over 35 years of global operating experience in the healthcare industry, with specific expertise in consumer pharmaceuticals, medical devices and supplies/services for the pharmaceutical industry. He held various senior leadership positions, as CEO and board member of...

Schreiner MediPharm has partnered with Aardex Group to develop electronic technology for medication adherence monitoring during clinical trials

According to Schreiner, up to 50 percent of patients involved in clinical trials do not adhere to the prescribed dosage regimen, resulting in distorted outcomes such as insufficient drug efficacy or underestimated frequency of side effects. Ultimately, these adverse events can delay time to...

The new edible holograms could be ‘printed’ on food has said the International Hologram Manufacturers Association

The news follows reports from the USA that scientists have molded edible holograms onto chocolate. Although it’s early days, and the process only works for certain types of confection, the development could open a host of new opportunities around the control and labeling of food.

Edible...

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