good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 28, vol. 2, 2007

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1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp uhf rfid tags to track steel shipping containers &nbsp2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp the distinctive peanut applicator &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp films for personal care &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp stickpack machine &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp an aluminium container with an integrated spoon &nbsp&nbsp&nbspuhf rfid tags to track steel shipping containers performance test shows passive ultra high frequency uhf radio frequency identification rfid tags successfully track reusable steel shipping containers. &nbspstudy, reported by avery dennison printer systems division, miamisburg, oh, in tracking reusable metal shipping containers using passive rfid white paper, compares performance of tags incorporated in smart labels or encased in rigid plastic, finds both perform acceptably. more information at www.packexpo.com &nbspthe distinctive peanut applicator this innovative sponge applicator has a strong but flexible core and can be produced in different sizes and colours. &nbspthe peanut is applicator for eye, lip and skin applications and made of a tough pu sponge. the applicator enables smooth delivery of the gloss and gives a smooth feeling to the lips. its tip allows perfectly defined contours which makes it very user friendly. &nbspthis is by geka brush. more information at www.webpackaging.com films for personal care touch of silk family of films and printed packaging makes products stand out on the store shelf, soft feel and appearance results in reduced noise, conveying the qualities of discretion and gentleness, avoiding the embarrassing rustling of personal hygiene packaging, conversion and printing requires no equipment modifications. more details at www.pliantcorp.com &nbspstickpack machine alfaseries servo machine operates at speeds of 40 to 100 cyclesmin, with up to 20 lanescycle, for wet and dry products, produces easyopening sticks, accommodates inkjet coding, gas flushing, and collation. more details at www.fresco.com &nbspan aluminium container with an integrated spoon&nbspalcan packaging and plumrose latinoamericana, c.a. have developed a new 35 gram easy opening tray.once the package is opened you will find a spoon for easy and hygienic consumption of the food. alcan packaging has developed the special tray in small format 35 grams and the lid to allow the spoon to be part of the packaging. &nbspthe product was launched in venezuela by plumrose latinoamericana, c.a. in the second quarter of 2007.press releasestechnical papers &nbsp1. spirit of excellence award crown holdings, inc. announces that its crown closures americas subsidiary has received a prestigious spirit of excellence award from hormel foods corporation. the company presents the award annually to those companies who have attained service standards of excellence and have assisted the company in its quest for superior customer satisfaction. &nbspwww.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload106.doc&nbsp2. recent advances in blow fill seal technology &nbspwww.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload107.pdf &nbsp&nbsphappy packagingwww.packagingconnections.com

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