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$600M in unclaimed can and bottle deposits

There are a few states that still pay consumers for recycling aluminum and bottles.  California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont, though California has found a vast number of unclaimed recyclables— $600,000,000 worth to be exact. So, what is California planning to do with this overabundance of unclaimed funds? They […]


Improving time to market

    In the food and beverage industry, the packaging is everything. It is the first thing customers see and maybe the initial reason a consumer considers your product. Lakeview Farms, a manufacturer of dips, desserts, and specialty products, found that their manual artwork management process was both time-consuming and lacked stakeholder visibility, which reduced […]


The critical role of labeling for vaccines

  “Vaccine supply chains are fast-changing, complex, and vitally important to society, and nowhere is this more evident than with COVID-19.” So often when we think and talk about the supply chain, we envision everyday consumer products like household items, clothing, and food and beverages. We forget that medical supplies including vaccines are also part […]


CEO banned from drug industry

A statistic in November 2021, noted the pharmaceutical industry in the United States was worth around 2.8 trillion dollars. This is a significant increase from just a year prior when it was valued at 1.27 trillion. While there are many factors that play into the massive increase, one of them is what people pay for […]


Teen semi drivers allowed in apprenticeship program

Many parents feel trepidation when their teenager comes of age to start driving. Now fast forward to that teen being 18 years old and wanting to take part in a test apprenticeship program to drive a 40-ton (when fully loaded) semi-truck. The federal government is moving forward with a plan that required the Federal Motor […]


What has led to the manufacturing labor shortage?

When automation was in its infancy, many thought it would set out to replace workers. Robots are able to do repetitive jobs faster and at a lower cost, so there’s no arguing with the economics. “Today, the exact opposite is true. We have a manufacturing labor shortage with no end in sight,” and this is […]


Lizards offer new approach to artificial lungs

A study at Princeton University involving the brown anole lizard as the subject matter has brought new light to help improve one of nature’s complex actions—breathing. “Whereas human lungs develop over months and years into baroque tree-like structures, the anole lung develops in just a few days into crude lobes covered with bulbous protuberances.” The […]


NiceLabel: New look, same commitment

Earlier this year, our partner NiceLabel announced they had joined Loftware™, a leading product labeling software company.  Together, “these two industry-leading organizations became one integrated whole- creating the largest labeling software company in the world,” and we are proud to team up with them. With the joining of these two organizations comes a new corporate […]


Uninterrupted productivity with BarTender 2021

If only we could have uninterrupted productivity in all aspects of our life! At least we can have it when we print product labels. Enable continuous label printing with new redundancies in BarTender 2021. Automatic failover keeps your print production environment running seamlessly. Try BarTender 2021 free for 30 days. Business continuity doesn’t just happen, it […]


Hands-On BarTender Training Available Now!

If your organization is looking to maximize and/or expand your BarTender capabilities, consolidate templates, increase printing efficiency or want a refresher course, Pragmatyxs Inc. has expert instructors and a variety of curriculum options to choose from.  As a preferred Seagull Scientific partner, we have the experience and expertise to help your team become labeling experts. […]