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EU opens door to aiding semiconductor shortage

Many consumers have heard the woes of semiconductor shortages felt around the world, with the automobile industry being hit the hardest. In reaction to this shortage, the European Commission said it “could approve aid to fund the production of semiconductors in the 27-nation bloc amid a global chip shortage and intense worldwide competition to fill […]


Beverage developer expands operations

Have a great idea for a new beverage? Need the ability to take it from concept to consumer? Flavorman, a beverage development company, just broke ground on a new facility expansion in Louisville, Kentucky. “Upon completion, the project will bring 30 new jobs to downtown Louisville and will continue to serve as a catalyst for […]


5 tips to increase employee awareness of cyber security

Keeping networks secure is literally a full-time job for many within technology departments across the world.   “One of the most effective ways that small and medium-sized enterprises can prevent data violation is to increase employee cyber awareness.” Technology departments must set a security foundation by securing networks with a reliable antivirus tool and ensuring the […]


The manufacturing skills gap

The manufacturing industry is a powerful engine when it comes to moving the economy forward. In 2018, plants across the U.S. created over $2.33 billion in products, yet there are still jobs that are unfilled. The reason? “Not enough skilled workers.” “A 2021 study conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute (MI) predicts that 2.1 […]


3M helps identify and stop sale of 1 million fake respirators

In the height of COVID-19, where respirators and N95 masks were in high demand, 3M teamed up with US Marshals to stop the sale of 1 million fake respirators. Not only are manufacturers focused on the quality and supply chain of their products, but they must also be aware of those who may be falsely […]


The Internet of Things (IoT) goes beyond gadgets

As we shared in a previous blog about all the great things that the Internet of Things technology has given us, home security, fitness apps, and smart farming, it is now being considered to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccines. RFID Journal, which reports on anything in the world of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and also […]


Safety standards: key component to compliance

In mid- January, a juice production company came under fire by the FDA due to contaminated product.  During the inspection, the FDA found that they had “failed to adhere to relevant food safety standards”. Some of the distribution of this juice included school lunch programs. When looking at the importance of compliance, labeling plays a […]


Pragmatyxs Expands Partnership with NiceLabel

  The Pragmatyxs team has deep experience in the barcode systems and product labeling. In our over 25 years in the business we have consistently maintained an emphasis on enterprise-level requirements and systems integration.  Because of this focus we are excited to be expanding our partnership with NiceLabel. NiceLabel’s next generation labeling software is specifically […]


Pharmaceutical Growth On Record Pace

The Association for packaging and processing technologies, examined the latest trends impacting the pharmaceutical market. Global sales in 2016 have reached a record high for pharmaceutical sales at $1.1 Trillion, with North America alone generating $574 billion. The greatest influence on growth in the pharmaceutical industry is general economic development. As more people can afford […]


Quality Assurance with Traceability

Demand for safe packaging to combat illicit drug market rackets spread across the globe is increasing. The present market is plagued by forged pharmaceutical formulas. The soaring market size of counterfeit drugs is creating a parallel economy in the global market. The emerging threat has a rippling effect on all the stakeholders as well as […]