Board Converting News, September 13, 2021

Data Security (CONT’D FROM PAGE 42)


intelligence or an IIoT tool that can change the way busi- ness is done, it is crucial not to lose sight of the safety of the data that powers these tools. Never hesitate to ask practitioners about these new services for answers regarding data, and to demand the highest standards of data security, even if it might cost more. Shoring up securi- ty from the outset not only gives you peace of mind, but it protects your operation from shutdowns, loss of revenue, loss of customer trust, and even lawsuits. Matthew Miller is the Director of technology at SUN Au- tomation Group. Report: Packaging Industry To Benefit From Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) commented on The Future of Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection and Security Packaging to 2026 report by Smithers. According to its findings, brand protection, track and trace and other anti-counterfeiting technologies in packaging are increasing in use as global economies wrestle with a post-Covid world. Growth in packaging se- curity devices appears ‘strong and potentially lucrative’, the IHMA says, in the face of a report that predicts increas- ing incidences of global counterfeiting alongside height- ened awareness of tracing technologies. The demand for anti-theft, product authentication, tam- per-evidence and track and trace components will contin- ue to grow even in static US and European markets for packaging. In 2020, the pandemic and the rise of e-com- merce trading spearheaded a rise in fake goods. For ex- ample, cosmetics and personal care saw reports of a 56% increase in counterfeit products sold online. The packaging industry will continue to benefit from the use of anti-counterfeiting solutions identified in the report, particularly as fears over shortages of medicines, pharmaceuticals and vaccines in many parts of the world drive demand for counterfeit and illicit products. Securi- ty devices such as holograms on packaged goods can ensure quality and check the distribution and smuggling of illicit products while items not displaying them can be seized and destroyed. Welcoming the report’s findings, IHMA Chair Dr. Paul Dunn said people must accept that counterfeiting will remain a “clear and present danger” for the internation- al packaging community for years to come. However, he added, “This report clearly shows anti-counterfeiting solu- tions such as holography have a key role as an effective, highly flexible weapon in the ongoing battle to thwart counterfeiters and fraudsters. All involved in the supply will be reassured by the presence of holograms on prod- ucts and recognise the benefits they provide as security packaging relies more on technologies to optimize trace- ability and usability.”


Haire Group is the premier provider of new machinery for the corrugated industry. As the exclusive US & Canadian agent for one of the largest machinery manufacturers in the world, Haire Group is able to pair clients with the best machinery solutions for the best value to meet their spe- cific needs. As an operating partner of the US-based DFA Technical Support Center (a joint venture of Haire Group and Dong Fang), Haire Group delivers top-notch 24/7 pro- fessional, reliable service and support, maximizing quality and uptime. Additionally, Haire Group has been the indus- try’s #1 pre-owned machinery broker and plant equipment appraiser since 1976. HarperLove is the leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives, and wet-strength resins to corru- gated packaging manufacturers. With the largest and most experienced field service and technical support team posi- tioned throughout the U.S. and Latin America, HarperLove has a long-standing reputation for providing outstanding service and delivering demonstrable performance improve- ments. HarperLove’s renowned services include not only innovative product development and custom product for- mulation, but also machine and process assessments, ad- hesive formula adjustments, machine tuning, detailed ser- vice reporting, and more. HARPERLOVE


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Manufacturer of Marotape®, Marotape®Plus, Marotape® FPT and MaroString™; hot melt coated tapes and strings used for reinforcement and easy-open features for pack- aging. Marotech Inc. also manufactures state-of-the-art dispensing and tape placement equipments to optimize the productivity of applying hot melt coated tapes in pack- aging.


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