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Intelligent Packaging for Time Sensitive Products

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September 22, 2006

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September 23, 2006 The boom in intelligent packaging looks set to blossom over the coming years, with recent announcements such as the Programmable Liquid Container, printed electronics, fruit labels that can indicate the ripeness of their contents, Power Plastics to provide electrical power and manufacturing breakthroughs such as Siemens disposable video display and Cypak’s disposable paperboard computer. Now another capability has been incorporated into packaging – a time-keeping mechanism for time-sensitive products to facilitate precise product performance. Designed primarily for use in cosmetic packaging, the timeing system is designed for hair dyes, facial masks, facial hair bleaching, hair removal creams and face peels.

The design enables existing packaging to be easily retrofitted with the timers, which are preprogrammed not just to ensure correct usage, but also to beep at you when you open the cosmetics cabinet a month or two down the track when it’s time for the next treatment.

Product Innovations has begun licensing the P3-Cosmetic Timer technology and President Steven L. Weiner President is the person to contact with enquiries.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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