This year's INTERPHEX show, held April 24–26 at the Javits Center in New York, provided an opportunity to see new packaging materials, containers, and machines firsthand. In addition to the usual wide range of anticounterfeiting and quality-control solutions, this year's show emphasized barrier packaging and child resistance. On the machinery side, the theme was line efficiency.
A multitude of overt and covert tools help authenticate products and prevent counterfeits from reaching consumers. New tools include ink technology that allows color to reappear when rubbed or scratched. ("Secur" labels, Ad Tape & Label, Menomonee Falls, WI).