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ATMI Seeks Comment On New Packaging Standards

In an effort to keep pace with new technologies and business requirements, the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), Washington, D.C., has developed an updated set of voluntary packaging and shipping label standards and is seeking comments on these standards by October 15.According to ATMI, the new labels have a clearly defined format for the placement of important information, such as the supplier ID and Package/Unit ID numbers.The labels have mandatory as well as optional data fields with allowances for bar codes and human readable text. Space is also available within the label format for internal use by the supplier.These standards will become part of the Fabric and Suppliers Linkage Council (FASLINC) standards, the electric commerce standards maintained by ATMI. Also, ATMI will continue to support the current voluntary FASLINC label standards that contain 39 bar codes.These new voluntary FASLINC labeling standards support the latest national and international standards, and they provide a logical migration path for companies to follow as they implement these new standards. The new standards are also consistent with the cotton industrys Permanent Bale ID (PBI) standards and the retail sectors Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS).A complete report on the new voluntary packaging and shipping label standards with label specifications is available from ATMI.

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