Keith Campbell ( Keith@CampbellManagementServices.net has been a shaper of opinion on manufacturing automation for 40 years. He worked for 28 years with The Hershey Company, and has served the broader industry in numerous roles including as Director of ISA's Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Div., and as the founding Director and later Executive Director of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, originally called the OMAC Motion for Packaging Workgroup. Since retiring from Hershey as Director of Automation & Integr
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The future of automation for healthcare manufacturers

If healthcare manufacturers are a bit behind others, it is probably for valid and explainable reasons to which valid and explainable solutions exist.
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors

Technology employs a repeating watermark embedded in a flexible or semi-rigid package to address counterfeiting and help ensure brand protection.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The future of healthcare supply chain security

We know more about how healthcare supply chain security will work in 2024 than looking forward in any previous 10-year period.
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Devilishly convenient container for car shampoo

U.K.’s CarPlan Demon Foam car shampoo launches in a custom container with a molded cavity in the back panel that holds a detachable foam head.
Off The Shelf: BOBLE CANDY BAR
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Off The Shelf: BOBLE CANDY BAR

3-D effect that defies belief: On a Mondelez candy bar wrapper, micro printing carried on a pressure-sensitive label creates an optical illusion that has to be seen to be believed.
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Pepsi promo can tells consumers to 'blipp it'

Pepsi launches an interactive mobile marketing campaign around Super Bowl 2015 that lets consumers ‘blipp’ to enter sweepstakes and take a virtual picture with an NFL player.
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Alleviate labor with labels

As the U.S. sees a resurgence of its commercial, manufacturing, and shipping sectors, 82% of domestic industrial manufacturers expect positive growth within the next year, and another notable percentage are planning to expand or add on to their warehouse and distribution facilities.
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Advantages of LCA for sustainable package design

Find out why you are putting your brand at risk unless you take a life-cycle view of your package design.
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Iconic L'eggs Sheer Energy egg package returns

Sheer Energy Legwear celebrates ‘Fabulous after 40 Years’ with a limited-edition egg package and social media-based sweepstakes.
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Understated bottles are beautiful for body wash

Apple & Bears Cosmetics selects clean, gloss-white PET bottles for its natural and organic Luxury Body Wash products.
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Economic recovery will be shaped by automation solutions

Packaging World Contributing Writer Keith Campbell is spot on when he warns that as the economy recovers, the jobs that will become available will not be the same jobs that were lost when the economy declined. Reproduced here from Campbell’s On The Edge Blog are his thoughts on a truly significant workforce development challenge we face today. If you want to reach Campbell, he’s at [email protected]
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Should college be a means to self-sufficiency?

Is being "educated" a goal in itself, or should college actually lead to a family-sustaining career?
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FPA winners are all about performance

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) judged 81 package entries featuring innovations that integrate consumer trends and needs with technical advancements in materials, graphics, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions.
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2014 FPA Silver Award Winners

Following are the 2014 FPA Silver Winners.
Katie Thompson receives the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior Award.
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Clemson senior wins spring semester award

The Packaging Science Faculty in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University has nominated Katie Thompson for the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science Award.

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