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Industry Watch—August 2014

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the August 2014 issue of Packaging World
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Healthcare Packaging named exclusive media partner of HealthPack 2015

Kellen Company announces that it has selected Healthcare Packaging (HCP) magazine as the exclusive media partner of its HealthPack 2015 conference, which is produced for professionals involved in the packaging of medical devices.
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Cans bring nourishment to Guatemala's children

On countless forays north on I-90 out of Chicago, I’ve peered out the window at the Hormel plant in Beloit, WI, and chuckled at the giant storage tank masquerading as the world’s biggest can of chili beans. Now I have another can to think about when I drive by that plant: Spammy.
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Better nut butter quality

At its state-of-the-art, 40,000-sq-ft facility in Nunda, NY, Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc. produces more than 60 different organic products—from almond and cashew butters to clover and wildflower honeys.
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Label makes ketchup stand out

As Traina Foods launches its first retail product, a full-body shrink sleeve label is playing a key role in differentiating it from the competition.
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Packaging comes to East Africa

The first processing and packaging exhibition catering to the entire East Africa macro region takes place when East Afripack unfolds September 9 to 12 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Subscription boxes: the name itself shouts packaging

An emerging form of retailing relies heavily on packaging.
Jim Butschli, Healthcare Packaging Editor
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Time to reevaluate education with an eye on return on investment

For every one occupation requiring a masters degree or higher, there are two professional jobs requiring a university degree. But there are seven jobs—good ones, too—requiring a one-year certificate or two-year degree.
Panel discussion at the HSBC Made For Trade tour.
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Global trade requires advanced manufacturing

Described as a national conversation with leaders in business, government, industry, and academia about the role of global trade in today’s economy, the Made For Trade tour hit Chicago’s Trump Tower July 31.
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Packaging materials: Who 'owns' your co-pack supply chain?

There are three scenarios to manage material purchasing functions in a contract-packaging partnership. Experts in the field discuss best practices and tips to protect the brand as well as manage innovation and profitability.
Lisa M. Shambro
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What happens when suppliers grade customers with Two-Way Scorecards?

Contract manufacturing and packaging of consumer packaged goods (CPG) can be seen as having “been born” about 10 or so years ago.
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Specialization vs. diversification

Contract packaging companies may serve a vital role, but the packaging function is still just a blip in a much larger chain of value creation.
Standing out on shelf was all important as Oxy Bump went retail.
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Packaging takes Oxy Bump retail

Oxy Bump, a nasal spray that uses an infusion of essential plant minerals and oxygenated saline to fight bacteria and allergens while moisturizing nasal tissues, recently went retail in an award-winning package.
U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production. Shown here is the fully automated insertion of a spring into a plastic auto injector component.
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U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production

Consisting of 14 plastic components and three metal parts, the auto injectors are used for the treatment of moderate to severe active psoriasis arthritis.
Secure seal and great shelf impact.
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Packaging sets antacid product apart

With an estimated 25 million people in the United States suffering from heartburn and indigestion daily, Relief OTC™ set out to create a fast-acting liquid antacid to help these consumers.

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