The 12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum will provide a new focus when the show runs in Boston Sept. 29-Oct. 3: a shift towards supply chain integrity. This is a photo of Boston's Beacon Hill.
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Cold chain and logistics forum heads to Boston

Sept. 29-Oct. 3 event to shift focus to supply chain integrity as it moves back to 'the center of the life sciences industry.'
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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.’s SmartDose electronic patch injector system technology includes a Daikyo Crystal Zenith® polymer cartridge, a plunger with Flurotec® barrier film, a telescoping plunger rod, and an electronic drive and control system. It has been designed and tested to ensure patient-friendly delivery of high volumes of medication over an extended period of time, and is currently available to support customer clinical studies.
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Designing for the patient journey

Design and packaging of drug delivery products requires insights into the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of patients during the course of treatment.
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Salsa label takes on Texas personality

New packaging for Texas-Texas salsa brand includes enhanced Texas personality with iconic cowboy hat and rope on post, irregular label edge, and spot UV finishes.
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Pasta sauce label puts ingredients front and center

New packaging for the Victoria premium brand of artisanal pasta sauces lists ingredients on the front of the label to highlight the product’s fresh, all-natural ingredients.
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Packaging Hall of Fame nominations welcome

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the Pack Expo family of trade shows, is accepting nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
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Market for IAE expected to show strong growth

The market for industrial automation equipment is expected to show strong growth in 2014, with global revenue reaching $185.3 billion.
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185 projects planned to reduce marine litter

Plastics industry joins together to find solutions to tackle plastics in the marine environment. With 2014 annual progress report comes news of 185 projects.
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Bowser Beer for Dogs mimics longneck beer bottles

A broth-based beverage for dogs, Bowser Beer in 12-oz amber PET bottles is made for ‘beer drinkers and dog lovers who do almost everything with their dogs.’
North Bay Produce’s four-pack of washed and ready-to-eat blueberries.
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New produce packs steal the show

New plastic produce packaging spotted at the United Fresh show encourages snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables and offers new meal solutions.
UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
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Forthcoming CLP regs expected to increase need for child-resistant packaging

UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
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Clinical trial logistics spend to rise

Independent market research study shows that the complexity of new drugs entering clinical development will increase their use of dedicated supply chain providers with temperature control capabilities, on-time delivery, and real-time shipment traceability.
Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions
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Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions

Early study on 3D printing—or additive manufacturing—shows that the technology opens the doors to the “lot of one” model, yet presents some implementation barriers.
DuPont Awards deadline will be February 1, 2015.
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DuPont Awards deadline

Call for Entries for the 27th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will come on November 2, 2014.
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PackML Workshop draws OEMs and CPG companies at TAC

A special component of The Automation Conference in 2014, produced for the third time by Summit Media Group, was a PackML Workshop one day ahead of the conference. The workshop, which was produced in cooperation with OMAC, drew 38 registrants, about half from the Consumer Packaged Goods / end user camp and the other half from packaging machinery OEMs.
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Corrugated industry improves environmental performance

LCA shows a 32% reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2010, attributed to the increased recovery of corrugated for recycling.

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