Contract packager profile

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Personal best: Doing well by doing good

Dave Shaffer, president and CEO of DePaul Industries, explains how to grow a vibrant CPG contract packaging business while also hiring and training people with developmental disabilities.
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Hot-fill PET container holds 16 oz of barbecue sauce marketed by Old South Foods.
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16-oz hot-fill PET for BBQ sauce

Copacker Old South Foods’ first use of PET delivers glass-like appearance, reduced breakage, and improved filling.
Jamieson Symetix
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Vibratory size grader adds efficiencies for Jamieson Laboratories

Automates removal of broken tablets and fragments upstream of packaging for Canadian maker of vitamins, minerals, and supplements.
Able to accommodate a variety of product viscosities, the system forms, fills, and seals retail-ready, high-seal-integrity pouches in a range of sizes.
Feature Article
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Single-lane vf/f/s machine pounces on pouching challenges

New machine helps contract pouch packager enhance operating efficiencies and expand market opportunities.
By pretty much standardizing on thermal-transfer print-and-apply labelers, Carolina Beverage Group has been able to make a lot if its contract packaging customers happy.
Package Case Study
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Copacker thrives with print-and-apply labelers

Carolina Beverage Group has plenty of expertise in canning energy drinks, teas, and juice-based beverages. Now it’s become something of an expert in print-and-apply labelers, too.
Shortly after HDPE bottles have been unscrambled and oriented on Doppel’s new liquids line, the bottles are inverted and cleaned with a burst of purified air.
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Contract pharma manufacturer invests in both liquid and tube filling

Versatility and higher speeds are the two key benefits enjoyed by this Italian contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical products since two new packaging lines were installed.
Supplier News
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AndersonBrecon addresses global healthcare packaging issues

Repositioned company adds flexibility to U.S. and European contract packaging operations to help meet evolving needs of manufacturers around the globe.
Both heads of the tandem shrink-sleeve labeler have a film accumulation feature that makes it possible to splice in a new roll of film with no interruption to labeling.
Machine Case Study
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‘Do-it-right’ philosophy drives California copacker

Hot brands in the beverage category are driving growth at this California contract bottler, where a new line handles CSD or still beverages in a variety of sizes at 600 bottles/min.
Small-character continuous ink-jet printers apply clear, crisp ID/tracking codes to the honey containers.
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Coding versatility vanquishes packaging waste & downtime

Dutch Gold Honey installs centralized database ink-jet coding network to ensure the right code on the right package at the right time.
Berkeley Contract Packaging has a hands-on COO in Jack Concanon.
Column/Opinion
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Personal best: Lessons learned from both sides of the contract ‘fence’

Berkeley Contract Packaging's Jack Concannon, vice president and chief operating officer, shares his perspectives of a career spent on both brand and contract services sides of the business.

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