Contract packaging news & trends

Aesica, the global pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has introduced serialization services and initiated commercial production of two anti-allergy product lines for the Chinese market at its Pianezza, Italy site, for a global, multinational client.
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Aesica’s serialization services serve Chinese market

Its Italian finished dose manufacturing and packaging site’s anti-allergy packaging lines actively monitor the integrity and authenticity of products.
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Karl Kretschmer to speak at Webinar
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Mars Canada supply chain alum to give April 23 Webinar on logistics

Kretschmer, supply chain management veteran with more than a quarter-century experience at Mars Canada, will advise logistics pros on how to work efficiently with the brands they serve in this webinar hosted by Nulogy.
HopeGel is a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf-stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
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When returning from a conference, ask yourself: What have you learned?

Like you, I attend many conferences each year. Often, I return from such events with a short-lived sense of urgency to capitalize upon the what I’ve learned and the contacts made.
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New CPA leaders, members, and research fuel new developments

Since the last issue of Contract Packaging, the Contract Packaging Association has been extremely active as the association focuses on member experience and growth. Here are just a handful of CPA’s accomplishments over the past few months.
Colep buys plant in Mexico
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Colep adds Mexican plant to growing global contracting presence

Contract manufacturer/packager of consumer goods adds an aerosol personal care plant in Mexico, adding to global network.
Hearthside Foods, with Ryt-Way, set to change ownership
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Billion-dollar food co-packer to change corporate ownership

A year after being merged with co-packer Ryt-Way Industries, billion-dollar Hearthside Food Solutions sold to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.
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Leading 'last mile' U.S. logistic provider announces acquisition

Port Logistics Group announces its acquisition by Endeavor Capital and Management.
Khoury
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Equity investor eyes contract packaging opportunities

Food and foodservice co-packers seeking a capital infusion may have met their match in CIC Partners' Sam Khoury — literally — at the Contract Packaging Association 2014 Annual Meeting.
First of two Uhlmann UPS4 MT Blister lines up and running at Reed-Lane.
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Mucinex Allergy Tablets co-packed on new Uhlmann blister line

Co-packer Reed-Lane's first launch on a new, enhanced Uhlmann blister line expands Mucinex Allergy tabs' retail presence; another line due this spring.

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