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Shelf life and salability all hinge on how well fruit boxes like this protect their contents during distribution.
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Opportunities galore in protective packaging

We sent contributing editor Ron Romanik to the March 25-28 TransPack Forum in Orlando for an update on trends and opportunities in protective packaging; here’s his report.
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ColaLife crate
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Medicine kit package helps ColaLife save lives in Zambia

Wedge-shaped anti-diarrhea Kit Yamoyo package ‘piggybacks’ in unused space within CocaCola crates to take advantage of the beverage giant’s global distribution system.
Nulogy’s Tham moderated a lively session with McGee (far left) and Kretschmer. Huessner was also present via Skype video.
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CPG leaders tell co-packers what it takes to win

ConAgra, Florida’s Natural and Mars Canada veterans reveal their tips on how to establish and sustain successful—and mutually profitable—co-packing partnerships.
Cool chain logistics
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Controlled room temperature takes center stage

Sanofi-Aventis speaker points to multiple challenges in shipping medications by air, land, and sea.
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IATA insights on new temperature-sensitive product requirements

Andrea Graf-Gruber of the International Air Transport Assn. addresses the shifting landscape for air carriers.
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Protecting medicines through cold chain distribution

Temperature-controlled distribution involves multiple variables, as discussed here with Geoffrey Glauser, vaccine and therapeutic supply chain contractor and subject-matter expert with Conceptual Mindworks, Inc.
Actavis Sandy for PW
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Actavis supports AmeriCares’ Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Antibiotics, pediatric medicines, and other products part of a nonstop effort that to date has benefited nearly 300,000 victims in NY, NJ, and CT.
Fig. 1: The rise of three business models.
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What many brands don't understand about today's co-packing business

This is not your father's contract packaging industry; Coregistics' CEO Eric Wilhelm explains how evolving business models help brands unlock top-line growth opportunities.
Pack Expo 2012: ISTA announces Responsible Packaging by Design Guide
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Pack Expo 2012: ISTA announces Responsible Packaging by Design Guide

Learn more about the Intl. Safe Transit Assn., its step-by-step process management standard for the design, testing, and qualification of responsible packaging that meets industry, consumer, and regulatory expectations.
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Test standards for transportation and logistics

'Real-world' tests are no match for the latest lab test methods. Brian Stepowany of Bumble Bee Foods and IoPP presents the standards and explains the benefits.

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