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Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth
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Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth

MarketsandMarkets report forecasts tube packaging market to reach $8.63 billion by 2020. Asia-Pacific region expected to grow the fastest in next five years.
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Winners of IoPP scholarships announced

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund.
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Complexity of e-commerce supply chain raises the stakes for manufacturers

With jumps in e-commerce volume and complexity, manufacturers must address challenges in shipping, communicating with third-party retailers, and secondary packaging marketing.
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Ipack-Ima addresses the future of packaging

Speakers at the opening ceremony for the 23rd edition of Ipack-Ima in Milan discuss emerging packaging technologies, including HPP, plant-based materials, and sustainability.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
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Business intelligence is at your fingertips

Like anyone who has been in a profession for a long time, I always enjoy participating in something new, something I haven’t encountered before.
STRAIGHTLINE CONFIGURATION. The EnVeo R next-generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System from Medtronic is
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Medtronic’s new TAVI system wins DuPont award

DuPont honors medical device manufacturer and Prent for Excellence in Technological Advancement and Enhanced User Experience.
Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin nasal sanitizer to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection
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Packaging partnership ‘delivers’ Nozin® antiseptic

Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection, without antibiotics.
Personal care packaging to exceed $38 billion by 2019.
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Global growth for personal care packaging market

PMMI’s latest study explores personal care packaging trends; PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 deliver solutions.
HealthPack 2016 will be held March 15-17 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.
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Medical device packaging takes center stage at HealthPack

HealthPack 2015 focused on exclusive survey and package design. Meanwhile, HealthPack 2016 venue is established.
This image shows surgical devices in an operating room theater.
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Medtronic employs ethnographic research for new package

HealthPack 2015: Using ethnographic research leads to the development of medical device packaging.
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Packaging materials reduce damages for wheel/tire shipments

Mark Atwater, Director of Vendor Relations, CARiD.com, discusses the importance of packaging, and how working with the UPS Package Design and Test Lab reduced parts damage during distribution.
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ISTA’s Advocate Program

The rise of e-commerce and the steady growth of the global marketplace are among the reasons why package design and test protocols need to be reexamined.
Total Compensation in 2014
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Earnings, satisfaction rise, reveals 2015 Salary Survey

Average earnings jump 3.54% in 2014 compared with the previous year. Compensation increases for 74% of respondents, with an average bump of 3.7%.
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Automated data collection to boost packaging line OEE

The topic of equipment effectiveness through root cause analysis took center stage at PACK EXPO East in Philadelphia.
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Validation is a useful tool for most disciplines

Because the FDA requires validation of package and process in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, it’s tempting to think that validation is somehow less applicable to other industries.
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Updating nanotech a little

The still-emerging science of nanotechnology is especially relevant to packagers because many early adoptions of this exciting new technology are for packaging and food uses.
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PACK EXPO Welcomes the Center for Trends & Technology Back to Las Vegas

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28–30) welcome back the Center for Trends and Technologies: Improving Production Through Innovation (CTT) (Booth C-4829), sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork Program.

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