Trends and Issues

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Skincare balm comes in 3D-printed, PLA container

Anita’s Balm founder brings package manufacturing in-house, creating a custom twist-up container resembling a mini amphora jar, made from compostable PLA resin.
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Another look at print-related digital tech and the packaging supply chain

What’s causing SKU proliferation, and what competitive issues are surfacing as print-related digital technologies continue to make inroads into packaging?
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
Column/Opinion
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Navigating FDA recall requirements

A medical device recall by any other name might still stink for your company.
Lovett receives Harris A. Smith Award at Clemson.
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Lovett receives Harris A. Smith Award at Clemson

Darius Lovett was recently named the Fall 2014 recipient of the Harris A. Smith Packaging Science Outstanding Senior Award at Clemson University’s Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences.
Outstanding senior at Clemson for Fall 2014.
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Outstanding senior named at Clemson

Samuel D. McGee has been selected to receive the Packaging World Packaging Science Outstanding Senior award for Fall 2014.
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Glueless cut-and-stack labeling and serialized pharmaceutical pressure-sensitive labeling

Weiler Labeling Systems (WLS), a leader in the design and manufacturing of pressure sensitive labelers is known for its equipment quality and unsurpassed customer service both before and after the sale.
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U.S. demand for rigid bulk packaging to reach $7.3 billion in 2018
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U.S. demand for rigid bulk packaging to reach $7.3 billion in 2018

Manufacturing output activity, insourcing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals all help build a post-recession resurgence, says Freedonia report.

Bioplastic, 3D-printed jar for skin balm

Anita’s Balm founder Anita Redd has engineered and is now manufacturing an intricately designed jar to hold 1 oz of her natural skin remedy, formulated for eczema. The jar is made in-house, using a 3D printer and is constructed of plant-based PLA resin.
Packaging World founding editor Arnie Orloski.
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Packaging World’s founding editor passes away

Arnie Orloski, Jr, who served as Chief Editor behind the 1994 launch of Packaging World, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11. He was 71.
Materials Product Brief
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Rondo-Pak: Multi-media cartons

Innovative cartons harness the power of digital media for point-of-purchase or point-of-use consumer messaging.
Maskaly joins the editorial staff at Healthcare Packaging.
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Summit Media adds to Healthcare Packaging editorial staff

With the recent growing readership of Healthcare Packaging, its companion website, and e-books, Summit Media Group has added its first full-time editor dedicated exclusively to Healthcare Packaging, which covers the life science packaging and logistics marketplace.
Supplier News
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Saddle Creek hires new logistics IT guru

The new CIO brings decades of information technology and logistics experience to the growing 3PL
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Educational opportunities at PACK EXPO Intl.

Infographic highlights the many programs and presentations attendees can take advantage of at PACK EXPO to stay competitive and advance their operations.
Column/Opinion
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A bright future indeed

Four days before the October issue went to the printer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing, announced its intention to acquire Summit Media Group, the media company to which Packaging World belongs. The sale is expected to be completed in late October.
Column/Opinion
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Panning for nuggets in the Pack Expo gold mine

The economy is picking up and packagers are expected to rush into Chicago’s McCormick Place early next month to pan the idea streams and mine the technology veins of Pack Expo in hopes of finding operational gold.
CLEANROOM DOORS. Contract packager PCI found ASI Technologies, Inc.’s doors for cleanrooms appropriate for its Rockford, IL, facility.
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PCI uses technology to gain competitive edge

Pharmaceutical contract packager increases its facility safety and efficiency with technology discovered at Pack Expo.
News
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FPA forecasts steady growth for U.S. flexible packaging

The Flexible Packaging Assn. envisions 2014 growth of 3.8%, for a total of $28.2 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing packaging segments in the U.S.
Carton varieties. The cartoner handles a wide variety of carton sizes, so ease of changeover was a must.
Controls Case Study
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Punched up pita packing

New cartoning technology powered by an advanced electric drives and control solution is paving the way for growth at Milwaukee-based Kangaroo Brands, a rising maker of pita bread products.

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