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How migration occurs
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The need for low migration packaging...and compliance

The definition, science and compliance requirements for low migration packaging are evolving to meet the needs of food brands and consumers, says one supplier's regulatory compliance chief.
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Tracy Stout is named Vice President of Marketing and Communications at PMMI.
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PMMI welcomes VP, Marketing & Communications

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to welcome Tracy Stout to the staff as Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
R&D veteran Blake Hutzley, technical advisor, Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA),
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What's the secret to innovation?

One big-brand R&D veteran told a PACK EXPO audience the secret, in the form of his Three Cs. But first, he related a personal tale of all-too-common R&D woe to an empathetic group of nodding heads...
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Gluing the virtual seams

It doesn’t matter whether the little black boxes of your supply chain are owned by a single company or spread across a network of outsourcing partners.
DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Medtronic speakers highlight HealthPack 2015
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DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Medtronic speakers highlight HealthPack 2015

Topics to be covered March 3-5, in Virginia Beach will include technology for manufacturing innovation, package design, sealing process validation, and a local operating nurse panel.
Schlegel presents status of guidelines for Factory Acceptance Tests
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Best practices for Factory Acceptance Testing to emerge in 2015

Will packaging and other machines be easier and more cost-effective to purchase and install in the future? More than 100 consumer packaged goods companies and 25 of their vendors are working with AIOE on new guidelines that could help make it happen.
The Amazing Packaging Race contestants.
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Winners of Amazing Packaging Race announced

The largest Amazing Packaging Race ever took over the PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 show floor on the last day, and five students from Team Five outlasted 27 other teams to win new iPads, courtesy of contest sponsor ASCO Numatics.
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Key trends at PACK EXPO 2014

Life style, sustainability, food safety, design, and convenience were the front-and-center trends at PACK EXPO 2014, says Tetra Pak's Suley Muratoglu.
Line of the Year Award presentation at Pack Expo 2014.
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Line of the Year Award

PMMI President Chuck Yuska (right) presented the PMMI Packaging Line of the Year Award to Big Heart Pet Brands at the booth of Kliklok-Woodman, the machinery builder that nominated Big Heart for the award.
Following their presentation on 3D printing/additive manufacturing, Carl Dekker, President of Met-L-Flo, and Don Smith Manager Engineering Technology Resources at Baxter Healthcare Corp. (left), respond to audience inquiries.
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Practical packaging applications for additive manufacturing

PACK EXPO presentation suggests 3D printing technology can deliver many positive packaging uses.
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PMMI completes purchase of Summit Media Group, Inc.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has purchased Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging.
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Bergmann and Pittas promoted at PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to announce the promotion of two staff members, Katie Bergmann and Jim Pittas, to senior vice president.
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Food Contact Substance

We in the packaging industry have gotten fairly accustomed to the regulations covering packaging for food and drugs because the FDA is the regulatory body in the U.S. that covers the majority of food packaging issues.
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An interesting rulemaking, if you like that sort of thing

In today’s column, I try to persuade you that the way FDA has lately been making regulations is unusual, surprising, and interesting.
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Broader skill sets: the new face of the packaging professional?

Mike Marcinkowski, a packaging engineer at Gillette, explained in a recent IoPP webinar how the company reduced the packaging structures for its Venus brand of women’s razors from nine to two.
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The first Las Vegas show

Continuing our stroll down memory lane as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we look at our August 1995 issue’s coverage of that brand new PMMI packaging show in Vegas.
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Packaging Scholarship announced

Michigan State’s School of Packaging was the first of its kind, and now it’s been named the recipient of the 2015 Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship.
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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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