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CCL invests in Mexico labeling and tube extrusion facility...

"We see Latin America as an increasingly important geographic growth region for our customers in the consumer products business," says spokesperson.Source: Canadian Plastics.com
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Kraft seeks packaging ideas...

This past May, the $34 billion food and beverage giant launched its Innovate With Kraft program, offering the public a venue to submit ideas for tasty new products, unique packaging ideas or innovative business processes or systems.
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International Paper sells Brazilian coated paper...

business to Storo Enso for 400 million dollars. IP is not abandoning Brazil, but concentrating on uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging worlwide.Source: Memphis Business Journal
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Tetra targets China...

To meet the "explosion" in milk consumption, Sweden's Tetra Pak will double capacity in Beijing. Packaging giant says they cannot maintain 26 percent growth per year as in past, expecting market to stabalize at 15 percent growth per year!Source: Food Production Daily
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Pharma packaging in India on high growth path...

Fueled by growth in worldwide demand for pharmaceuticals, packaging thrives. Materials include various types of glass, pet bottles, strip and blister packs, injectables and ampoules. With pharma companies mostly concentrated in the western region of the country, the packaging industry generates about 80 percent of the total revenue from there.Source: Hindu Business Line
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Cocaine drink causes stir in Australia...

A new beverage called Cocaine has hit the market in Australia and has created quite a stir in the consumer press.
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Sainsbury introduces green packaging...

UK based supermarket puts 500 products, ready meals and organic produce, in compostable packaging.
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Also in the United Kingdom, packaging future could well be in the compost pile...

The future isn't now, according to some in the United Kingdom recyclable packaging industry.
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Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007

Presenters from Merck, Schering-Plough, and Cardinal Health will help launch the Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007, scheduled at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia Thursday, March 29, 2007.
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Fda Enforcement Stats Tell A Story, But What Is It?

Enforcement statistics, such as data on Warning Letters, recalls, seizures, and injunctions, can appear to support multiple trends at once.”
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Pedigree paralysis no more

FDA mandate for secondary wholesalers may help drive RFID into drug distribution chain.
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Virus as food additive...

The FDA approved the first ever bacteria killing virus to be sprayed on meats prior to packaging.
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Also in China, cold chain begs improvement...

Serious problems exist in the processing, packaging and transportation of perishable goods in China.
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China brands not known worldwide...

A new survey of almost 3,000 business people from more than 40 countries attending a China Export Commodity Fair, said that while they may recognize the names of Chinese companies, they are unfamiliar with the brands they produce.
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Indian drug firms file most DMFs in U.S. ...

Indian pharma companies filed the largest number of drug master filings (DMFs) with the FDA in the April-June 2006 quarter, accounting for almost 42 percent of filings.
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Water made "fun" for kids...

In an era where sugary drinks are under attack, Nestle' Waters North America introduces Aquapod in a fun bubble-shaped bottle.
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South African and Indian firms win aids drug license...

Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa, and Emcure Pharmaceuticals, India, have won a royalty-free licence agreement for the generic of Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMS) antiretroviral drug Atazanavir, which earned BMS $696 million in sales in the US last year.

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