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PMMI and Koelnmesse GMbH join forces for new U.S. show.
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PMMI and Koelnmesse Announce New U.S. Processing & Packaging Show

The torchbearer in North American processing and packaging trade shows joins forces with the leading producer of nutrition-related trade fairs in Europe and Asia for a new U.S. event.
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Attendees filled the aisles at EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015.
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A successful second EXPO PACK Guadalajara

The sequel surpassed the success of the 2013 original with more attendees and a larger exposition.
Global Data forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth
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Forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, faster FDA product approvals, and millions of previously uninsured people potentially entering the patient pool expected to help drive future pharmaceutical growth.
The PMMI Foundation offers a financial helping hand for students and continuing education.
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PMMI Foundation awards nearly $100K

The next generation of processing and packaging professionals gets a helping hand from PMMI Foundation.
Gerardo Barajas, director of EXPO PACK Guadalajara, opens the show.
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EXPO PACK Guadalajara opens big

The second edition of PMMI’s second Mexican trade show is almost 40 percent larger than its launch in 2013.
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Heavy Duty Dry Vacs Are Now CE Compliant

Independent laboratory tests now certify that EXAIR’s Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ meets the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the European Union that are required to attain the CE mark. The Heavy Duty Dry Vac is a rugged, industrial duty vacuum cleaner that has been engineered to vacuum high volumes of dry materials in less time than ordinary vacs. The wear resistant design is suitable for the clean-up of abrasive materials like steel shot, garnet, metal chips and sand, yet can also be used for general purpose applications.
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Snow and record low temperatures could not keep attendees away from PACK EXPO East.
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PACK EXPO East exceeds expectations

Preliminary numbers confirm success of the first regional PACK EXPO show in the Northeastern U.S.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Good time to be an OEM

Who wouldn’t like what the researchers and prognosticators are saying about growth prospects for packaging machinery?
INDIA PACK 2013. Indian Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Dr. D Purandareswari (center) at the inauguration of India Pac
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Indian packaging industry turnover to reach $32 billion by 2020

With a turnover of $24.6 billion and a growth rate of 13% to 15% annually, the Indian packaging industry is expected to reach $32 billion by 2020. Here’s a look at key facts and drivers.
Eric Greenberg
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BPA good news doesn’t end the story

Publicity always trumps science, as I am fond of saying, so don’t get too excited that the Europeans have said current human exposure to Bisphenol A is safe.
EXPO PACK Mexico celebrates its 30 anniversary June 16-19.
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June brings the 30th edition of EXPO PACK Mexico

The 2015 edition of Latin America’s leading processing and packaging exposition continues a 30-year tradition of convening the industry and delivering innovations in an exciting market.
EXPO PACK Mexico, June 16-19
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EXPO PACK México Celebrates 30 Years

Latin America's leading processing and packaging show enters its third decade of convening the industry and delivering innovations.
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New magazine for OEMs launches this spring.
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Connecting OEMs with components and control suppliers

Coming this spring, industrial controls and components suppliers can connect with packaging and processing OEMs via a new media brand from PMMI Media Group, the publishers of Packaging World and Automation World.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli

Weight-loss product returns to retail markets in tamper-evident packaging.
Anna Miller named Packaging World Outstanding Packaging Science Senior at Clemson for Spring 2015.
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Clemson names award winners Miller and Mrazeck

Clemson University has named two seniors from its packaging program as the winners of two awards for the 2015 Spring semester.
BOTTLE CLEANING. To clean plastic bottles, each blowing nozzle from Bosch ionizes the blowing air, which neutralizes the electro
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Novartis benefits from flexible pharmaceutical filling line

Filling and packaging line in Cairo, Egypt accommodates different products and packaging formats.
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Packaging machinery OEMs, it’s time to think apprenticeships

Though usually we address various aspects of packaging machinery building, programming, networking, and optimizing in this space, there’s another key issue facing anyone who has an interest in automation, and typically it’s referred to as “the skills gap.” Solutions to this looming crisis are beginning to take shape, and no one knows more about them than On The Edge blogger Keith Campbell. Here’s his latest.
Cartons represent the evolution of an idea.
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PACK EXPO East wraps up

A few Philly flurries weren’t enough to keep attendees away from the Philadelphia Convention Center for PMMI’s inaugural PACK EXPO East. Here’s a few observations on some of the things they might have seen on Day Three.

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