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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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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.
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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.
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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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