Trends and Issues

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Addressing extractables and leachables

E&L Europe to revisit London this November; new study looks at interactions with pharmaceutical preparation, including the separation of components from an elastomer mixture.
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Andrew Dougherty promoted to PMMI Vice President

PMMI promotes Dougherty to bolster member engagement and recruiting.
Jill Costelow, VP Operations and Supply Chain, Pressed Juicery, LLC
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Women in operations

Jill Costelow, VP Operations and Supply Chain for Pressed Juicery, LLC, a cold-pressed juice company in Fresno, CA, discusses her experiences as a female mechanical engineer in a male-dominated field and suggests ways CPGs and packaging organizations can encourage and support young women to pursue a STEM career.
Eric Greenberg
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GMO foods and labels: many angles, many squabbles

The ongoing debates about genetically modified organisms in food, especially over label statements saying a food lacks GMOs, seem to be everywhere all at once.
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Forecasting the healthcare packaging market from 2015-2025

Visiongain offers prospects for leading companies in over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.
Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth
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Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth

MarketsandMarkets report forecasts tube packaging market to reach $8.63 billion by 2020. Asia-Pacific region expected to grow the fastest in next five years.
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Winners of IoPP scholarships announced

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund.
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Complexity of e-commerce supply chain raises the stakes for manufacturers

With jumps in e-commerce volume and complexity, manufacturers must address challenges in shipping, communicating with third-party retailers, and secondary packaging marketing.
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Ipack-Ima addresses the future of packaging

Speakers at the opening ceremony for the 23rd edition of Ipack-Ima in Milan discuss emerging packaging technologies, including HPP, plant-based materials, and sustainability.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
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Business intelligence is at your fingertips

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Medtronic’s new TAVI system wins DuPont award

DuPont honors medical device manufacturer and Prent for Excellence in Technological Advancement and Enhanced User Experience.
Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin nasal sanitizer to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection
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Packaging partnership ‘delivers’ Nozin® antiseptic

Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection, without antibiotics.
Personal care packaging to exceed $38 billion by 2019.
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Global growth for personal care packaging market

PMMI’s latest study explores personal care packaging trends; PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 deliver solutions.
HealthPack 2016 will be held March 15-17 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.
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Medical device packaging takes center stage at HealthPack

HealthPack 2015 focused on exclusive survey and package design. Meanwhile, HealthPack 2016 venue is established.
This image shows surgical devices in an operating room theater.
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Medtronic employs ethnographic research for new package

HealthPack 2015: Using ethnographic research leads to the development of medical device packaging.
Mark Atwater, Director of Vendor Relations, CARiD.com
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Packaging materials reduce damages for wheel/tire shipments

Mark Atwater, Director of Vendor Relations, CARiD.com, discusses the importance of packaging, and how working with the UPS Package Design and Test Lab reduced parts damage during distribution.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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ISTA’s Advocate Program

The rise of e-commerce and the steady growth of the global marketplace are among the reasons why package design and test protocols need to be reexamined.

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