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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.
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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.
Spring Glen Foods' MAP chicken.
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PACK EXPO East debuts in Philly

PACK EXPO East, PMMI’s newest show, was launched February 16 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
drupa 2016: May 31 - June 10
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drupa print show goes to three-year cycle

The largest trade fair for print and cross-media now scheduled for 2016, 2019, 2022, and 2025.
PMMI announces launch of PMMI Media Group.
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PMMI announces launch of PMMI Media Group

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announced the launch of PMMI Media Group (PMG) — a market-leading B2B media company with print and digital offerings that produce business intelligence and connect processing and packaging customers with solution providers every day.
Ben Miyares, Packaging Sherpa
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Bans don’t work, but they do prompt change

Over the years, numerous bans have been proposed to address problems blamed on various packaging materials.
INBOUND CARTONS. As cartons visible in the lower right corner are conveyed into a case packer, a camera reads all 100 unique car
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Serialization to meet Turkey’s requirements

A massive serialization project is completed in an impossibly tight timeframe by taking a modular approach across 24 packaging lines and by assembling a tight-knit team.
This guidance document from PMMI's AIOE is all about hygienic machine design.
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AIOE guidance document facilitates hygienic machine design

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded by PMMI in 2011, recently released “One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.”
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Cal Poly program attracts tech startup

Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business has teamed upwith Specright LLC, a packaging specification management startup based in Irvine, CA., to offer part-time work year round to Cal Poly packaging students.
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Distribution environments are critical

Conditions of distribution, including an understanding of logistics and transport modes, can significantly improve the design of primary food packaging.
Eric Greenberg
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Sunscreens: follow FDA specs or get burned

You know what’s great about modern healthcare?
Pharma innovation
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Is a new innovation platform needed for the pharmaceutical industry?

Fastraqq President Dan Balan’s keynote address during the recent PACK EXPO International event in Chicago was an eye-opener.

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