Trends and Issues

Shurtape infographic takes an insightful look at the dangers and the often preventable costs associated with using a knife to open a package.
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Examining the costs of damaged goods

Infographic takes an insightful look at the dangers and the often preventable costs associated with using a knife to open a package.
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James Belcher was named the Packaging World Outstanding Senior at Clemson University's Packaging Sciences program for the Fall Semester.
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Outstanding senior at Clemson

The Packaging Science Faculty in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University has nominated James Belcher for the Fall Semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science Award ($500).
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Key implications of FSMA for food packaging suppliers

On Jan. 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law historic food safety legislation— the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Transparency Market Research report says global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019
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Global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019

Transparency Market Research report says growth will be triggered by biologics and other potent injectable drugs, as well as technical advances in prefilled syringe manufacturing and packaging.
Industry leaders praise Senate passage of H.R. 3204 bill with enhanced track-and-trace initiatives for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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GS1, UPS hail Senate passage of H.R. 3204

Industry leaders praise bill with enhanced track-and-trace initiatives for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
U.S. Senate passes H.R. 3204 and sends it to President Obama. Bill would preempt all current serialization and pedigree laws, have impact on compounding.
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Drug Quality and Security Act passes Senate

U.S. Senate passes H.R. 3204 and sends it to President Obama. Bill would preempt all current serialization and pedigree laws, have impact on compounding.
Summit Media Group’s VP Digital & Custom Media Dave Newcorn will present on the topic of the packaging buying cycle at The Packaging Conference 2014, February 3-5 in Orlando, FL.
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Packaging World to present packaging buying cycle research

Summit Media Group’s VP Digital & Custom Media Dave Newcorn will present on the topic of the packaging buying cycle at The Packaging Conference 2014, February 3-5 in Orlando, FL.
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Triangle: VFFS bagger with optional stainless steel doors

The X-Series vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagging machine from Triangle Package Machinery Company now comes with optional, newly-designed stainless steel guard doors to better meet 3A and USDA sanitation standards.
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A resource you should know about: GS1

GS1 US administers bar-code standards, but did you know about all these GS1 education, support, online tools, standards and events?
Wendy Buckley
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Bottles and boxes and jars, oh my!

Approximately 12 million hazardous-materials packages were shipped in 2012 in the United States, but only 0.001 percent of those were found to be leaking in transportation.
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Food label needs both simplification and more detailed rules, some say

The food label is the town square of America. It’s a great place to find out what’s on the minds of American consumers.
Pack Expo International 2014 runs November 2-5.
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Pack Expo Las Vegas breaks records for processing and vertical markets

Final data adds to list of records broken by PMMI’s 10th Las Vegas show
Ipack-Ima is one of six exhibitions to be staged together in Milan in 2015.
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Six events to be staged together in Milan

An extensive program is planned for May 19 to 23 as Ipack-Ima, Fruitech, Intralogistica Italia, Converflex, Grafitalia, and MeatTech will be staged together at Fieramilano in Milan, Italy.
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Five tips for working with suppliers on projects

Here are five tips for working with suppliers on projects.
Making packaging machinery parts, even human organs, from a 3D digital model—by laying down successive layers of materials—could have a profound impact.
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3D printing: Additive manufacturing is a disruptive technology

Making packaging machinery parts, even human organs, from a 3D digital model—by laying down successive layers of materials—could have a profound impact.
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Food Fraud Overview MOOC

Register now for Michigan State University’s next Food Fraud Overview MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
FDA Preventive Risk Cycle
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Using the FDA Preventive Risk Cycle to understand FSMA and GFSI

Compliance with the GFSI standard and the U.S. FSMA regulation find common ground in the continuous loop of a FDA-based six-step cycle, Pack Expo 2013 attendees learned.
Schneider's Canna presents ProAdjust
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Automated changeover for better CIP

Schneider Packaging demonstrates an automated solution for adjusting processes and boosting OEE for new or retrofit applications.

 

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