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Solutions on tap at Center for Trends & Technologies

Once again the Center for Trends and Technologies will be a terrific educational resource for attendees on the Pack Expo International show floor.
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PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, announced that Gerardo Barajas has been hired as director of EXPO PACK Events. In this new role, Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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PMMI welcomes Gerardo Barajas as EXPO PACK Event Director

Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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Packaging Hall of Fame 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging
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Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging

Flexible Packaging Assn. envisions 2014 growth of 3.8% to $28.2 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing packaging segments in the U.S.
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AIPIA Congress comes to Pack Expo

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Association (AIPIA) will survey the role active and intelligent packaging technology can play in profitability during AIPIA’s Congress (Nov. 2–4) during Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).
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Omega: Manual case aggregation system

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #703! Designed for pharmaceutical companies and contract packagers, Omega Design Corporation’s Intelli-Pac Manual Case Aggregation System for serialized cartons or bottles processes loose or bundled bottles and cartons to integrate layered aggregation technology.
PharmaExpo tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Full conference program announced for Pharma Expo

Tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking for folding carton packaging

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #683, with Korber MediPak! Using mobile technologies such as InvisiMarc (IM) code, imperceptible Digital Watermarks for folding carton packaging from Rondo-Pak provide multi-media customer engagement via smartphones without taking up print space on a package, and brand authentication and anti-counterfeiting strategies as an added layer of protection.
ThermoSafe survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, and continues to rise.
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Revealing the future of the 'cold chain' industry

Survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, a number that continues to rise.
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Should government dictate how healthful our food choices are?

The essence of packaging is product containment. The essence of package labeling is product identification.
Image accompanies the Cool new portion packs item.
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Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions and PW–report from interpack

New biopolymers, anti-counterfeiting breakthroughs, linerless labels, rotary aseptic filling, thermoformable paper—these were just a few of the innovations we found at interpack.
BOTTLE TRACKER. As bottles travel up to the BottleTracker by conveyor, an outsert machine applies a topsert on top of the bottles. This is a folded leaflet applied to the top of each bottle that contains information related to the product.
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Apace sets the pace in pharmaceutical serialization implementation

Contract packager sees investment in serialization on its bottling and blister thermoform/fill/seal lines as an opportunity to gain business and a competitive edge.
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Poison packaging is an ongoing process

If you take a quick glance through the list of household products the law requires to have child-resistant packaging, you might think you’re looking at a game where the object is to make a list on which each thing has the least imaginable connection to the thing before it: aspirin, furniture polish, methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen), controlled drugs, and so on.
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Healthcare Packaging named exclusive media partner of HealthPack 2015

Kellen Company announces that it has selected Healthcare Packaging (HCP) magazine as the exclusive media partner of its HealthPack 2015 conference, which is produced for professionals involved in the packaging of medical devices.
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Cans bring nourishment to Guatemala's children

On countless forays north on I-90 out of Chicago, I’ve peered out the window at the Hormel plant in Beloit, WI, and chuckled at the giant storage tank masquerading as the world’s biggest can of chili beans. Now I have another can to think about when I drive by that plant: Spammy.
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Packaging comes to East Africa

The first processing and packaging exhibition catering to the entire East Africa macro region takes place when East Afripack unfolds September 9 to 12 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Panel discussion at the HSBC Made For Trade tour.
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Global trade requires advanced manufacturing

Described as a national conversation with leaders in business, government, industry, and academia about the role of global trade in today’s economy, the Made For Trade tour hit Chicago’s Trump Tower July 31.
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Intelligrated: 

E-learning modules provide training

Designed by OSHA-authorized and PMMI-certified instructors, Intelligrated’s new I-Campus learning management system is an e-learning program covering occupational safety, Intelligrated equipment and general maintenance training.

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