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TricorBraun licenses IoPP’s online Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course

TricorBraun has become the latest organization to license IoPP’s online Fundamentals, which includes 42 prerecorded, self-directed lessons and 27 hours of learning covering all the major areas of packaging.
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NACD 2013 Packages of the Year announced

Commercial packages in seven categories are rated on factors such as innovation, sustainability, graphics, decoration, and more. A prefilled hummingbird feeder is deemed Best of Show.
TWC uses the Eco Container for its 100% All Natural Protein Powders, in whey protein concentrate and high-performance whey protein isolate varieties, and in a new raw vegan protein formula, in chocolate and vanilla flavors, for Canada.
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Molded-pulp bottle is perfect for protein powder line

Natural health products brand Bodylogix follows in the footsteps of Seventh Generation when it launches an eco-friendly, convention-busting bottle for its protein powders.
Contract Packaging Association President John Riley updated members on current Contract Packaging Association initiatives at the
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Annual meeting re-energizes attendees with a series of 'Power Up!' sessions

We gather at our professional meetings to step out of the office for a few days and be inspired and re-invigorated. There’s also time to relax.
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Industry watch

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2010 NACD awards honor innovation

Twenty-three packages representing a range of industries are lauded by the National Association of Container Distributors.
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Hand sanitizer container takes Best of Show for NACD

An attractive yet functional container for a line of foaming hand sanitizers makes this product stand out on shelf, as well as at home on countertops, ensuring regular use.
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TricorBraun names new Vice President of Information Systems

TricorBraun has named G. Douglas Bolen vice president of information systems.
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Rounded profile bottle signals target audience

Marketers are increasingly embracing distinctive package shapes to help their brands stand out on shelf.
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Awards push sustainability

The 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation honors 10 winners that all carry a sustainable packaging message in their design and construction.
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NACD's best packages highlighted

Activate earns best of show in NACD's 46th annual competition.
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2008/2009 AmeriStar winners revealed

The Institute of Packaging Professionals announces the 2008/2009 AmeriStars.
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INDUSTRY WATCH

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Packages earn NACD awards recognition

NACD Packages of the Year honored this month highlight innovation, sustainability.
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CP initiatives among focus areas of conference at Packaging Summit

Effective strategies for contract packaging will be one focus of this year’s fourth annual Packaging Summit Expo and Conference, sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (www.iopp.org).
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Membership Directory

For in-depth searches on individual members’ capabilities, visit www.contractpackaging.org.
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TricorBraun

Web site lends increased emphasis and visibility to the company's intercontinental presence.
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CP 07: A conference for education and networking

With two days of content-rich sessions, a new, industry-specific conference promises to load up buyers and sellers with ideas for achieving “Success with Contract Packaging.”
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Industry Watch

CompaniesNorwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems announced the formation of a distributor agreement between ITW Ltd.  and Allen Codiergeräte GmbH. The agreement gives the ITW companies exclusive rights to distribute the coding and marking equipment designed and manufactured by Germany-based Allen Codiergeräte to all the regions of the world not served by Allen Codiergeräte.
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CP 07 focuses on maximizing relationships

Event is Sept. 10-12. High-level speakers to examine contract packaging trends from both the buyer and seller perspectives.
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'Unbelievable' teamwork

Behind every good package there’s a team of people involved, and “Project Legoland” was no exception. A core team assembled by Tina Outlaw involved 11 people.
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Indutry Watch

COMPANIES Hueck Foils, LLC was acquired by the Constantia Flexible Packaging Group. Hueck Foils will now be known as Constantia Hueck Foils, LLC.
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Modified Packaging Summit spotlights contract packaging

Changes will integrate former Packaging Services Expo and Containers & Materials Expo. Outsourcing will be one focal point of this year’s conference sessions.
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Amenities put the TLC in hospitality

It’s a $400 million industry for motels through five-star resorts. The flexibility needed to package in-room ‘freebies’ provides insights into contract packagers’ work.
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Web Plus

Enercon Industries Corp.www.enerconind.com/sealingThis new multi-language site allows users from around the world to view information in their own languages. Users can now get product information in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish.
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Supplements switching to PLA bottles

Highland Laboratories (www.highlandvitamins.com) , a Mt. Angel, OR, private-label and contract manufacturer of nutrition supplements, has begun to replace its more than 200 opaque and amber PET bottles used for dietary supplements with similar containers made of polylactic acid (PLA) from NatureWorks LLC (www.natureworksllc.com). PLA is a bioplastic derived from corn.
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Custom branding clears up skincare's packaging

SkinMedica works with structural branding firm to transform its stock packaging look to create structure and design across its product line.
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PLA-Packed Vitamins

This summer, Highland Laboratories, Mt. Angel, OR, began to replace its more than 200 opaque and amber PET bottles used for dietary supplements with similar containers made of polylactic acid from NatureWorks LLC (www.natureworksllc.com).
PET PROJECT. POM Wonderful pomegranate has been introduced in a 48-oz handled bottle for 
consumer convenience using a PET copol
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Polymer advances 'resin-ate' with packaging

Consumer- and technology-driven packaging trends come together at the National Plastics Exposition.
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Packaging Containers & Materials Expo

COMPANY BOOTH3M Security Solutions 1422Acucote Inc 1117Airlite Plastics Co. 1533Alastian 1730Alentuy 1635All-Pak, Inc 1521Alpha Packaging 1510American Excelsior 1435Anchor Packaging, Inc. 1613Arjobex 1439Atlantic Paper Co. 1117Avery Dennison, Engineered Films Division 1625Berry Plastics 1325Brand Protection Alliance 1117The Bottle Crew 1211Captive Plastics 1317Card Pak, Inc. 1226Chick Packaging 1639Closure Manufacturers Association 1504C.L.
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Packaging Services Expo

COMPANY BOOTHAccess Business Group 517 Adalis Corporation 925 AdProps Packaging, Inc 525 Aldelano Packaging Corporation 612 Algus Packaging Inc. 818 All About Packaging 1040 Alliance Packaging Group Inc. 930 Altair Engineering, Inc. 619 Assemblies Unlimited, Inc. 718 Avenues to Independence 712 Barak Business Services 829 Caraustar 1026 CL & D Digital 717 Compact Industries 613Container-Quinn Testing Laboratories, Inc. 726Contract Packaging Association 520Contract Packaging Magazine 320Cosmos Contract Packaging 522Elite Staffing 526Eltrex Industries 511Export Corporation 514First Choice Packaging 626Fluoro-Seal 405Frain Industries 505Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. 413Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin 730Hewlett-Packard 917Hope Network Industries 518Illinois Instruments 817Innovative Systems Group 832Inprax Performance Resources 728Institute de Profesionales Mexico 1706International Safe Transit Associaton (ISTA) 501Integrated Project Management Co Inc (IPM) 407J&J Packaging 506The Jel Sert Company 833Jerrell Packaging 811Kings Express 421Lansmont Testing Services 617Lauraville Specialty Products 625Lawrence Paper Co. 926Loeb Equipment & Appraisal Company 520Misco Products Corp 711Mocon, Inc 827MSW Packaging 725Nice-Pak Products 221Opportunities Inc 835Outlook Group Corp 530Packaging Advantage 421Packaging* Science Center 825Packaging Summit 229Packaging Unlimited 918Paket Corporation 929PIRA International 1034Platinum Packaging 621Portion Pac 318Praxis Packaging Solutions 722Premier Packaging Inc 821Proofing Technologies 935Quality Packaging, Inc 529Quick Pak 512Raflatac Inc 1030Retail Package Design 813Robert’s Packaging 729SGS U.S.
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Exhibitor Listing

Company BoothAccess Business Group 517 Adalis Corporation 925 AdProps Packaging, Inc 525 Aldelano Packaging Corporation 612 Algus Packaging Inc.
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Companies

Kliklok-Woodman and CMD Corp.
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TricorBraun acquires Cal-West

TricorBraun has acquired Cal-West Tool & Mold, a custom designer and manufacturer of blow molds.
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Companies

Serac Inc. purchased Nova-Socimec.
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Rounded oval containers

TricorBraun’s Murano family of rounded ovals includes a tottle as part of the line. An unusual shape at the shoulder and upper portion of the bottle gives it a unique look as well as making it easier to hold for spray and other dispensing applications.
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Companies

Performance Systematix opened a new global headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. The building spans 72ꯠ sq’ of expanded manufacturing and warehouse space.
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Companies

Robert Bosch Verpakkingsmachinenes B.V.
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Companies

DT Packaging Systems, comprising the Lakso, Merrill, Kalish, Swiftpack, and King brands of packaging machinery, will now be called Nova Packaging Systems.
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Companies

Fanuc Robotics America, Inc.
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Companies

CCL Plastic Packaging (Los Angeles, CA) formed an alliance with Weener Plastik Packaging Group (Weener, Germany.) CCL will have exclusive license and distribution rights in the U.S.
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has formed a new service automation div., and named Gary Blankemeyer as vp and gen. ma
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People

Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has formed a new service automation div., and named Gary Blankemeyer as vp and gen. manager. The new div.
LMC Intl. (Elmhurst, IL) appointed John Molinaro to the position of regional sales manager.
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People

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) hired Mark Polivka as the vp of supply chain management.
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Distributors show off creativity

A total of 21 packages in seven categories were honored with awards in the annual NACD competition. Winners in the food category are products of precise engineering.
General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can an
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Other NACD winners cont.

General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can and spout for insulation adhesives; silver to Richards Packaging and Bardahl for a bottle and closure for a custom designed bottle for automotive chemicals; bronze to TricorBraun and Senoret Chemical for a bottle and dispensing closure for a pesticide.
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In Memoriam

Harvey Dushkin, a 20-year veteran of Texberry Container in Houston and a great ambassador not only for the National Assn. of Container Distributors but for the world of packaging at large, died of leukemia in July of 2000.
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Online inventory checks seem "berry" good

Gourmet food manufacturer Rothschild Berry Farms, Urbana, OH, started ordering glass containers and gold colored metal closures for its line of salsa, mustards, and dips in mid-January via TricorBraun’s preferred customer site at www.tricorbraun.com.
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E-commerce-enabled Suppliers

Impaxx (www.impaxx.com), which owns several companies that supply packaging materials and labeling equipment, permits customers to access online proofing, order status and inventory management information.
Search 28,000 containers and closures at TricorBraun.
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Web sites that work

Call it revenge of the brick-and-mortars. As the valuations of business-to-business “dot com” companies deflate over unrealistic expectations, traditional firms—in this case packaging suppliers—continue to roll out useful Web sites that help packaging buyers.
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Achievements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has donated $100ꯠ to the new Paper Industry Intl. Hall of Fame in Appleton, WI.
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Appointments, promotions

Alvey Systems, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Douglas M. Westerman, dir., Central Region; Bruce Bleikamp, account mgr., Major Account Development; Steven Cohron, account mgr., Major Account Development; Hank Kirk, account mgr., Major Account Development.
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Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.
Consumers can refill their Ctrl products by removing the empty jar and snapping in a "reboot," which is topped with a threaded p
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Plugged-in package takes top prize

Sleek and colorful, the computer mouse-like package for a line of “extreme” hair care products nabs NACD’s “Best of Show” honor.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Mebane Packaging Group, Inc. (Mebane, NC). —TricorBraun (St.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

As part of an ongoing consolidation strategy, TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) has acquired Packaging Plus (Valencia, CA).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO): Ed Logue, dir., supplier relations.
Food, bronze
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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New product clearly calls for a tube

When Minneapolis-based Lamaur Corp. added Extra Hold Styling Gel to its Willow Lake® line of hair care products, management wanted to keep the look of the other containers in the Willow Lake line.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) has created the TricorBraun Design and Development Group, an integrated package development and design business with studios in Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA.
Bella Vista has been successful with its organic jams through gourmet food stores, but new filling capacity on the firm?s auto
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New equipment helps jam maker go mainstream

A Michigan manufacturer of organic jams extends product sales beyond gourmet stores and into the supermarket aisles since installing a complete filling line late last year.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

TricorBraun's (St. Louis, MO) Quebec operations, formerly known as the W. Braun Co., have relocated to Granby, Quebec, Canada. The location services local consumer goods mfg.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Tricor Packaging (St. Louis, MO) and W. Braun Co. (Chicago, IL) have consolidated to create TricorBraun (Torrance, CA), a combination design and distribution organization.