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Employing packaging to energize nutraceuticals

 As functional foods, beverages, and nutritional supplements continue to blend into new categories, companies use packaging to help market innovative new products.
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Industry watch

 
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Alpha Packaging--Missouri Fast Track Award winner

Based on Alpha Packaging’s consistent growth and reinvestment the company is being honored in Kansas City by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry as one of Missouri’s fastest-growing companies over the past several years.
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Bioplastics, bioresins adding new dimensions

 
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Membership Directory

For in-depth searches on individual members’ capabilities, visit www.contractpackaging.org.
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Art meets science at Alpha Packaging

When Alpha Packaging opened a 120,000-sq-ft manufacturing and warehousing facility in early 2007 in Jacksonville, FL, the blow molder of plastic bottles and jars had to consider all the usual issues of designing a functional plant.
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Health and beauty containers

Alpha Packaging has introduced 10 new bottle and jar styles developed for the health and beauty market, in sizes from 2 to 16 oz.
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Industry watch

CompaniesThe Bosch Group plans to acquire Pharmatec gmbh, Dresden, Germany, from Fresenius proserve gmbh. The transaction also includes the acquisition of the Pharmatec subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik gmbh, Ternitz, Austria.
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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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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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Bottle glossary

Alpha Packaging provides a bottle glossary with succinct packaging definitions.
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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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PET bottles for pharmaceuticals

Alpha Packaging offers 100cc and 175cc PET bottles in its line of stock supplement and pharmaceutical packages. The 100cc bottle has a “wide-style” profile with a 129cc overflow, enabling companies to fit up to 120cc of product in the bottle.
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Companies

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