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AIP/IoPP partnership elevates CPP certification

The Certified Packaging Professional designation will become the leading mark of excellence internationally and a must-have recognition of industry proficiency and achievement for packaging professionals under a new partnership announced by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) in the U.S. and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).
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Contract Packaging Association offers technical scholarship

CPA, in partnership with IoPP, announces a $2,500 scholarship to a student specializing in packaging machinery or systems.
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Salary Survey forecast is partly cloudy

IoPP’s 2014 Salary Survey reveals a slight retreat in salaries, yet with clear optimism for this year and for long-term packaging careers.
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Are medical device manufacturers overwhelmed with standards?

Medical device standards and regulations generate discussion at HealthPack 2014’s opening day.
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IoPP announces new online course

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has announced the launch of Packaging360 Leadership, a new advanced-level, online course in cooperation with management consultancy Fastraqq Corp.
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Let's close the skills gap

Manufacturing jobs across the country are unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers, and this situation will only grow more problematic as the baby boomers retire. It’s time to take action.
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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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Connecting to consumers with OTC packaging

Bayer and Aleve serve as examples that satisfy consumers. Packaging needs to appeal to the 4 Es.
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Berlin Packaging licenses IoPP’s Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course

IoPP is providing its Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course to Berlin Packaging with a secure, co-branded online portal that contains the company’s customized course catalog.
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The 2013 Salary Survey reveals skinny pay hikes + job security

Packaging pros saw a 3.49% average pay increase in 2012 compared to 2011, with job security and job prospects strong, according to respondents to the 2013 Institute of Packaging Professionals/Packaging World Salary Survey.
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IoPP AmeriStar Awards to highlight EastPack

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) announced today that this year's winners of the AmeriStar Package Awards Competition will be honored during a ceremony at the June 18-20 EastPack conference and exposition in Philadelphia.
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IoPP licenses online Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course to Kenya, neighboring countries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals-U.S. has signed an agreement with the Institute of Packaging Professionals-Kenya to license its new Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course and make the comprehensive packaging training program available to IoPP members in Kenya, and other countries in the region.
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Weigh in on your combination product packaging challenges

Subcommittee to meet at HealthPack in Louisville to address issues related to packaging of drug, medical device, and biologic combinations.
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How to prevent food labeling mixups

The top source of food recalls can be prevented in the plant with proper attention to mislabeling and mixed labeling.
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Contract packaging sessions at Pack Expo

IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center hosts kitting, supply chain sessions by the Contract Packaging Association.
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IoPP seeking presentations for Pack Expo

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is putting out a call for presentations for its Packaging Learning Center conference at Pack Expo 2012.
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Rising responsibilities, rising salaries

Looking at the economy’s impact on packaging careers, an exclusive 2011 IoPP/Packaging World survey finds incomes continue to climb as the workforce is stretched to its limit.
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IoPP’s new online learning platform

There’s a growing demand for education on one’s own time, at one’s own pace, and from whatever location one chooses.
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IoPP's Environmental Packaging Guidelines

Now in the IoPP Bookstore is Environmental Packaging Guidelines, which discusses in detail all the tools needed to develop and manage a successful sustainable packaging program.
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IoPP management firm gets new owner

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), National Association of Container Distributors and Contract Packaging Association move under a new umbrella with the acquisition of their management company, Landon, Farrey & Associates, Inc. (LF&A), Naperville, IL, by Kellen Co., New York, NY.
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Colin Powell among the Pack Expo highlights

Pack Expo Las Vegas , a comprehensive resource for packaging and processing professionals alike, runs September 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Packaging salaries come up 'smelling like a rose'

An exclusive 2010 IoPP/Packaging World Salary Survey shows packaging incomes rose compared to 2009, with optimistic views on job satisfaction and job security.
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Innovation, eye tracking on tap at IoPP conference

This year’s IoPP Packaging & Leadership Conference, presented by the Institute of Packaging Professionals, will offer many sectors of the packaging industry the latest information on packaging innovations and trends.
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Focusing on food safety

Wynn Wiksell, manager of packaging QRO at General Mills, and chairman of the Food Safety Alliance for Packaging (FSAP), offers an update on the HACCP models for packaging materials.
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Understand your outsourcing options

With so many outsourcing options available, understanding them clearly is critical to leveraging them to further your organizational objectives.
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One powerful show indeed

Pack Expo International 2010, the largest packaging and processing event in the world this year, comes to Chicago’s McCormick Place October 31- November 3.
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Combination product packaging task group forming

IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee’s new task group plans to explore combination product packaging issues. Your input is welcomed…
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WPO--a crucial participant in the global packaging community

The World Packaging Organization was founded in 1968 on the occasion of the second Japanese International Packaging Exhibition.
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IoPP scholarship winners announced

Academic scholarships for 2010-2011 were awarded to four students who are headed for a career in packaging.
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Packaging Summit to address topics across the value chain

If you are a contract packager or responsible for contract packaging services for your brand, and have responsibility for anything from concept to shelf, Packaging Summit 2010 is for you.
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Economy aside, packaging salaries thrive

Yes, there were layoffs, job security worries, and fewer bonuses, but this IoPP/Packaging World salary survey reveals that packaging incomes stood up to 2009’s economic gut punch.
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FSAP's model HACCP plans

 
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HACCP advice for packaging makers

When the subject is HACCP, what’s a maker of food packaging to do?
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Six packaging automation trends to watch in 2010

I know the year is already a little long in the tooth for New Year’s predictions; most people get those out of the way much earlier than January 15.
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When it comes to food safety, perception is reality

It’s no secret that food safety is a hot-button issue these days.
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Hall of fame is enhanced

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association has announced that Pat Helm, Mark Jacobson, Dwight Schmidt, James E. Scott, and Dennis Young will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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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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Survey methodology

 
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Packaging salaries rise despite economic recession

An exclusive IoPP/Packaging World survey reveals that average 2008 total compensation tops $100,000. Advancement opportunities, economic factors challenge packaging pros.
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A salary survey that sparkles

I’m sure you noticed a special luster on this month’s cover.
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Anti-counterfeit strategy needs interdisciplinary approach

To develop and implement successful anti-counterfeit strategies, you need more than good technology.
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International Delight receives 2009 AmeriStar

Coffee creamer container earns award for package design and functionality. 
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IoPP names new executive director

Edwin (Ed) Landon, Executive Director of the Institute of Packaging Professionals since 2001, has announced his retirement from that position effective June 30, 2009. Patrick (Pat) Farrey has been named as his successor.
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Lighter Side of Packaging: An Uplifting Experience

Thanks to all of you who shared your stories in a recent survey. It turns out the packaging world is even quirkier than we thought.
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AmeriStar package competition call for entries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) announced its call for entries for its 2008/2009 AmeriStar Package Competition, which honors the best packages of the year selected from 15 categories.
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Five join Hall of Fame

Induction for Goodman, Lowery, Allen, Miyares, Nord, and Schueneman set for Pack Expo Intl.
The Sustainable Packaging Forum grapples with the challenges of sustainability and identifies directions, enabling technologies
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ELAU addresses machinery at Sustainable Packaging Forum

It’s far too easy to forget the critical role of packaging machinery to achieve sustainability initiatives. Is there a collaboration gap?
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IoPP AmeriStar call for entries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals opens the 2008/2009 AmeriStar Package Competition.
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Experts analyze medical device packaging market

Global packaging standards, 11607 packaging compliance, accelerated aging, package failure analyses, and tips for working with consultants were among the key discussion points at the recent MD&M (Medical Design & Manufacturing) West Conference.
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Packaging--get beyond the box first!

For packaging to have a seat at the executive dinner table, it has to grow up.
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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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WorldStars recognize winners globally

The World Packaging Organisation announces 166 winners worldwide, from Austria to Zimbabwe.
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Association Index

A useful directory of packaging and related associations that will help in your journey to sustainable packaging.
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Put TBL at the center of the business agenda

When the Triple Bottom Line is viewed as the cornerstone of corporate behavior, sustainable packaging solutions deliver game-changing wins.
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New course on sustainable packaging launched by SPC

After a year in development, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) launch this month a new two-day course covering the fundamentals of sustainable packaging.
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Steps to sustainability begin with packaging optimization

Environmental, social, and economic concerns keep sustainability at the forefront of business operations.
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Finding the right external adviser

Outside experts exist to help create a win-win situation for all parties involved by validating what’s working and bringing new ideas to improve existing problems. Compliance with new regulations becomes less complicated with guidance from industry experts.
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U.S. packaging student winners tour Italy

In June, eight U.S. packaging students visited Pharmintech 2007 (www.pharmintech.com) and
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2007 AmeriStar competition opens

IoPP welcomes entries for its AmeriStar package competition, which honors the best packages of the year selected from 15 categories.
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HP focuses on materials innovation and design for recyclability

Early in February, Hewlett-Packard Company’s Imaging and Printing Supplies business made an announcement that would be the envy of any organization committed to both sustainable practices and a healthy bottom line.
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Don't let your assets become your innovation liability

Let’s face it—innovation is all the rage, and packaging is proving to be the new frontier. The proliferation of channel surfing, web browsing, and shortened attention spans in general have diminished advertising’s effectiveness. Not surprisingly, brands have come to rely more heavily on the package to make the sale.
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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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Annual meeting emphasizes strategy

The Contract Packaging Association’s just-concluded annual meeting in Tucson, AZ, explored the many challenges facing companies as opportunities for contract packaging and services grow and expand. The meeting provided time to share ideas with peers while exploring strategies for solutions.
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Hall of Packaging Excellence spotlights AmeriStar, WorldStar winners

On the following pages, we present a sampling of the cutting-edge packages that will be on display at this year’s Packaging Summit.
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Packaging Summit matures as integrated event

Expo and conference to spotlight innovation, sustainability, co-packing, and global issues. AmeriStar awards reception and WPO meeting and ceremony join the 2007 lineup.
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HP Focuses on Materials Innovation and Design for Recyclability

Early in February, Hewlett-Packard Company's Imaging and Printing Supplies business made an announcement that would be the envy of any organization committed to both sustainable practices and a healthy bottom line.
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Noteworthy Items Gleaned From World News

    * According to Reuter's news service, leading U.K. retailer Marks and Spencer will spend more than $390 million over the next five years to make sure its packaging and clothing will be biodegradable or compostable and that none of its waste will be dumped in landfill sites. The company said it will label all products on its grocery shelves that have been flown in from growers and will begin a trial using food waste to power its stores—aiming to become carbon neutral by 2012. For more information...
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Packaging Summit Expo and Conference focuses on critical packaging actions

The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference – taking place May 15-17, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) – includes a conference program focused on packaging innovation, sustainability, global impact and outsourcing.
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Packaging Summit Expo and Conference focuses on critical packaging actions

The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference – taking place May 15-17, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) – includes a conference program focused on packaging innovation, sustainability, global impact and outsourcing.
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IoPP tackles sustainable packaging

About 100 people braved the lake-effect snow of Southwest Michigan January 25 to attend the first meeting of the Institute of Packaging Professionals Sustainable Packaging Task Group.
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Conference To Focus On Innovation And Sustainability

The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference, sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), will take place May 15-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The event will focus on sustainability solutions for day-to-day implementation on materials and packages, and how to develop and implement innovative projects. Current developments in materials and containers, as well as contract packaging services, will also be discussed. To register, visit www.pkgsummit.com, or contact Don Browne at 262/782-1900, or e-mail him at don@pkgsummit.com.
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Packaging Summit Expo and Conference focuses on critical packaging actions

The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference – taking place May 15-17, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, and sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) – includes a conference program focused on packaging innovation, sustainability, global impact and outsourcing.
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Packaging Summit Expo and Conference focuses on critical packaging actions

The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference – taking place May 15-17, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) – includes a conference program focused on packaging innovation, sustainability, global impact and outsourcing. 
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IoPP forms sustainable packaging task group

As this issue went to press, the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ (IoPP) newly formed Sustainable Packaging Task Group was scheduled to hold its first meeting in Holland, MI, at Herman Miller, manufacturer of office, home, and healthcare furniture. Visit www.iopp.org/sp for details.
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IoPP tackles sustainable packaging

About 100 people braved the lake effect snow of Southwest Michigan January 25 to attend the first meeting of the IoPP Sustainable Packaging Task Group.
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Packaging Summit Expo and Conference focuses on contract packaging solutions, sustainability

The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference – taking place May 15-17, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) – specializes in contract packaging solutions as well as containers and materials innovations – 92% of the packaging business that influences you.
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Packaging Summit Expo and Conference focuses on packaging materials innovation and sustainability

The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference – taking place May 15-17, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) – specializes in containers and materials innovations, as well as contract packaging and packaging services – 92% of the packaging business that influences you.
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Making market research work for you

“No matter what the direction, market research can show packagers how to deliver success, cost-savings, or bigger market share.”
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Packaging Summit Expo and Conference coming to the U.S.

For the first time in more than a decade, the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) will hold its World Packaging Conference in the United States.
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The business of packaging...a global perspective

“By 2050, according to a PIRA report, China will be the world's largest economy. India and the U.S. will be tied for second.”
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IoPP forms Sustainable Packaging Task Group

The newly formed group will meet in late January.
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Gauging the power of packaging innovation

Marketers are increasingly recognizing the power of packaging innovation. They are recognizing that unique packaging structures can differentiate brands from the competition and help to justify price premiums. However, new packaging systems often involve significant investment in new production processes and additional materials.
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Industry Watch

COMPANIES:Hassia USA combined all of its sales and service organizations under the new corporate name, IWKA Packaging USA.
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Honoring the 2006 Hall of Fame inductees

Four outstanding packaging professionals will be inducted into the 2006 Packaging Hall of Fame™ during ceremonies at the Hyatt McCormick Hotel immediately after the close of Pack Expo International 2006 on Tuesday, October 31.Packaging Hall of Fame nominees are reviewed and inductees selected by a commission made up of representatives from various sectors of the packaging community. Tickets for the induction ceremony are available for $50 and can be purchased at www.pmmi.org/tickets.asp.
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Packaging in India: "It's more than packs. It's package engineering."

In India, the retail boom has just started and is catching on rapidly across the east, west, south, and north zones. At the beginning of this decade, organised retailing accounted for a mere $US 2.9 billion, just 1.25% of the estimated total retail market. By 2010, it is estimated to be a $US 33-billion industry. The retail sector in India is expected to grow by 20% each year in the next 10 years.
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AmeriStar Package Competition call for entries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) announced its call for entries for its 2007 AmeriStar Package Competition,
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Iopp Announces Ameristar Competition Call For Entries

October 6 is the early deadline for entries into the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ (www.iopp.org) 2006 AmeriStar Package Competition.
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Six Essentials To Managing Packaging Innovation

“Your goal as a packaging professional is to develop innovative packaging solutions that empower the developers to provide new product offerings.”
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Defending Innovative Packaging From 'Flattery by Imitation'

“Copycats aim to neutralize any marketplace advantage promised by innovative packaging.”
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Packaging industry mourns loss of Mark Garvey

Mark Garvey, president and owner of Garvey Corporation, Blue Anchor, NJ, died Monday May 15th at the age of 55.
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Greenberg joins <i>Packaging World</i>

March 17 marked not only St. Patrick's day but also the first visit to Packaging World's offices by our new legal columnist Eric Greenberg.
ELAU's John Kowal shares examples of innovative package designs and the machinery to run them at PMMI's Partners in Packaging ev
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Machinery's growing role in package innovation

At PMMI Partners in Packaging event, packaging machinery automation supplier ELAU presents examples of innovative packages and the machines that made them commercially viable.
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RFID Tribe talk

Mark Johnson, president of the industry group RFID Tribe, talks about its past, present, and future, and what’s in it for packagers.
Norden Pac's EEC presentation described advanced cartoning functionalities and highlighted the ELAU PacDrive automation system a
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EEC forum reports lean, integrated and robotic trends

The Eastern Equipment Committee’s revamped annual forum features such notables as Changeover.com expert John Henry, mechatronic machinery developer Norden Pac and packaging automation innovator ELAU.
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Be Effective with Global Packaging: Plan Early, Develop Domestically

Too many packaging professionals know first-hand about the lack of package development strategy. When product launches are rushed, product managers may bring us a hurry-up assignment: “Find something to package it in.”Often, last minute packaging development and product launches come off smoothly.
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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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The Packaging Summit Conference 2006

Where packaging’s leaders come together™
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Packaging Summit: three events under one roof

The contract packaging-focused Packaging Services Expo is joined by Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference May 16-18 in Rosemont, IL.
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Packaging Summit's focal point: the Hall of Packaging Excellence

An extensive display of the past year’s best new packages will demonstrate what the results can be when education meets inspiration.
ELAU has become one of the first to join PMMI in the new Supplier Member category.
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ELAU, the world's only automation supplier with its total focus on packaging, is among the fir

Having demonstrated overwhelming commitment to the global packaging machinery industry, ELAU is proud to earn the privilege of the new Supplier Member category in “the most effective advocate organization among North American manufacturing industries today.”
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Packaging services expo a focal point of multifaceted show

This year, the contract packaging-focused expo will run concurrently with Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference.
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Agenda at-a-glance

TUESDAY, MAY 16RECASTING THE ROLE OF PACKAGING INNOVATION8:45 a.m. Packaging’s New Role Raises its Standing in the Value ChainJim Peters, Director of Education, IoPP9:25 a.m.
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RFID Tribe's chief speaks

Mark Johnson of the industry group RFID Tribe talks about its past, present, and future, and what's in it for packagers.
The average respondent is about 40 years old.  Male respondents are on average four years older than female respondents.
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IoPP 2005 salary survey revealed

See how you stack up in experience, education, and of course salary with your packaging industry counterparts.
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The wrap-up: Surprising packaging

Unexpected pairings of product and package raise editors' and consumers' awareness.
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Business Savvy Behind Sustainable Packaging

We are moving today to a new level of social and environmental responsibility for packaging. The buzz words “sustainable packaging” describe that goal. Getting there requires us to adopt new strategies and action plans.
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Packaging Summit Conference set for mid-May

The Packaging Summit Conference, developed in cooperation with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), is scheduled for May 16 - 18 at the Donald E.
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Broadening perspectives

As we begin the new year, Packaging World will begin a new format for this space that will offer a much wider look at packaging issues than ever before.
In addition to moderator Pat Reynolds, editor of Packaging World magazine, participants on the IoPP packaging machinery technici
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What new skills do technicians need to maintain today's packaging machines?

Minnesota Chapter IoPP event draws expert participants from General Mills, Douglas Machine, ELAU, Packaging World and Alexandria Technical College.
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What is missing in packaging education

Learning how packaging is produced—the machinery side of the equation—is painfully lacking in packaging education.
Packaging Services Expo debuted with 105 exhibitors and 1,500 attendees in May 2005 in Rosemont, IL. Attendees included represen
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Three events, one-stop 'shopping'

On the heels of a successful Packaging Services Expo 2005, next year’s version will run side-by-side with two new events—Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference.
Packaging Services Expo 2005 provided buyers and sellers of contract packaging services a focused marketplace in which to intera
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Three Events, One-Stop 'Shopping'

On the heels of a successful Packaging Services Expo 2005, next year’s version will run side-by-side with two new events—Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference.
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2005 IoPP AmeriStars bestowed

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) announced in early August its 2005 AmeriStar Award winners.
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Tarsus announces two new packaging events

Tarsus Group plc, in cooperation with Landon, Farrey & Associates, has launched two new packaging events: The Packaging Summit Conference, and Packaging Containers & Materials Expo.
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Packaging Hall of Fame commission members announced

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute selected ten packaging professionals to sit on the Packaging Hall of Fame Commission.
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IoPP AmeriStar Awards entry deadline extended

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) AmeriStar Packaging Awards Entry Deadline has been extended to June 15, 2005.
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Exhibitor Listing (sidebar)

EXHIBITOR BOOTH #3M Global Packaging Services 319Accel, Inc. 512Access Business Group 519Accurate Products 334Adalis Packaging Solutions Group 522AdProps 223Aldelano Packaging Corporation 713Algus Packaging 127Alliance Packaging 231American Blending & Filling 419Apex Intl. 623Assemblies Unlimited 114Cano Packaging 130Capital Adhesives 609CARC Industries 234Chicago Glue Machine & Supply Company, Inc. 207CL&D Digital 128Cloud Packaging Solutions 129CMC Americas 507Colbert Packaging 707Compact Industries 530Container-Quinn Testing Laboratories, Inc. 528Contract Packaging Association 806Contract Packaging Magazine 709Corporate Support, Inc. 429CPC (Cosmetic/Personal Care Packaging) Magazine 228DDL, Inc. 415EMPAC Group 435Export Corporation 615Frain Industries 213Friendship Industries Inc. 136Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. 730Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin 613Healthcare Packaging 709Hope Network Industries 414Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) 427International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 635Jerrell Packaging, LLC 235Lansmont Corporation 226Lauraville Specialty Products 619Loveshaw 534Market Resource Packaging LLC 326Misco Products Corporation 113MSW Packaging 407Olmarc Packaging 318Onyx Capital Ventures 720Opportunity Medical 208Package Design Magazine 229Packaging Unlimited 727Packaging World 709Packaging* Science Center 526Paket Corporation 322Panef Corporation 413PDI (Packaging Division Industries) 718Peacock Engineering 313Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News 228Piknik Products Company 720Platinum Packaging Incorporated 607Portion Pac 631Praxis Packaging Solutions 327Premier Packaging, Inc. 513QTS Packaging Solutions 132Quality Packaging Specialists, Inc. 726Quality Packaging, Inc. 514Quick Pak 412Robert’s Packaging 227Rock-Tenn Company 616SC Plastics 219SCA Packaging, Consumer Products Division 808Schmid & Son Packaging 132SGS U.S.
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Packaging Services Expo makes its debut

Contract packaging and services is what it's all about come May 10-12 when the inaugural version of Packaging Services Expo 2005 comes to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
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PACKAGING SERVICES EXPO makes its debut

Contract packaging and services is what it's all about come May 10-12 when the inaugural version of Packaging Services Expo 2005 comes to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Pouch, sachet, stick pack and other popular packaging processes are covered in the Flexible Packaging Conference paper "What a F
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What a package designer should know about packaging machinery

At the Flexible Packaging Conference 2005, ELAU’s John Kowal helps packagers coordinate great package designs with the right machinery to run the packages efficiently.
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Reality refreshes IoPP's RFID meeting

The Institute of Packaging Professionals’ Wisconsin Chapter meeting in February informed attendees that RFID’s potential is enormous, but it’s not likely a packaging panacea.
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UW-Stout to host annual Jamboree

The University of Wisconsin-Stout will host the 2005 IoPP Student Chapter Jamboree entitled, “The Magic of Packaging,” from April 7-9.
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Dimensions.05 delivers for packaging pros

Manufacturers, distributors, packaging suppliers, and testing laboratories should not miss Dimensions.05, The International Forum on Transport Packaging.
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Speedier changeovers

Quick changeover expert John Henry provided actionable advice during last week’s Web seminar sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
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Measuring bumps in the road to China

Data collection devices mounted on trucks in China starting in August 2004 are already drawing interest from major U.S. packaged goods companies. Here’s a look at the results and implications of the original China Project.
The OMAC Packaging Workgroup has developed Guidelines based on international standards being adopted by packaging machinery buil
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Packagers to benefit from ISA--OMAC merger

ELAU, with ties to ISA and OMAC, already sees a convergence in the Make2Pack initiative, integrating best of breed automation solutions across the supply chain.
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Ergonomic package design

A package designer of award-winning containers suggests that ergonomic considerations could help lift your packaging above the competition.
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Get Ideas From Packaging Competitions (sidebar)

Among the better sources of ideas on how to use packaging as a marketing tool are packaging competitions. Many competitions post winners on Internet sites, allowing a quick scan of good ideas with narratives that give you insights on what the judges saw as positives in packages.
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RFID at HP: Update and advice

"You need to make RFID happen,” Hewlett Packard’s manager of packaging engineering John Hayward told those gathered at the Smart Packaging conference in September.
A digital watermark provides a covert authentication method that can be confirme
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Smarter packaging

RFID and security technology, especially authenticating methods, headlined a recent Smart Packaging conference outside Chicago.
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Net improvements (sidebar)

Vice president of Chapters Jane Chase says the organization “has made huge strides to connect with members.” The one stride she singles out is the www.iopp.org Web site.
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IoPP gets down to business

New initiatives on many fronts help the IoPP write a dynamic new chapter in continuing packaging education.
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Training tomorrow's technicians

Here’s what three technical colleges are doing to help prepare both incoming students and current workers for the next generation of packaging machinery.
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IoPP awards 2004 AmeriStars

Packages from Bissell Homecare and Frito-Lay earned top awards in the Naperville, IL-based Institute of Packaging Professionals 2004 AmeriStar Awards that honor technology and innovation.
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Packaging Services Expo 2005 issues call for papers

Packaging Services Expo 2005 — co-sponsored by IoPP and Packaging World magazine, and scheduled for May 10-12, 2005, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois — will be a focused marketplace, with a targeted attendance of decision-makers.
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Smart Packaging conference around the corner

The latest in intelligent and smart packaging systems, solutions, and applications will be unveiled at Smart Packaging 2004, set for September 8-9 at the Rosemont Conference Center, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.
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Packaging Services Expo gains CMPA approval

UPDATE: The Packaging Services Expo recently accepted support by The Contract Manufacturing Packaging Association, a national, not-for-profit trade association for companies that offer contract manufacturing, packaging, and related business services.
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"Go deeper" on RFID

“Get your toe in the water, get used to it, and then go deeper.” Those words of advice about radio-frequency identification are from J. Michael Wallace, director, process and package development, Ross Products Div. of Abbott Laboratories, makers of nutritional products including Ensure and Similac.
Equipment cost justification was discussed by Ivan Heit.
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device packaging issues are addressed before a record crowd at HealthPack 2004.
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Packaging Services Expo 2005 announced

WEB EXCUSIVE: Tarsus Group plc has announced the launch of Packaging Services Expo (PSE) - an event for contract and packaging solutions.
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Competition call for entries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals announced that July 15, 2004 is the deadline for entry submissions for the 2004 AmeriStar Package Competition.
Dr. Richard Berkof, speaker and organizer of the Eastern Equipment Committee Seminar, represented the Stevens Institute of Techn
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Integrated automation: 2004 EEC Seminar message

At the Annual Eastern Equipment Committee Seminar, a first-time attendee walked away with the message that packaging automation is becoming more and more integrated. What’s that mean exactly?
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Web Seminar: Abbott Labs talks about its RFID experience

Join IoPP and Packaging World on June 8th for an inside look at RFID technology, right from your computer.
Automated labeling machinery is becoming the platform of choice for many value-added packaging processes, ranging from inspectio
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Will labelers become assembly machines?

At a recent seminar, Weiler Labeling outlined the evolution and future of pressure sensitive labeling, in pharmaceutical applications specifically.
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The plastic \"Klear Keg,\" wheeled for safety and convenience, also offers a mounted cup dispenser, and measurement scales for f
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Cal Poly's value-added Klear Keg

A clear barrier keg made of PET with EVOH coating is one of several concepts students at Cal Poly have developed.
Gerry Gunderson
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device manufacturers continually strive for zero recalls caused by packaging problems. An on-site report on this and other issues from HealthPack 2004.
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'Big box' retailers to discuss flexible packaging trends

Representatives from Wal-Mart, Costco, and Home Depot will provide insight into the market forces driving flexible packaging at the upcoming Flexible Packaging 2004 Conference in Atlanta, GA, March 24-26.
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Q&amp;A: Winning packaging's 'lottery'

Principal packaging researcher Ellen Loughren has spent more than 21 years with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. In October at Pack Expo Las Vegas, she accepted the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ coveted 2003 AmeriStar Best of Show award for Actonel 35 mg Senior Elite Dosepak® on behalf of P&G (see: packworld.com/go/c090).
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Tube Council chooses new management company

The Tube Council selected Landon, Farrey Associates as its new association management company.
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International forum on transport packaging announced

Dimensions.04, an annual forum on transport packaging, will take place April 14-17 at Walt Disney World, Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL.
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Smart Packaging 2004 announced

Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place next year on the 14-15 of September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
Arnie Orloski, Jr., Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003
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PEF elects 'Class of 2003' Packaging Hall of Famers

Members of the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) elected Arnie Orloski Jr. (shown), William E. Archibald, William R. Armstrong, and Richard G. Lee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
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Flexible packaging Conference 2004

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announce Flexible Packaging Conference 2004, a two-day conference for all segments of flexible packaging.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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PW joins Flexible Packaging Conference 2004

The Institute of Packaging Professionals and the Society of Plastics Engineers have chosen Packaging World and Converting magazines to participate as Media Partners for the Flexible Packaging Conference 2004 to be held March 24-26, 2004, in Atlanta, GA, at the Marriott Marquis.
P&G's Actonel 35mg, Senior Elite Dosepak
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IoPP selects AmeriStar winners

Packaging for a pharmaceutical product from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and a medical device from Exactech Inc. earned top awards in the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2003 AmeriStar competition.
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Flexible Packaging Conference 2004

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announce Flexible Packaging Conference 2004, a two-day conference for all segments of flexible packaging.
Roger Caracappa, Senior vice president, global packaging. Formally schooled in business management and industrial engineering. B
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Estée Lauder's learners

An ambitious IoPP training program at Estée Lauder will see some 40 package developers become Certified Packaging Professionals before the year is out.
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Ukrainians study U.S. packaging

While in Chicago recently for the All Candy Expo, 18 packaging professionals from confectionery, cookie, and cake manufacturing firms in Ukraine spent two days with the Institute of Packaging Professionals learning more about packaging in the United States.
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IoPP offers Fundamentals courses

The Institute of Packaging Professionals’ Fundamentals of Packaging Technology courses will be held in Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles.
The Blue Bar HL
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SouthPack roundup

Here's a brief glimpse of new things seen at the 2003 Southpack show that ran April 30 and May 1 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
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IOPP'S one-year review

One year after a management reorganization and a move of its headquarters to Naperville, IL, the Institute of Packaging Professionals reports that membership is up by 31%, and its deficit has been cut by more than 50%.
Laura Caldwell, Professor, University of Cincinnati, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department
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Does packaging need more machinery education?

Some in packaging feel that packaging universities shortchange students on machinery. Can it—or should it—be learned in college?
Shown here is a typical packaging station for a company that ships via small parcel shipments.
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Guidelines for small parcel packaging

Special Transport Packaging Committee of IoPP publishes guidelines to help small parcel shippers reduce damage.
Richard C. Botsch
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Hall of Fame welcomes five in 2002

Among the gala events associated with Pack Expo International 2002 is the induction of this year’s new members in the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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New exhibitors give Pack Expo a fresh look

Some 1길 exhibitors will be ready and waiting for more than 50ꯠ visitors at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the 2002 installment of Pack Expo International and the co-located IEFP.
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards

Packaging World highlights the Best of Show winner, the 3M Integrity winner, and the 35 AmeriStar winners of The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Naperville, IL) 2002 AmeriStar Awards.
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards (Continued 2)

Pringles Snack Stack Cup Best of Category: FoodPringles Snack Stack cups are high-barrier, custom-shaped, single-serve cups thermoformed in-line.
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards (Continued 3)

Terro Outdoor Ant KillerBest of Category: Outdoor & Gardening Senoret Chemical Co.'s Terro Outdoor Ant Killer is the first application of the stand-up, ShakerPAK dispensing pouch with handles.
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards (Continued 4)

Bellows Nasal WashBest of Category: Pharmaceutical/Drug The bellows feature molded in the side of the package makes it much easier to use this nasal wash product than other similar products.
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Bringin' 'em back for more (sidebar)

Ameristarts
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PEF announces 2002 Hall of Fame inductees

The Packaging Education Forum (PEF) will induct five career packaging professionals into the Packaging Hall of Fame during its annual Packaging Leadership Awards ceremonies on Nov. 5th.
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People

–Afflink (Tuscaloosa, AL) hired Jim Walker as dir., packaging, and Larry Riemer as regional business manager.
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IoPP AmeriStar call for entries

June 1 is the deadline for the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2002 AmeriStar entry forms. Winners will be announced at an award reception in Chicago during Pack Expo, Nov.
Barbara Ciulla, bookstore manager
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Can IoPP strengthen its chapters? (sidebar)

Enlarging IoPP’s bookstore
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Achievements

–The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Naperville, IL) announced that Paul J. Zepf has been named Member of the Year. –Exopack (Spartanburg, SC) received the 2001 Monsanto Supplier Quality Recognition Award for outstanding product quality and service.
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EastPack opens in New York

Co-located with three other shows in New York City’s Javits Center, EastPack 2002 runs June 4 through June 6. A full IoPP conference schedule is part of the package.
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Can IoPP strengthen its chapters?

Some say local chapters are the lifeblood of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, but they’ve been ignored. Will this change?
Carole Schiller, awards, events and certification manager
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Can IoPP strengthen its chapters? (sidebar)

Member certification: Strengthening and promoting
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Rebuilding IoPP's visibility

It’s rare for Packaging World to devote so much space as it has in this issue and in March to the newly reconstituted Institute of Packaging Professionals.
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What's ahead for IoPP?

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is in need of some updating. A new management team plans a revitalization.
Pat Farrey, IoPP general manager
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What's ahead for IoPP? (sidebar)

Plans for AmeriStars, directory, and Web site
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PipeLine: The power of words0;and meanings

As most readers can guess, those of us in the word (lower case “w”) business are avid admirers of vocabulary.
Hershey Foods (Hershey, PA) hired James D. George to the position of director of packaging.
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People

–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
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Recloseable feature 'snaps' onto pretzel pack

At Snaxpo 2002, held February 16 - 19 in Chicago, Packaging World spotted printed prototype flexible film bags for Herr's 22-oz Sourdough Bite Size Hard Pretzels that included the Easy Snap™ closure system.
Allergan Rocket Bottle
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IOPP 2001 AmeriStar Awards

Packaging World highlights the Best of Show winner and the 13 Best of Category winners of The Institute of Packaging Professionals, Naperville, IL, 2001 AmeriStar Awards.
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NECCO mints in a snap

New high-intensity Ultra mints from NECCO (New England Confectionery Co.) reached national retail stores in June packed in a 4 1/2-oz, 1.4-mil polypropylene bag with a laminated cast PP snap closure.
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Relocations, expansions

(from left) Robert Reinhardt, exec. vp sales, Barry Freda, vp sales, Jeffrey Schneider, president, and Pamela Strickland, vp sales of World Wide Packaging, take the first ceremonial shovel at the company’s recent groundbreaking for its new headquarters facility.
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Achievements

Liberty Carton Co. (Minneapolis, MN) was awarded a Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety from the Minnesota Safety Council; Liberty Carton was named the winner of the Most Innovative Package, 2001 award by the Tejas Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals for its M-Guard Moisture Barrier Liner.
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Ameristar Award entries

The entry deadline for AmeriStar Package Awards is June 15. To request an entry brochure or other information, call IoPP at 540/428-2092, or download a brochure in pdf format at www.iopp.org/pdf/ 2001ameristarcall.pdf.
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WestPack moves to June

A bit of history is being made as WestPack moves to June. Innovative and effective packaging solutions are still the focus.
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Amerstar award entries

The entry deadline for AmeriStar Package Awards is June 15. To enter, submit an actual package, written materials, and slides, to: IoPP, 4143 Weeks Drive, Building 107, Warrenton, VA 20187.
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Southpack offers packaging solutions

Running April 24 to 26 in Atlanta, Southpack 2001 is right in the back yard of 77ꯠ manufacturing companies. Some 500 exhibitors will display their wares.
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A different kind of portal (sidebar)

Capsule reviews
Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, WI) has moved its mfg. and administrative operations to a 144,000 sq' headquarters facility in the
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Relocations, expansions

Sicht-Pack Hagner GmbH (Nyack-on-Hudson, NY) has opened its first North American polyester film line in Spartanburg, SC, under the name of Hagner Future Film 2000.
Schneider Packaging (Brewerton, NY) has added 35,000 sq' of new plant and mfg. space located adjacent to its current headquarter
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Relocations, expansions

Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ) has added a controlled-environment production area to its Phillipsburg, NJ, facility. —Dow Performance Foams (Midland, MI) has announced the plans for a new production line to be added to each of its mfg.
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Adding a 'leg' to the corrugated industry stool

Packaging World Editor report on SuperCorr 2000, a late October show and conference in Atlanta sponsored by a paper Expo association and an organization of corrugated converters.
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Packaging consultants directory now searchable online

The Directory of Packaging Consultants from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is now available in searchable format or as a free download on the new IoPP Packaging Consultants Council Web site at http://www.packagingconsultants.org/.
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Electronics controls new technology at Pack Expo

Electronics continues to replace mechanical systems to control the increasingly precise functions of new equipment to be introduced at Pack Expo International 2000 in Chicago. New Solutions conference will help attract 80ꯠ packaging visitors to year’s biggest packaging show.
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Electronics controls new technology at Pack Expo (sidebar)

Packaging pioneers honored
At Pitney Bowes' Danbury, CT, plant, plastic corrugated totes are kept by workstations (above) where workers use them to pack in
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Pitney Bowes totes reusable plastic containers

Corrugated plastic containers replace corrugated paperboard boxes for postage meter and mailing machine parts. Despite greater upfront costs, the new ‘totes’ save Pitney Bowes money by making hundreds of round trips.
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PEF Hall of Fame inductees

Announced in mid-August, three career professionals will be inducted into the PEF Hall of Fame on November 11: Robert S. Forsyth; William C. Heller, Jr; and John M. Johnston.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pakrite Inc. (Cleveland, OH) will join the Steel Service Center Institute DealRoom™, which is produced by e-commerce firm eWinWin (Hopewell, NJ).
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More conferences for EastPack

Several groups are planning conference sessions during EastPack in Philadelphia. Some are planned for Monday, the day before the show opens on Tuesday, May 23.
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EastPack: first show of the new century

More than 600 exhibitors are expected to attract 15ꯠ packaging buyers to the Philadelphia Convention Center, May 23 to 25. Workshops and conferences are also planned.
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Call for entries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals, Herndon, VA, is seeking entries in its AmeriStar Package Awards 2000, which honor the best packages of the year.
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Clever packages take flexibles to a new level

Sleeves for propane cylinders win Flexible Packaging Assn.'s President's award. Other FPA winners include pouches of grease for fifth wheels, recyclable ream paper wraps and protective air cushion packs.
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Molded pulp moves into new markets

The use of molded pulp as a dunnage or commodity material in packaging goes back to World War I. But only in the past few years have packaged goods manufacturers begun to design molded pulp to meet specific applications.
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Book review: A Bible for personal performance

One of the latest soft-cover books published by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is titled Winning at Packaging from author Thomas L. Hudgin, a 29-year veteran of the packaged goods business.
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1999 inductees into the PEF Hall of Fame

Newly elected to the Packaging Education Forum's Packaging Hall of Fame are three inductees selected from 20 candidates submitted earlier this year.
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Self-saturating swab means no-mess prep

A nurse using an iodine swab to prep a patient for surgery or IV insertion can do so quickly and cleanly with the self-saturating Betadine® PrepStick(TM) applicator from The Purdue Frederick Co., Norwalk, CT.
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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation (sidebar)

Facts and figures
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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation

Featuring five specialty pavilions, including a new one for converters, WestPack 99 honors its history at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept. 28 to 30.
Business telephones like this mock-up are hand-packed by Lucent Technologies into custom-molded pulp top and bottom inserts. The
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Molded pulp answers the call

Molded pulp inserts protect telephone products from the receiving dock to assembly and through distribution. They replace EPS cushions and the need for ESD bags.
Bottle finish diagrams and plastic resin characteristies are two examples of hands-on packaging knowledge offered at Berlin Pack
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Capsule reviews

Here are a few brief reviews of packaging-related Web sites. Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM), located at www.lasertechnics.com, has a site that makes a basic, though well-written, pitch for laser coding.
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Packaging glossary a full load

How does one set out to assemble the definitive glossary of packaging terms?
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SouthPack '99: built for speed

With 450 exhibits and activities for learning, SouthPack '99, May 18 to 20 in Atlanta, also recognizes the area's fascination with stock car racing.
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Midpak rolls into Minneapolis

More than 3귔 packaging and materials handling professionals and 425 booths covering 50ꯠ net sq'--that's Midpak '99, to be held May 5-6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Courses from IoPP.
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Packagers reach for new technology at Pack Expo (sidebar)

Hall of Famers and Sealed Air Corp. to be honored at PEF banquet
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Book 'transports' distribution packaging knowledge

New publication aids those responsible for specifying packages for shipping. Package designers and distribution students will be helped, too.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rob Libera, vp and dir., packaging and process technology at SmithKline Beecham, was honored during a surprise ceremony in Tylney Hall, Hampshire, U.K.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): William R. Armstrong (of Sealed Air), chairman, transport packaging committee; James D. Southwell (of Tenneco Packaging), vice chairman; Leon Venech (of S.G.S.U.S.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Green Bay Packaging's (Green Bay, WI) David Waldschmidt, sales eng., has achieved lifetime certified packaging professional status from IoPP.
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New packaging certificate at UMASS Lowell

A new packaging certificate program, sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, has been instituted at the University of Massachusetts' Lowell campus.
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Tapping into the power of the Eastern market

EastPack '98 returns to Philadelphia May 19 to 21, growing to over 125ꯠ sq' of packaging products and two specialty pavilions. IoPP's development conferences will also attract packaging professionals looking to learn.
At the dedication at Michigan State, the following are shown (left to right) around the new cutting table: Dr. Harold Hughes, MS
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MSU to demonstrate CAD/CAM package design

After a major fundraising campaign, Michigan State University's School of Packaging dedicated its completely new computer-aided-design and manufacturing system Feb.
An improved bag for Manzate Fungicide (top) increases  productivity by 25%. GardenTech Singles (above) were developed with custo
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Agricultural winners at FPA

Two innovative flexible packages merit an 'A' for Agricultural.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Robert M. Fiedler, Robert Fiedler & Associates, has been named the Institute of Packaging Professionals' 1997 Member of the Year.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.
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Show spotlight seeks middle ground

MIDPAK '97 takes the stage October 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. A full conference program and a medical exhibition combine to offer packagers a range of options.
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EAS: ending the state of confusion

What's the difference between smart tags and source tags?
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WestPack draws from far and wide

Featuring four specialty pavilions, including a brand new Materials Handling Pavilion, WestPack '97 unfolds at the Anaheim Convention Center September 23 to 25.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Thomas McMurray, Parke Davis Div. of Warner Lambert Co., was elected the 1997-98 president of the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
One day soon packagers may be able to download information (top) on the shipping conditions a package might experience on this c
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Distribution packaging by the numbers

Using real-world shock and vibration data to design your pack can speed development, prevent damage and economize on materials. Collecting such data isn't easy, but now new ideas for sharing the burden-with the help of the Internet-are taking root in the
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SouthPack to unveil 'Gallery of Packaging'

The Creative Packaging Show, 500 exhibitors, a Scan Tech pavilion and a wide-ranging conference program-it's all part of SouthPack, set to attract 11ꯠ to Atlanta's World Congress Center, May 6 to 8.
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Legal primer guides packaging professionals

What kind of fee flexibility can you expect for legal service?
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Packagers challenged on logistics engineering

As a packaging professional, where do you go with Efficient Consumer Response?
A single camera on a packaging line can be used to identify proper lot and expiration dates on a labeled container. Inspection
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No clear 'vision' from FDA on label inspection

Agency hopes to give additional detailed directions to drug manufacturers on the requirements for verifying cut labels and other components.
Software included in the Food Label Design kit enables designers to incorporate appropriate Nutrition Facts panels into their pa
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Hershey kisses NLEA headaches goodbye

Graphic designer at Hershey Chocolate uses software nutrition kit to simplify compliance with NLEA regulations.
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Machines to fuel the future (sidebars)

Pack Expo 96 at a glance Pack Expo 96 will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Sunday, Nov. 17 through Wednesday Nov. 20. On Thursday, Nov.
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Pack Expo Plus: Seminars, conferences and allied shows

High-tech packaging solutions, new resin technologies, healthcare packaging, and better sealing technologies are just a few of the areas covered in conferences and seminars during Pack Expo week.
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FDA proposes dating for condom packs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed that manufacturers put expiration dates on packages of condoms. U.S.-made products typically carry "when manufactured" dates, but they are not required by federal law.
Athree-dimensional solid-body CAD model of an end cap is created by mathematically reversing out the geometry of the CAD model
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HP puts packaging parts on fast track

A rapid prototyping process for developing EPS foam end caps helps Hewlett-Packard meet ongoing new model introductions for its popular DeskJet printers. Moving from initial CAD drawing to final molded parts can be done in four days.
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interpack 96: more reasons than ever to go

The world's largest packaging trade show, interpack 96 in Dsseldorf, adds more conferences to its May agenda. But new equipment and machinery from around the world is still the big attraction.
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East Coast show packs power

Sponsors of EastPack '96 plan to wow visitors with the debut of the Packages '96 pavilion. Over 450 exhibitors and 10ꯠ visitors are expected, March 19-21, at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
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Pflaum succeeds Louis at WPO

The World Packaging Organisation, an international federation of the national packaging institutes, is moving to the U.S. and, effective January 1, 1996, is co-locating in Herndon, VA, with the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
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Supplier news: Achievements

John M. Bitner, manager of Package Design & Development for G.D. Searle & Co. (Skokie, IL) has been named the Institute of Packaging Professionals' 1995 Member of the Year.
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Prepare for 'oxygen shock'

Attendees of MAPack '95 learned, among other things, that "oxygen shock" treatment may be the next trend in modified atmosphere packaging of fresh produce.
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IBM rides new 'saddle' suspension pack

IBM selects a new 'saddle' suspension pack to protect low-profile products like hard disk drives. Increased recyclability also results in cost savings, better performance and inventory reduction.
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Supplier news: Association leaders

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): Robert S. Forsyth and Kenney Marengo were elected top officers for 1995-96; executive vps: Stewart Bolton, Kraft Foods; Robert Luciano, Luciano Packaging Technologies; Thomas McMur-ray, Parke Davis.
H-P engineers worked closely together with the maker of the wrapping machine to perfect gussetting tools that help ensure a comp
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Cartridge pack wins award by shrinking

Redesigned package for Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet ink-jet print cartridge has only one fewer component than its predecessor, but it's trimmed 35% of the weight.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.
At the company?s Aurora, IL, Center for Customer Satisfaction, Weyerhaeuser?s Dick Warrick stands at the control panel of a vibr
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LTL shipments can now take performance packaging route

Users of performance-based Rule 180 for less-than-truckload shipments may face some obstacles. But opportunities exist to reduce transit damage and please customers.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch (sidebar)

How experts handle distribution packaging
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IoPP scolds PW correspondents

In a letter to Packaging World, Laurie Root, manager of technical activities for the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Herndon, VA, took issue with the way Washington correspondents Bob Gatty and Cecilia Blalock characterized the approach of the new Congress to regulatory activity in their January '95 column.
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SouthPack expands in '95

The addition of conferences, seminars and "eye openers" reflect the growth of SouthPack '95, held May 9 through May 11, in Atlanta, GA.
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AmeriStar's industrial winners

Winners of the 1994 AmeriStar Package awards were announced November 12 at a reception held in conjunction with Pack Expo in Chicago. Sponsored by the Herndon, VA-based Institute of Packaging Professionals, recipients in the Industrial Category included a multi-compartment paperboard container for pressure transmitters and a polycarbonate suspension system for silicon wafers.