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Responsible Sourcing and Usage of Paperboard-Based Materials

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a three-part series from MeadWestvaco that looks at the entire lifecycle of paperboard-based packaging systems. The series begins with the issues of sourcing.
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Packaging World presented Printpack with an award in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Publisher Joe Angel (shown far left) p
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TRACKING PACKAGING CHANGES
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Sato announced a definitive agreement to purchase Checkpoint’s Bar Code Systems Business, with operations in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, including its hand-held labeling solutions in the U.S.
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Optimizing paperboard's value equation

Research shows that the best packages engage consumers as both shoppers and product users while helping retailers build their bottom line.
President's Award
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The power of paperboard

For the 62nd time the Paperboard Packaging Council presents its awards to an assortment of paperboard packs that catch consumers’ eyes.
Film-laminated paperboard cartons for two Procter & Gamble dry detergent brands offer examples of the shelf "pop" that 
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On paper, a world of opportunity

The consensus view is paperboard is hardly old-fashioned. But both consumers and retailers believe it can do far more to intensify the visual theater, clarify the price-value relationship with the product, and improve security.
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WIP and MeadWestvaco form partnership

Women In Packaging (Kennesaw, GA) and MeadWestvaco Corp. (New York, NY) formed a new corporate partnership that will help offer career advice to women in the packaging industry.
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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People

–Kisters Kayat (Edgewater, FL) hired Michael Brancato as vp, sales and marketing.
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Companies

–Aetna Group has located its U.S. div. in a 77ꯠ sq’ facility in Duluth, GA. –MeadWestvaco Corp.