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CPA's Contract Packaging Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO
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Contract Packaging Association to reprise Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

The CPA's Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, September 28-30, at Booth #C-1257, will showcase of contract packager members and their services, as well as assistance in finding and utilizing a contract packager.
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Global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing report.
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U.S. leading global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing market

Mordor Intelligence cites Merck, Pfizer, Famar, Recipharm, and Novartis as major players in a market forecast to grow 6.4% through 2020.
Global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing report.
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U.S. leading global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing market

Mordor Intelligence cites Merck, Pfizer, Famar, Recipharm, and Novartis as major players in a market forecast to grow 6.4% through 2020.
Transfer system. The transfer system on the machine is designed as a conveyor loop with varied operation for puck or puckless tr
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Made in America

The lite-F is groninger’s first American-made filling machine. By relying on recent advances in controls technology, machine footprint is down by 50% and cost is cut, too.
PRODUCT MANIPULATION. Shown here are the vacuum flippers that lift certain pods off.
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High-efficiency coffee-pod packaging

Westrock Coffee Co. matches a new coffee pod fill/seal system with flexible-format cartoning equipment and automatic case packing.
Laser coding brings multiple benefits to Minhas.
Machine Case Study
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Printing upgrade at brewery

Minhas Brewery of Monroe, WI, has been busy upgrading its marking and date coding capabilities.
Vicky Smitley, CPA President
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A new CPA president helps members navigate life in the fast lane

An open letter from Vicky Smitley of Hearthside Food Solutions, a longtime CPA director and the association's new president.
Jill Gabbert, CPA Account Executive
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CPA’s on the move with new board and expo news

Meet the new CPA president and board of directors...a new CPA employee...the first CPA scholarship recipient...PACK EXPO heads-up...and what CPA learned from a trip to an Italian trade show.
Lisa Shambro
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Industry Inflection Point, Part 1: The infancy of contract partnerships

I’m often asked, “What’s going on in the contract manufacturing and packaging industry today?”
SubCon Industries' new rotary-seal blister machine
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Nonprofit co-packer adds new rotary sealer

SubCon Industries employs 200 with disabilities, expands with new blister sealer.
Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging
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The dangers of inattention

Outsourcing production to external supply chain partners is a relatively young practice. Partners both sides of service contracts must PAY ATTENTION or face potentially grave risks.
Sharp Clinical Services chart.
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Not your grandparents’ clinical trial

Everyone from the FDA to professional associations are investing time, money, and resources into upping the stakes when it comes to clinical trials.
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One Source Industries expands on West Coast

A second California facility will add secondary co-packing for West Coast customers.
Ultra Packaging’s Veronica
OEM Application Note
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Controls platform brings cartoning flexibility

Pedigree Ovens of Harvard, IL, a contract manufacturer in the niche market of high-end dog treats, recently decided to invest in cartoning technology to improve productivity and increase capacity.
CARTONED PRODUCT.
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CellOxess commends concept-to-commercialization collaboration

Biotech firm partners with Rondo-Pak to launch unique vitamin and mineral antioxidants that address male infertility.
Multi-Conveyor: Hand-pack station
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Multi-Conveyor: Hand-pack station

An ergonomic hand-pack station eases manual case packaging applications.
The ink-jet coder print lot code numbers on-demand, on a range of label sizes and types, using either water- or solvent-based in
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Cosmetic compacts labeled and coded

Co-manufacturer/packager of cosmetics replaces a manual label application process for compacts with an ink-jet coder and label applicator to increase speed, minimize waste.
CURVED PACK. Icy Hot packages are consistent in their unique curved appearance and graphics that reinforce the brand and make it
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Sanofi Chattem uses package design to launch Icy Hot Smart Relief

New product uses a wireless battery-powered device to address back pain. Package shape, graphics, and consumer input all play a role in on-shelf strategy.

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