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CPA 2014 Annual Meeting gets a high-energy keynote on relationship building

Ted Janusz of Janus Presentations promises a high-octane keynote kickoff to the 2014 Contract Packaging Association's Annual meeting, February 27 to March 2 at the Omni Tucson National Resort in Tucson, AZ.
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P&G awards co-packer KDC highest global supplier partnership honors

KDC (Knowlton Development Corp.) earned top honors along with seven others, including packaging and logistics firms, as part of its 2013 External Business Partner Summit.
Pharmatek offers primary packaging of tablets and capsules in HDPE bottles. The company supports secondary packaging, cold chain management, including storage and distribution, and stability testing. Complex labeling requirements, such as foreign language labels, blinding and booklet labeling.
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Pharmatek bottling line set to become operational

Automated line expands contract manufacturer’s packaging services, provides flexibility for small and large-volume clinical projects.
Starbucks juices in Korea use HPP from Avure
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Did you know you're eating HPP-processed foods?

You're eating foods made safe without heat sterilization, instead using the 'cold pasteurized' of high-pressure processing. Many of these foods are co-packed at a handful of U.S. facilities, according to an executive from Avure Technologies.
BCC Research projects the global market for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing, research, and packaging will ascend to nearly $374.8 billion by 2018, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1%.
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Outsourcing seen as 'strategic competitive weapon' in pharmaceutical market

New report points to increasing price and cost pressures, regulatory changes, and patent expiries for 9.1% CAGR projection through 2018.
Pasta sauce bottles enter a labeler at left, then exit labeled at right. Filled, capped, and labeled bottles accumulate on a high-speed bottling line at LiDestri’s Rochester, NY, facility.
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Contract manufacturer accelerates its packaging operations

New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods’ operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA.
David Stoklosa
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Sauce, dip, salsa, and spirits maker/co-packer discusses expansion and staffing

David Stoklosa, Director, Corporate Business Development, LiDestri Foods, Inc., discusses facility and equipment investment, staffing, and business development issues.
Plastic bottles used in a pharmaceutical application.
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Report forecasts growth for plastics in healthcare packaging

Compound annual growth rate of 5.6% predicted through 2018 by BCC Research.
Figure 1. Manufacturer A is probably acting as a contract manufacturer/packager on behalf of the NDA holder, manufacturer B.
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Working with CMOs under California e-pedigree

For different products, manufacturers may fill the role of an exclusive distributor, a contract manufacturing organization, or a repackager. Each of these would be treated differently under the California law with respect to pedigree origination and updating.
The contract packer has the capacity to handle skin care and hair care products in a broad range of bottle and label sizes and shapes.
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Quick labeling adaptability

Contract packer increases operating efficiencies by installing new wraparound and top label application equipment to accommodate wide range of container and label types.
In early July, Packaging Coordinators, Inc. changed signage at its Rockford, IL, facility to PCI, from the former AndersonBrecon.
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PCI invests in packaging's future

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization justify this contract packager's capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
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T.H.E.M. adds to leadership team

To enhance its position as a single-serve packaging manufacturer, Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.), the company credited with commercializing stick packaging in North America, has announced three additions to its leadership team.
Aerial shot at PTI's Union, MO site
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New Pharma Tech expansion, lab

Co-packer/manufacturer PTI broadens prescription and OTC capabilities with a new 60,000 sq ft expansion in Union, MO and a new lab at its Royston, GA headquarters.
How will the new HHS law impact your business?
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August 21 Webinar: Calculate the impact of 'Obamacare' on your business

Webinar on Affordable Care Act will teach 'five steps' for avoiding penalties, and provide step-by-step instructions for calculating the law's impact.
This Uhlmann blister-packaging machine is one of the new machines in operation at PCI's Rockford, IL, facility.
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PCI invests in facilities, packaging equipment

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization requirements justify this contract packager’s capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
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Case packers provide production uptick at Royal Wine

Wine, spirit, and liqueur company installs new automated case packers that more than double its capacity, opening the door to co-packing opportunities.
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How to land the Big Ones

Upon his return from Vietnam in 1968, Tom Bacon got his start overseeing cosmetic co-packers for Max Factor & Company.
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CPA Welcomes new faces with a new board, new members

The Contract Packaging Association has installed its 2013-14 Board of Directors, which will serve the association through the current fiscal year, running from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

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