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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID (sidebar)

Medical device packaging market outlook bright
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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.
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Excitement builds for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2005

New pavilions have been added, and exhibition space is up 9%. Plus, making its debut is a brand new web-enabled service to enhance the attendee experience.
This monobloc filler/capper, dedicated to 4-L steel cans, has enabled ARC-Diversified to meet a spike in demand for its edible o
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder

This supplier to a number of U.S. government feeding programs keeps current where packaging machinery and controls technology are concerned.See video
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Putting your packaging to the test locally

Get schooled in package testing facilities: The odds are that you’ll find a certified package testing lab close by.
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Packaging Services Expo's successful start

The inaugural Packaging Services Expo (PSE) held in Chicago in May was attended by more than 1군 visitors. PSE addressed issues that packagers and retailers experience looking for packaging services partners.
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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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Package security--action replaces talk

Drug firms start RFID tagging, and anti-counterfeiting tactics expand as packagers get more aggressive to protect brands.
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Optimize line efficiencies through real-time info

Ongoing trends in the Consumer Packaged Goods sector—including things like packaging that’s customized according to demographic, rapidly growing numbers of SKUs, abbreviated product life cycles, and the inclusion of RFID tags on cases—have made packaging flexibility an absolute priority for CPG companies and their contract packagers.
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Packaging Services Expo's successful start

The inaugural Packaging Services Expo (PSE) that took place in Chicago in May was attended by more than 1군 visitors.
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10 questions to ask when purchasing used machinery

Here’s how you can protect your company from getting ‘taken’ by learning about the dealer’s history and key relationships.
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Hershey's view from interpack

A highlight of interpack 2005 in Dusseldorf, Germany, was a presentation by Susan Sinclair, VP of operations engineering at The Hershey Company.
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.
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People

Bimal Kalvani was named president of Alcoa Flexible Packaging.
"We will engage the service providers and buyers, and those who sell and lease equipment into the business. Until now, there has
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Making Sense of a Loosely Organized but Growing Industry

A global consumer products company wants to test 100ꯠ units of a new product in regional distribution before deciding whether to roll out the product nationally and invest in the tooling and equipment to take packaging production in-house.
New machines, such as this secondary packaging system, offer a tool-less changeover by using digital counters for preset positio
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Bulldog-Mentality Changeover Tactics

Look beyond the more obvious mechanical-side opportunities. Efficiencies lurk in operational procedures, especially when the relationship with a customer is strong.
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Bulldog-Mentality Changeover Tactics (sidebar)

The Importance of Relationships
Test packages work their way through the production line at the pilot plant within Sonoco's Package Development Center in Hartsv
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Packaging 'Payback'

Sonoco creates economies of scale that accelerate speed-to-market and reduce obsolescence in helping manufacturers meet the emphasis on outsourced packaging that works at retail.

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