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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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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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Contract Packaging magazine debuts

The publishers of Packaging World are pleased to introduce Contract Packaging magazine, the official publication of the Contract Packaging Assn. It debuts in April with Packaging World’s marketing and design editor Jim George at the helm as editor-in-chief.
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Relying too much on contract packagers?

As high-volume retailers continue to demand customized packs—multipacks in particular—from consumer packaged goods companies, CPG companies are relying on contract packagers like never before. But one representative of a major CPG company—he chooses not to be identified—thinks this kind of reliance on outsourcing needs to be revisited.
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Pack Expo Las Vegas expands

With more than 900 exhibitors already registered for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2005 sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, organizers have added even more technology pavilions.
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FDA rings bell for antidepressant class

For the first time, FDA urges manufacturers to put an entire class of medications into unit-of-use packaging.
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New name, logo, publication for Contract Packaging Assn.

The Contract Manufacturing & Packaging Association has changed its name to the Contract Packaging Association. The organization has also adopted a new logo.
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Association gets new name, fresh start

The Contract Packaging Association is looking to increase its visibility and effectiveness. One initiative will be a targeted magazine, Contract Packaging, from the publishers of Packaging World.
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Smarter packaging

RFID and security technology, especially authenticating methods, headlined a recent Smart Packaging conference outside Chicago.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system, marketed by Lantech, replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Completion
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Completion

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Stretch wrapping
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Stretch wrapping

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag opening and filling
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag opening and filling

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag attachment
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Bag attachment

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet
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Kellogg Company: Bulk packaging of cereal: Placement of slip sheet

Consisting of a corrugated bottom sheet, a pre-made flexible-film bag, and stretch film, the K-one system, marketed by Lantech, replaces a corrugated bulk box and flexible film liner.
Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes
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Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes

Packaging is done 2-up at a rate to 30 pouches/min on a four-station MFG Inc. pouching machine located at contract packager Packaging Division Inc. in Northlake, IL.
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Little consensus over child resistance testing for unit dose packaging

Leading drug manufacturers as well as packaging suppliers are locking horns over changes to child-resistant packaging test standards. Wide differences of opinion have emerged as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) considers a change to its test requirements for child-resistant unit-dose (U-D) packaging that was proposed by the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC).

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