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Analyzing OEM trends

European builders of packaging machinery are often more successful than their counterparts in North America when it comes to pushing through with the controls architecture they prefer instead of allowing their end-user customers to specify which controls components will go on a piece of packaging equipment.
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The need for speed

Packages that answer today's speed-to-market demands are possible when marketing and operations work together. A new study offers advice on building a successful team. How to order“Quick-Changeover Packaging: Dynamics and Surging Growth Opportunities” can be ordered at www.packworld.com/qc. The report is available as a printed document.
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New report has Rx for drug packaging

Institute of Medicine wants more unit-dose packaging and clearer copy on product labels.
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Quick-changeover study published

Packages that answer today’s speed-to-market demands are possible when marketing and operations work together. A new study offers advice on building a successful team.
two-station filling. Containers are held in pucks as they are conveyed single-file through the packaging line. Volumetric fillin
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ABOUT LAKE CONSUMER PRODUCTS / WISCONSIN PHARMACAL

Lake Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Pharmacal, knows a thing or two about contract packaging as well as filling its own products at its 74ꯠ sq’ facility in Jackson, WI.
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Declare war on waste

Consumers today want products just the way they want them, when they want them. Marketers, who are in the business of persuading consumers to select their product, are depending on the package more than ever to help close the sale as the reach of traditional advertising methods erodes.
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Around The Industry

Sonoco opens innovation center near P&G in Cincinnati Major consumer products manufacturers say they would be served more efficiently if their outsourcing partners located either adjacent to the product manufacturer’s facilities or in transportation hubs.
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Packaging And Prescription Drug Plans

Understanding the complexities and choices regarding senior drug plans continues to perplex many Americans. But what, if any, impact do these plans have on packaging?
Contract manufacturer Althea Technologies depends on the reliability and flexibility of its machinery to meet demanding precisio
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Success stories from around the contract packaging industry...

Althea eliminates waste in filling operations Althea Technologies is a San Diego-based pharmaceutical contract manufacturer and filler specializing in manufacturing, filling, and finishing of pharmaceutical products for clinical trials and initial start-up manufacturing.
By standardizing corrugate displays, Unilever reduces corrugate costs through bulk ordering of components. With fewer components
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How Repackers Help Unilever In Mature Markets

Consumer products giant drives sales with specialty packs and displays. Success requires that repackers have the right location, can manage costs, and can support marketing initiatives.
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Supply Chain Convergence

Contract packaging is merging with contract logistics—a benefit to product manufacturers as they tighten their supply chains. But co-packers who fail to adapt will fall behind.
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Digital Printing: What and How to Make it work in co-packing

Under the right circumstances, co-packers can work with digital-run specialists to help spare manufacturers the risk and expense of excess inventory of emerging products.
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Effective Cost Management Is A Shared Buyer-Supplier Responsibility

Two-fifths of survey respondents say recent raw materials prices have risen at least 5%. More frequent collaborative procurement might improve those results, two consultants say.
Many of Assemblies Unlimited's packaging projects require hand assembly because of custom packaging requirements that are cost-p
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Dimensions Of Turnkey Service: The'General Contractor'

Assemblies Unlimited positions itself as the ‘point’ for entrepreneurial marketers, using a national network of suppliers to deliver services from design to logistics.
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Pet Bottle Brings Production Ease To Co-Packer, Design Benefits To Marketer

Panel-less bottle’s smooth sidewall enables H.A. Rider to apply labels in registration. MD Drinks avoids the ‘crinkly’ label look on its Urban Detox beverage line.
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Pack Expo To Add Contract-Packaging Pavilion, Brand Protection Center

Many of the more than 50ꯠ attendees expected to attend this year’s Pack Expo International in Chicago will receive added value by visiting the contract packaging pavilion, which will be open throughout the show’s run from Oct.
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What's not to like about robotics?

Labor savings, high throughput, repeatability, and flexibility are driving adoption of robots. ‘Creating value’ is a key consideration, too.
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Contract Packaging Association membership--doing business 'smart'

Membership is a great way to gain exposure in the industry while opening the door to an array of valuable customers.

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