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James Ellis
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Quantifying the 'WOW'

Greetings to all members and associates, fresh from attending the Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting and the Packaging Summit. I continue to be encouraged by several industry leaders, as well as customers, on the anticipated growth of the contract packaging industry.
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Laser coder. A laser coder marks a carton containing a solid-dose pharmaceutical product.
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Laser coders efficiently hit their targets

A trio of laser coders give contract packager Reed-Lane Inc. the flexibility it needs to print on multiple substrates for its pharmaceutical customers.
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Dr. Lee's TeaForHealth® launches in PET

Dr. Lee's TeaForHealth has selected 16-oz PowerFlex™ polyethylene terephthalate bottles from Amcor PET Packaging to launch its new organic tea line.
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Snacks lift Jim Beam branding

A redesign done for Thanasi Foods, Boulder, CO, makes the licensed salty snacks even more distinctively Jim Beam.
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Greenberg joins <i>Packaging World</i>

March 17 marked not only St. Patrick's day but also the first visit to Packaging World's offices by our new legal columnist Eric Greenberg.
SHRINK WRAPPING. Film is applied in register by this single-curtain shrink wrapper/tunnel combination system, whose small footpr
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Print-registered film wrapper brings co-packer new business

As the demand for multipacks of multiflavored aseptic juice boxes continues to grow, this contract packager invests in machinery to keep up with the trend.
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EastPack is the total resource

Bring your packaging projects to EastPack for help in finding the solutions you need. The show opens June 6 in New York’s Jacob J. Javits Convention Center.
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By the numbers: A factoring example

Consider what an inadequately financed contract packager can do by factoring 50% of its eligible receivables. The company’s factoring cost is 4% of the sales invoice.
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PMMI: Machinery shipments soared in 2004

U.S. packaging machinery shipments reached $5.344 billion in 2004, a 9.3% increase from $4.889 billion in equipment shipped in 2003, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).
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Cloud expanding services in wipes, towlettes with Multi-Pack purchase

Cloud Packaging Solutions’ recent purchase of Multi-Pack is broadening its contract packaging capabilities within the household cleaning-products industry.
Venture capitalists and financing companies have begun inquiring about the nature and the growth of the industry. Several of the
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Where and how will the smart money play?

Increasing competition and rising materials costs and energy prices are creating challenges for anyone who packs consumer goods. One of the challenges is coming from product manufacturers, who are pressuring the companies they hire to package their products.
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Dollar store growth tactics bode well for CP

A retail industry report forecasts that sales at dollar stores and other small-format value retailers will moderate over the next four years, but these retailers will expand their selections of both national brands and private-label products—presenting a growth opportunity for contract packagers.
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Caraustar exits CP, CRB businesses

Caraustar Industries Inc.
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Wilpak adds 95,000 sq ft for co-manufacturing

Wilpak Inc.
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Gardan Inc. appoints Vandenberg general manager

Robb Vandenberg has been appointed general manager at Gardan Inc.
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Pharma giant makes two acquisitions

AmerisourceBergen, the largest drug distributor in the United States, has expanded on its outsourcing services by acquiring Canadian drug distributor Asenda and British pharmaceutical contract packager Brecon.
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Wilpak execs gain MANA membership

Two Wilpak Inc.
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Factoring: Jet fuel for attracting packagers

This financing tactic may be new to co-packers, but it works in other industries. It speeds up cash flow—and growth—key selling points with purchasing managers.Key termsFactoring: Factoring: A form of short-term financing that provides funding to companies relative to the quality and quantity of their sales, or accounts receivable. The funding comes in the form of either a purchase or a loan against the company’s eligible receivables.Factor: A company that provides factoring services.

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