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Anderson Packaging becomes 100th CPA member

The Contract Packaging Assn. (CPA) announced Rockford, IL-based Anderson Packaging, Inc. (AP) as its 100th corporate member. AP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amerisource Bergen Corp.
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An example of Unilever's journey towards the sustainable packaging vision. The Ben and Jerry's pint container aims to be free of
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Beginning the journey to sustainable packaging

When it comes to sustainable packaging, a small step in the right direction is better than no step at all. Be sure to include all supply chain stakeholders, too.
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Plastics can provide a challenge to making inks adhere.
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Five ways to better ink-jet printing

Inks are evolving as substrates, industry regulations, and customer demands change.
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Now hear this: Packaging World launches podcast

You can now hear the latest packaging developments directly from our editors on PackCast, our new podcast.
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Contract soap packer enhances capacity, efficiency

Stahl Soap installs new U.S.-sourced horizontal flow-wrapper and servo-feed conveyor to meet special customer requirements.
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Contract Packaging Association gets 100th member

The Contract Packaging Association has reached its 100th member milestone. Because of this most recent edition of Anderson Packaging, Inc., the CPA has more than doubled its membership since the beginning of 2005.
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Contract soap packer enhances capacity, efficiency

Stahl Soap installs new U.S.-sourced horizontal flow-wrapper and servo-feed conveyor to meet special customer equirements.
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High-volume retailers pile demands on packaging

Retailers expect a lot from packaging, and few require more than club stores and other high-volume outlets.
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Healthcare packaging pros discuss critical issues

Healthcare packaging experts discuss counterfeiting, packaging and personalized medicine, oil/resin pricing concerns, and material and machinery advances.
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Package turns, turns, turns

A new spin on the "wow" factor in packaging is intended to make heads turn at the point of purchase.
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Club stores consider sustainable packaging

Environmentally friendly developments gain momentum at Sam's Club and other club stores.
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Loma Systems: Loma Systems: Checkweigher

Loma Systems introduced its LCW Series checkweigher, the first in the launch of a new line of checkweighers designed for simplicity and low cost. Machine is designed to operate in demanding, multi-shift production environments typically found in North and South American food and contract packaging facilities.
This two-piece  Shellpak™ functions as a secondary pack for blister-packed pharmaceutical pills and tablets. Its maker, Mea
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Pondering the puzzle

Facing a Pandora’s box of global issues, and technological developments such as advanced machine controls and RFID, packagers of healthcare products forecast the future.
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Emphasizing value, from design through to package disposal

Winning strategies will focus on the needs of retailers and the consumer as both shopper and product user. Co-packers will play a bigger role in the value equation.
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Checkweigher

PACK EXPO : Loma Systems introduced its LCW Series checkweigher, the first in the launch of a new line of checkweighers designed for simplicity and low cost.
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Cloud Packaging acquires MultiPack

PACK EXPO : Cloud Packaging Solutions announced its acquisition of Multi-Pack.
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PepsiCo's co-packing gatekeeper

Anthony Calhoun, manager of contract manufacturing for PepsiCo Beverages and Foods, has seven years of experience in purchasing dry-food packaging and processing services, along with 18 years of manufacturing experience in food and hair-care products.

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