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Healthy outlook for plastic packaging

In 2004, the North American market for plastic packaging in healthcare applications was estimated at 2.5 billion lb. By 2009, the figure is projected to top 3.2 billion lb, according to a report from Business Communications Co. Inc.
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The future is now; we're here to help you

Welcome to the premier issue of Contract Packaging magazine. Not long ago, contract packaging was a cottage industry dominated by “mom-and-pop” facilities that served one or two customers.
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What is this thing called Resource Distraction Value?

It’s the real-dollar value–sometimes as large as the direct costs themselves–that a company saves when leveraging a contract packager. The benefits, although seldom tracked, fall directly to the bottom line.
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What is this thing called Resource Distraction Value? (sidebar)

Putting a value on the process
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What is this thing called Resource Distraction Value? (sidebar)

CP certification metrics in development
Both horizontal and vertical acquisitions are changing market relationships in contract packaging. Horizontally, some contract p
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The Dawn of Dynamic Contract Packaging Relationships

Horizontal and vertical consolidations within the industry and consolidations among consumer goods companies are creating new opportunities.
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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.
New packaging methods drive the need for contract packaging. Candy in blister packs represents a new format for candy packagers
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6 Tactics That Make Contract Packaging Work

The right answers to key questions reduce the risk of surprises when contract packaging appears to be the right option
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6 Tactics That Make Contract Packaging Work (sidebar)

Report details contract packaging’s future
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Loveshaw Unveils Random Case Sealer

Loveshaw, an ITW Company, a South Canaan, PA, manufacturer of corrugated carton-sealing machinery, introduces the Random Legend Top & Bottom Case Sealer.
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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 Listing (sidebar)

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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