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10 questions to ask when purchasing used machinery

Here’s how you can protect your company from getting ‘taken’ by learning about the dealer’s history and key relationships.
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President's Award
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The power of paperboard

For the 62nd time the Paperboard Packaging Council presents its awards to an assortment of paperboard packs that catch consumers’ eyes.
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Bimal Kalvani was named president of Alcoa Flexible Packaging.
"We will engage the service providers and buyers, and those who sell and lease equipment into the business. Until now, there has
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Making Sense of a Loosely Organized but Growing Industry

A global consumer products company wants to test 100ꯠ units of a new product in regional distribution before deciding whether to roll out the product nationally and invest in the tooling and equipment to take packaging production in-house.
New machines, such as this secondary packaging system, offer a tool-less changeover by using digital counters for preset positio
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Bulldog-Mentality Changeover Tactics

Look beyond the more obvious mechanical-side opportunities. Efficiencies lurk in operational procedures, especially when the relationship with a customer is strong.
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Bulldog-Mentality Changeover Tactics (sidebar)

The Importance of Relationships
Test packages work their way through the production line at the pilot plant within Sonoco's Package Development Center in Hartsv
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Packaging 'Payback'

Sonoco creates economies of scale that accelerate speed-to-market and reduce obsolescence in helping manufacturers meet the emphasis on outsourced packaging that works at retail.
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Packaging 'Payback' (sidebar)

Harnessing the power of postponement
The author, Howard Newman, is vice president at Loeb Equipment & Appraisal Co., Chicago. He oversees all day-to-day operations w
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10 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Machinery

You can protect your company from getting ‘taken’ by learning about the dealer’s history and key relationships.
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10 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Machinery (sidebar)

What to consider when redeploying or selling idle machinery
John F. Mazelin, President, is vice president, marketing and business development of Accu-tec, Inc., a contract packaging compan
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The Benefits of Membership

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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.
\"We want to help contract packagers prepare for the future rather than react to changes.\"
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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.

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