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Outsourcing, the 'dirty' word of '04?

Just imagine how explosive the political debate over outsourcing would be if U.S. manufacturers didn’t enjoy easy access to such a well-developed and technically proficient network of domestic contract packaging companies?
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
Our Italian Packaging \"Magical Mystery Tour\" bus, a 15-passenger Mercedes van, held a contingent of six editors, one salesman,
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Rx packaging: The view from Italy

Join Packaging World's Technical Editor Rick Lingle in a recap of an early March tour of pharmaceutical companies in Italy’s "Packaging Valley."
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Cameron Holdings acquires Span Contract Packaging

Cameron Holdings Corp. purchased Span Contract Packaging, a contract packager for the pharmaceutical, consumer products, healthcare, cosmetic, and nutraceutical industries.
Black Box Wine's  3-L \"tower\" shape is unique among bag-in-box wines. More varietals have been added to the Chardonnay, which
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Boxed wine aims high

Walnut Creek, CA-based marketer Black Box Wines introduced last year a 2001 Napa Valley Chardonnay in 3-L bag-in-box packaging that it calls America's first super-premium boxed wine.
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Club store packaging and beyond

Written by Jim Peters and published by Packaging Strategies, a recent report analyzes key tactics used by high-volume retailers. Here is the Executive Summary.
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 2)

21st-century packaging machinery trends (Part 2 of a 6-part series)
Arnie Orloski, Jr., Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003
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PEF elects 'Class of 2003' Packaging Hall of Famers

Members of the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) elected Arnie Orloski Jr. (shown), William E. Archibald, William R. Armstrong, and Richard G. Lee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
EAS has also developed special merchandisers for several of the new products that are sold through health food outlets.
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EAS and partners show container dexterity (sidebar)

How EAS cuts time
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New facility for Panoramic

Panoramic, a packaging thermoformer and contract packager, has moved its manufacturing facility and headquarters to a newly renovated campus in Janesville, WI.
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Robert's Packaging Open House

Last week, Robert’s Packaging held an open house for suppliers, customers, and the press at their facilities in Battle Creek, MI.
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Cartoner speeds changeover

Third-generation, semi-automatic vertical cartoner relies on servo technology to quicken changeover and permit wide size ranges.
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Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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PipeLine: Retort pouches: Has their time come?

In the last year or two, one of the warmest trends in flexible packaging has been the resurgence of the retort pouch for seafood products and also for pet foods.
BPNC's original overwrap (left) bore too close a resemblance to kid-oriented packaging, so now the product is merchandised verti
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This end up

A start-up company in Toledo had just ordered an automatic multi-packer for its alcoholic gelatins. Then it had to change its pack.
C&D Warehouse president Gene Cravey checks the sidewalls of some of Basell's boxes with new moisture barrier.
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Paper--with special converting--shows new versatility

The oldest packaging material is finding new opportunities by combining with other materials like barrier plastics and special inks.

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