Contract Packaging Articles

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Packaging innovation explored at TPC

The first full day of presentations at The Packaging Conference includes details on the Absolut Unique vodka project, digital package printing, and PET recycling initiatives.
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The ecoslide-RX® compliance pack features a 100% recyclable paperboard-based outer sleeve with an inner film and foil blister.
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Compliance-prompting pharma packs: More sustainable?

Regardless of packaging materials used, is compliance-prompting packaging inherently more sustainable, given its positive impacts on human health, the economy, and the environment?
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Learn about workplace safety at 2013 CPA Annual Meeting

A top Certified Hazard Control Manager will explain why workplace safety solutions are less costly than problems for contract packagers and their partners.
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Personal best: Doing well by doing good

Dave Shaffer, president and CEO of DePaul Industries, explains how to grow a vibrant CPG contract packaging business while also hiring and training people with developmental disabilities.
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CPA Annual Meeting Feb 21-24 touts big CPG names, great games

Agenda features CPG Town Hall with ConAgra and Florida's Natural; keynote on 'Great Game of Business' and much more.
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Saddle Creek Logistics adds a new facility in Birmingham, AL

Third-party logistics company to relocate wine-distributing customer's operations to a new facility of its own.
Hot-fill PET container holds 16 oz of barbecue sauce marketed by Old South Foods.
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16-oz hot-fill PET for BBQ sauce

Copacker Old South Foods’ first use of PET delivers glass-like appearance, reduced breakage, and improved filling.
Jamieson Symetix
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Vibratory size grader adds efficiencies for Jamieson Laboratories

Automates removal of broken tablets and fragments upstream of packaging for Canadian maker of vitamins, minerals, and supplements.
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Nulogy adds supply chain expert to board

Art Mesher, chairman and CEO of Descartes Systems, will help enhance corporate governance, global growth and customer service.
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Patient adherence goals drive Walmart's new compliance pack launch

Walmart and Sam’s 4,600 pharmacies add new sustainable calendar-style packs for select scripts in an effort to improve patient adherence to drug regimens.
Retailers are turning to the Tetra Recart carton for their own-brand offerings partly because its compact shape puts the same amount of product in about a 44 percent smaller space than a rounded container.
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As ConAgra buys Ralcorp, store brands soar in importance

Retailers and consumers have never been more aligned, and ConAgra’s deal to buy Ralcorp confirms that store brands may be outpacing the icons of the American cupboard.
Able to accommodate a variety of product viscosities, the system forms, fills, and seals retail-ready, high-seal-integrity pouches in a range of sizes.
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Single-lane vf/f/s machine pounces on pouching challenges

New machine helps contract pouch packager enhance operating efficiencies and expand market opportunities.
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Nourish organic skincare line rooted in earth-friendly benefits

While product uses 100% organic ingredients, packaging contains a minimum of 25% recycled content and is recyclable.
Sun-Pac metal detector
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Versatile metal detector shines at Sun-Pac

Machine is moveable between eight different packaging lines for this contract packager of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.
Fig. 1: The rise of three business models.
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What many brands don't understand about today's co-packing business

This is not your father's contract packaging industry; Coregistics' CEO Eric Wilhelm explains how evolving business models help brands unlock top-line growth opportunities.
By pretty much standardizing on thermal-transfer print-and-apply labelers, Carolina Beverage Group has been able to make a lot if its contract packaging customers happy.
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Copacker thrives with print-and-apply labelers

Carolina Beverage Group has plenty of expertise in canning energy drinks, teas, and juice-based beverages. Now it’s become something of an expert in print-and-apply labelers, too.
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Trends in packaging contract management

There are few areas in the contract manufacturing and packaging industry as sensitive as contract management.
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What’s the difference?

Five years ago few of us used our phones to keep up with the news. Today, co-packers face the challenge of using information technology to enhance flexibility.

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