Current issue: November 2014

Column/Opinion
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Gluing the virtual seams

It doesn’t matter whether the little black boxes of your supply chain are owned by a single company or spread across a network of outsourcing partners.
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DIY mushrooms, co-packed for Back to the Roots
Feature Article
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Home mushroom farming, fish-gardening and other supply chain collaboration challenges

Offbeat brand Back to the Roots uses co-packers to gain national retail prominence; co-packers and other suppliers add insights at supply chain collaboration panel at Pack Expo.
Legacy's packaging versatility
Supplier News
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Phama co-packer Legacy moves into expanded facility

Company more than doubles operational space, adds lines, enhances compliance services and more at new facility.
GENCO co-pack president Dave Mabon in Nulogy's booth at Pack Expo
Supplier News
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GENCO, Nulogy unveil jointly developed co-pack computer workstation

Companies launched hardware-and-software Production Command Center for contract packaging operations. It's the first fruits of an =R&D partnership between third-party logistics (3PL) firm GENCO and co-pack software leader Nulogy. (Story updated following Pack Expo 2014)
Column/Opinion
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A converted converter

Of all the topics of conversation that percolated at the recent Graph Expo in Chicago, one that surfaced frequently was the one about how commercial printers are eyeing the packaging materials market now that their traditional markets—magazines, catalogues, direct sales materials—have been hit so hard by the digital revolution.
Supplier News
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Nor-Cal CEO speaks: New line for Anaheim

A beverage plant upgrade, already underway, reprises the company's 2007 distribution divestiture and bottling reinvestment.
Packaging World founding editor Arnie Orloski.
News
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Packaging World’s founding editor passes away

Arnie Orloski, Jr, who served as Chief Editor behind the 1994 launch of Packaging World, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11. He was 71.
Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements
Package Case Study
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Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements

Package graphics communicate to consumers that the product is made from 100% natural fiber found in fruits and vegetables.
Feature Article
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Co-packing for food safety

Food safety standards have become marketplace requirements, and new FDA mandates further raise the bar on compliance. How will your production outsourcing partnerships be affected?
Package Case Study
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Greek yogurt alternative has a French flair

Representing an inventive departure in both product and packaging, Stonyfield Farm’s new Petite Crème is a yogurt-like fresh cheese product similar to fromage blanc that uses package graphics reflecting its French-inspired origins.
Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024
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Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024

Healthcare packaging and packaging for other consumer goods will remain the fastest-growing segments.
News
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Packaging Scholarship announced

Michigan State’s School of Packaging was the first of its kind, and now it’s been named the recipient of the 2015 Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship.
News
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Packaging Hall of Fame 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
News
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The first Las Vegas show

Continuing our stroll down memory lane as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we look at our August 1995 issue’s coverage of that brand new PMMI packaging show in Vegas.
Package Case Study
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Truly 'Extraordinary': 2 million labels, 2 million designs

The Coca-Cola Company has pushed digital printing to the next level with the Coke Extraordinary Collection—2 million bottle labels, each one with its own graphic design.
Package Case Study
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Vegan brand emphasizes healthy ingredients

Nate’s Meatless of South San Francisco has updated the packaging for its meatless meatballs with clean, modern graphics and an icon that emphasizes the product’s non-GMO status.
Package Case Study
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Travel light with ultra-slim personal care packs

A new credit card-sized, portable liquid container for on-the-go personal care products recently launched by Miists Intl., LLC of Phoenix just might be the thinnest, most convenient travel pack on the market.
Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019
News
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Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019

Authentication technologies to grow the highest within this market due to increasing awareness of counterfeit products.

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