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SPONSOR: Glue Dots International April 24, 2012 | Edited by Bob Sperber

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Revolutionary packaging technology >>

The QuikDot Pro is a pressure sensitive adhesive applicator designed to seamlessly seal corrugated and paperboard food and beverage packaging. Approved for use by major beverage companies, the QuikDot Pro is a convenient alternative to cumbersome tape pads and hot melt glue guns.

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Secure important items quickly and cleanly >>

Glue Dots® adhesives are a clean instant-bonding alternative to hot glues. Safe, non-toxic and FDA compliant, use Glue Dots to attach product samples, onserts and information sheets. Removes cleanly without staining. Application equipment available to increase productivity.

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Fast, simple, affordable >>

The EconoDot combines simplicity with affordability in a bench-top dispenser. Designed for both short and long-term projects, the EconoDot makes Glue Dots adhesive pattern application quick, easy and cost effective. Priced under $1,000 the EconoDot is compact, lightweight, easy to operate and maintenance free.

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See the dot shot pro in action >>

The Dot Shot Pro puts productivity in the palm of your hand. Apply Glue Dots quickly, cleanly and precisely with the portable, handheld Dot Shot Pro. The Dot Shot Pro dispenses one or more Glue Dots Adhesive Patterns at a time and can accommodate a multitude of custom patterns including MatrX.

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Bumble Bee on contract packagers and plastic containers

Brian Stepowany, packaging development manager of Bumble Bee Foods, sat down with Pat Reynolds, VP/Editor of Packaging World, to discuss the importance of relationship building with contract packagers and the challenges of plastic can development. On his top priorities, Stepowany says: “Nearly 40% of what we produce is done for us by contract packagers, and I’d say a big priority is relationship building. A lot of this packaging is done overseas, so there are cultural issues to navigate, maybe even some language hurdles.”

How does he do it? By getting co-packers to look at costing in greater detail, not just quoting the finished product cost, but breaking down all components such as material costs, cost of operations, cost of the product itself. “Food safety, of course, is huge,” he adds. “It’s usually pretty well established that they’ll be following good manufacturing practices, but here again the relationship issue is important. You don’t want to have to have a Bumble Bee person in that plant all the time enforcing GMP. You want to have a relationship with them that includes trust as one of its components.

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Hurricane cloud over co-packing plant has a silver lining

During the early morning of Sunday, August 28, Hurricane Irene roared into New York’s East Coast, dumping torrential rains. The Moodna Creek near Cornwall, NY, north of New York City, quickly flooded, sending a wall of water into the Cornwall Industrial Park, housing Superior Pack Group and several smaller businesses. The floodwaters knocked down one wall of Superior’s building, and within just a few hours, the plant was four feet under water. Company management estimated a $2 million loss in equipment and product inventory.

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Contract packager Pharma Tech Industries honored

Contract manufacturer/packager Pharma Tech Industries (PTI), a contract manufacturer and packager for pharmaceutical, over-the-counter, medical device, and personal care products, was selected as the Best Overall Supplier by one of the world’s five largest pharmaceutical companies. PTI stood out among a pool of 67 contract manufacturing organizations in the unnamed company’s supplier network.

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Nulogy replaces SAP at Russian Co-Packer

One of a number of domestic U.S. and global wins for Nulogy Corp., the Toronto, Canada-based provider of PackManager software for contract packaging and manufacturing: Moscow, Russia-based contract packager Re-Pack, will roll-out PackManager across all of its Russian sites. RE-Pack "scrapped" its existing SAP Business All-in-One solution” in favor of the Nulogy software based in part on the promise, and delivery, of rapid deployment and the ability to remain compliant with industry best practices.

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