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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsors March 29, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

New partition inserter with dual servo drive. See it in action >>

Delivering top performance and reliability and NO-tools changeover! See how this partition inserter will benefit your packaging line.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

Free Cap Sealing Downloads >>

Access the latest induction sealing resources. Learn how to Achieve a Perfect Seal, be inspired by Hall of Fame Packages and see the new Super Seal Touch Cap Sealer.


NutraGen II Closure for Pill & Vitamin Dispensing >>

For convenient dispensing of pills, vitamins and supplements large or small, the contemporary design and easy opening convenience of Weatherchem's NutraGen II closure will set your brand apart. Learn more, get free samples...


NEW Constant Motion VFFS >>

Faster. Cleaner. Smarter. That's what you can expect from the next generation of Triangle VFFS baggers. Constant film motion delivers consistent web-tracking and reliable registration for superior backseals.

Triangle Package Machinery Company

Present Your Product - Preserve Your Brand >>

The best adhesive solutions are the ones you can't see. Safer and cleaner than hot melts, instant-bonding, Glue Dots® provide a fast, reliable bond to countless packaging projects. Contact an Account Specialist to request your FREE product samples. Ask about our FREE equipment rental program.

Glue Dots


Snack portion olives 'packed loose without the juice'

"The pop-able olive that is unstoppable!" That's how Plant City, FL, specialty food importer and distributor Mario Camacho Foods describes its new snack-size olive portions packed in portable, single-serve, stand-up pouches.

Sustainable Packaging Symposium strikes rich vein of content

The first edition of Greener Package and AIChE's event around sustainable packaging tops 220 attendees, sparks lively debate, and raises the level of discourse around packaging and the environment....

Medical package priorities focus on integrity, handling, and cost containment

In this Q&A, Healthcare Packaging speaks with Kieran Smith, global industry leader, Durables & Medical, for Eastman Chemical Co., about what its customers are discussing in the medical device packaging space....

PepsiCo becomes contender for first fully plant-based beverage bottle

Made entirely from bio-based raw materials, the 'green' bottle mimics the properties of PET and is fully recyclable. The company says it plans to launch pilot production of the new package in 2012....

Personalized packaging: On the horizon?

The commercial printing industry has a technology that could migrate to packaging and have a sizable impact. It's called personalization, and it rests on a three-legged stool of variable printing, affinity marketing, and automated route sequencing....


Safeway scores with own-brand salty snacks

Jim George shows a good example of an increasingly frequent development: a private-label package that out-innovates the national brands.

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Upcoming Events:
NACD 2011 Annual Convention
La Quinta Resort & Club, Palm Springs, CA The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) annual convention will be held April 6-10, 2011.
Packaging Automation Forum
Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World, features peer-to-peer education about how to increase productivity, flexibility and performance using state-of-the-art packaging controls and information technology, April 26.
IoPP Packaging & Leadership Council
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. New for 2011, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating a two-day conference that combines IoPP's most dynamic events, held May 10-11.
Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ. Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops, produced by Healthcare Packaging magazine, will feature operational and package design strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, May 26.


Don't delay! The Greener Package Awards Competition is now accepting entries.

Seeking 'green' fame and fortune? Enter the industry's only independent awards competition dedicated solely to packaging sustainability. The Greener Package Awards competition is open to retailers, brand owners, design firms and packaging suppliers. Enter today and revel in the glory come August! Learn more.

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