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October 2011

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The Legal Side

 Most of the discussions about bisphenol A, or BPA, in this column have been about how regulatory officials and governments have reacted to the chemical's presence in packaging.

Greener Package

 Greener Package and AIChE's Institute for Sustainability will produce one of the first programs for packaging professionals focused solely on Waste-to-Energy issues.

 High-altitude plastic bottle collapsing problems solved and product safety and brand image preserved.

  A revolutionary new fishing line gets a paperboard/plastic package that is equally original and is believed to be the first twist-off blister package ever.

 Fresh mussels have a short shelf life and aren't easy to prepare at home. Microwave pasteurization addresses these issues and provides a 21-day refrigerated shelf life.

 Process Expo is the place to learn about trends in the food industry and see demonstrations of the latest food processing technology.


 Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen tremendous growth in the use of interactive mobile marketing technologies to connect savvy consumer brands with their increasingly mobile-enabled consumers.

Controls & Automation

 Friesen's increases its check weigher system speed by 31% and reduces downtime by 22% using controls that are PC- and EtherCAT-based.

 For better or worse, social media is changing the face of packaging.

 Specially designed cyclic olefin copolymer container housed in an outer blister protects lyophilized tissue used primarily in orthopedic and spine-related surgeries.

 Dallas-based Meals to Live takes a healthy approach to packaging graphics for its line of frozen meals marketed primarily to diabetics and other health-conscious consumers.

 Sales are on fire for Colorado hot-sauce company that uses fresh, premium product ingredients and high-quality package labels printed in-house to entice customers.

The Insiders

  We believe holistic packaging design goes a level beyond universal design principles.


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Process Expo
The industry's only single-destination food equipment expo featuring end-to-end food processing and packaging machinery and services across all food sectors, held at Chicago's McCormick Place, November 1-4.



MODEX 2012 Expo and Conference

Showcasing the latest equipment and technology innovations for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, the expo will include over 500 exhibits and an educational conference. February 6 - 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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