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SPONSOR: Glue Dots July 27, 2012 | Edited by Bob Sperber

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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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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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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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Meet the new executive director of the Contract Packaging Association

The Contract Packaging Association (CPA), board of directors tapped packaging industry pro Mary Ahern to become its new executive director, succeeding Ed Landon, effective July 1. Ahern comes to the CPA from custom packaging manufacturer Magenta LLC, where she was business development manager and director of sales for 13 years. She was a sales pro for Silgan Closures as well as Alcoa Closure Systems International. Her roots are in packaging engineering at American Home Foods Corp., and a packaging degree from Michigan State University. Get a fuller scoop of news by clicking to…

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Coregistics: New name reflects synergy of major contract packaging merger

Market Resource Packaging announced a new name to reflect its new vision and expanded capabilities: Coregistics. The announcement follows the company's purchase by IAM Acquisition, led by Eric Wilhelm, previously founder of the co-packing firm Wilpak, as Contract Packaging wrote in a May 2 report.

IAM "reassembled the majority of the Wilpak leadership team to further complement the original Market Resource Packaging Team,” according to Wilhelm. The resulting company offers more than 1 million sq. ft. and a broader range of high-volume, time-sensitive primary packaging, secondary packaging and logistics services. (Some examples are pictured here.) Joe Jaruszewski, president and cofounder of Market Resource Packaging and current president of the Contract Packaging Association, has hinted that additional “exciting announcements” are coming. What might they be?

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Berkeley Contract Packaging celebrates 20th year

Berkeley Contract Packaging of Kenilworth, NJ, founded in 1992, is celebrating its 20th year in business. The company serves industry sectors including pharma, medical personal care, various CPGs and the food industry from various facilities totaling 410,000 sq. ft….

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New report outlines business drivers behind logistics outsourcing

Why outsource your supply chain functions to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) rather than handle them yourself? A new research report, “Top Business Drivers for Integrated Logistics Outsourcing,” goes far to address the reasons. The report, from Lakeland, FL.-based Saddle Creek Logistics Services, presents the business drivers behind outsourcing. According to survey respondents, they include controlling costs, accommodating business fluctuations, managing compliance issues and returning focus to core competencies.



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Which contract packaging luminary could win the World Triathlon Championships?

Hint: He's a CEO, software whiz and director of the Contract Packaging Association.

In the nine-to-five world and then some, Jason Tham is CEO of Nulogy, the Toronto, Canada-based provider of PackManager software for contract packaging and manufacturing. He's also a director and chair of the associate member committee of the Contract Packaging Association. But today, he's something else altogether: Tham will compete as part of the Canadian National Team at the International Triathlon Union AG (ITU) World Championships, October 18-22, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand….

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Mark your calendar: CPA Fall WorkShop

It’s almost here: The CPA 2012 Fall WorkShop will be held September 24-25, 2012 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL. The event provides multiple tracks of hands-on presentations. But first, attendees can take a free tour of the nearby Videojet facility on the 24th.

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Upcoming events:

PABS 2012
Attend The Product Authentication & Brand Security Conference located this year in surburban Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, September 10-11.

Labelexpo Americas 2012
Visit with over 400 exhibitors of packaging machinery, materials and technology at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL on September 11-13.

PACK EXPO International 2012
With an expanded focus on processing and integrated processing-packaging systems, PACK EXPO International 2012 offers business solutions to stay ahead of the curve. This year's event is at Chicago's McCormick Place, October 28-31.

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