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SPONSOR: PMMI Pack Expo July 11, 2012 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Shape the future of your business by attending PACK EXPO >>

As the world’s largest processing and packaging event, PACK EXPO International 2012 serves as the industry’s premier resource for faster, more flexible and more efficient operations. Register now for PACK EXPO International 2012, October 28-31, McCormick Place, Chicago.

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Purchase tickets for the PACK EXPO Lecture Series: Dennis Miller and James Carville >>

See a spirited discussion between Dennis Miller, premiere comedy talent seen and heard on The O’Reilly Factor and The Dennis Miller Show, and James Carville, political consultant and former advisor to President Clinton. Watch these power-house speakers give their views on the 2012 elections and take your questions.

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Advance your knowledge at PACK EXPO International 2012 >>

PACK EXPO International is the only place to find packaging solutions specific to the markets you serve. See innovations in action on the show floor – start at an industry pavilion: The Brand Zone, The Confectionery Pavilion, The Pharmaceutical Pavilion, The Processing Zone or The Reusable Packaging Pavilion.

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Sign up now for The Conference at PACK EXPO >>

With a focus on in-depth learning, The Conference at PACK EXPO offers professional development and business insights second to none. Dozens of educational sessions keep you up-to-date and on an upward career track. Educate, innovate and advance at The Conference at PACK EXPO, October 29-31, McCormick Place, Chicago.

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FSMA regulation questions? Visit the Food Safety Summit Resource Center >>

At PACK EXPO, learn from food safety experts about the latest in traceability, crisis planning, pathogen detection, and more. Visit the Food Safety Summit Resource Center for a series of presentations and timely discussions on one of the packaging industry’s most critical issues.

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Commentary on MillerCoors punch-top can

MillerCoors still is in the roll-out of its punch-top can campaign, the success of which will be determined by whether consumers are willing to roll with the punches.

Dissecting the Unilever 'Plan'

At an April event in Washington, D.C., Unilever reported on its progress toward its 10-year Sustainable Living Plan, announced in late 2010. At the event, Unilever senior vp, Sustainability, Gavin Neath provided details on the company’s goals for packaging...

Tropicana's bold shift to PET

Project "Inspiration" takes Tropicana Pure Premium into four new PET bottles, including two handled containers made with a new EBM grade that’s approved for recycling...

Toolkit helps South Carolina hospitals reduce mislabeled blood specimens

'Final Check' process aims to design healthcare systems and help healthcare providers make choices in those systems to produce better patient outcomes. ...

Innovation on two fronts

Last month in this space I described how impressed I was with H.J. Heinz, not only because it has been truly innovative in its approach to packaging but also because it has the good sense to celebrate and promote what its hard-working and talented packaging professionals have come up with....

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Print-and-apply labeler
Weber Packaging Solutions' new print-and-apply label applicator, the Model 4300 Pro-Apply, handles labels up to 6 inches wide x 6 inches long.

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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