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February 2013

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Lead Off

  If you’re involved in package design and you aren’t taking advantage of the many new tools that have emerged recently to streamline and improve the work you do, maybe it’s time to resolve that in 2013 you’ll learn more about what’s out there and put some of it to work.

What's New

  Plastic bottles holding a range of adhesives sold by Toagosei Co. Ltd. in Japan are now being put into secondary packaging that includes MoistCatch, a moisture-absorbing component that eliminates the need for adding moisture-absorbing desiccant pouches.

First Person

  Antibiotics, pediatric medicines, and other products part of a nonstop effort that to date has benefited nearly 300,000 victims in NY, NJ, and CT.

Legal Side

  In the world of food safety, the other shoe dropped in January.

Greener Package

  The data gathered on best practices in residential recycling in the top 100 largest cities by household will be used by AMERIEPN to pursue projects to increase material recovery rates.

  What used to take six operators now requires just one as Schiff Nutrition automates its cartoning operation. At 400 nutrition bars/min, the speed is pretty impressive, too.

Cover Story

  Natural health products brand Bodylogix follows in the footsteps of Seventh Generation when it launches an eco-friendly, convention-busting bottle for its protein powders.

  Unilever senior packaging manager, R&D, Michael Hughes, shares how the company is evaluating and designing its packaging to meet the goals of The Sustainable Living Plan.

  Regardless of packaging materials used, is compliance-prompting packaging inherently more sustainable, given its positive impacts on human health, the economy, and the environment?

  Medical device makers would need to use automatic identification and data capture technology for marking implantable and all devices and their packaging.

  Backed by an aggressive ad campaign featuring a James Brown Motown classic, Farmland Foods’ Oven Perfect packaging has convenience written all over it.

  Mana Nutrition receives valuable packaging equipment gift that aids in efforts to feed hungry children.

  Portability, dispensing, and graphics help market air-based energy product, as discussed in this exclusive Q&A.

  Seven sub-machines package clinical trial patient kits with efficiency and inspection security, minimizing labor costs.

Shelf Impact

  U.K. frozen yogurt brand Yoomoo conveys a fun and quirky personality through the use of whimsical cow illustrations on its range of take-home froyo tubs.

Shelf Impact

  All-natural beef and pork jerky product is launched in a 3-oz, flexible film pouch with a window that showcases the product’s handcrafted appeal.

Featured Video
Augmented reality engages consumers
HP Indigo showed a way to connect physical product with content that sits on the cloud to engage customer in a whole new way.
Upcoming events:

28th Annual Student Packaging Jamboree
This year's Packaging Jamboree, coordinated by MSU's School of Packaging, will be held on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, March 21-23.

NACD 2013 Annual Convention
The National Association of Container Distributors 2013 Annual Convention will be held at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, TX, April 16 - 19.

HealthPack is dedicated to issues and new technologies in the area of medical device packaging. This year's conference will take place at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, Louisville, KY, March 12-14.


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