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Your GO-TO Guide is here! Updated and expanded for 2013!

It’s essential to keep your ear to the ground in packaging practices, and this handy, must-have PDF e-book will help you stay ahead of the curve.

Packaging World

The go-to guide for packagers with a packaging line project, NEWLY UPDATED for 2013!

Leading packaging experts helped us update this must-have, 128-page PDF e-book, jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.

Packaging World

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August 2013

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Lead Off

  Large consumer packaged goods manufacturers are often criticized for not being able to adjust their manufacturing operations quickly enough. But it would appear that Danone, one of the largest producers of yogurt in the world, is capable of adjusting its packaging pretty rapidly when it needs to.

What's New

  Pacific Foods launches childhood pasta favorites made from all natural ingredients, packaged in BPA-free, retortable liquid cartons.

Academic Angle

  If you’re looking for a cultural experience, head to a liquor store with a large and diverse selection of craft beers. There you’ll find visual stimulation, intellectual engagement, and educational opportunities galore.

Legal Side

  Of all the types of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cosmetics gets the lightest touch.

Greener Package

  AMERIPEN shares its analysis of the 100 Cities survey data to uncover opportunities to optimize packaging material recovery and the value proposition such opportunities provide.

  From ideas about sustainable packaging to insights into what consumers age 60 and over would like to see in beer packaging—lots can be learned from IdeasBrewery.com.

  In this Q&A, Healthcare Packaging discusses next-generation drug-device delivery methods with Technology Catalysts International.

  Unscrambling equipment provider tailors machinery for flexibility, efficiency, and to meet future track-and-trace requirements.

  Tortilla chip maker vanquishes material waste, while pumping up output and product shelf life.

Cover Story

  The North American robotics industry achieved record growth of 17% in 2012, and as these firsthand accounts prove, packaging applications played a part in that phenomenal expansion.

 All in a very small footprint, this integrated packaging system forms, loads, and closes cartons thanks to its “racetrack” conveyor powered by servo linear motors.

  Pack Expo Las Vegas will showcase a wide variety of packaging machines and materials that can play a key role in keeping baked goods fresh.

  Exclusive Healthcare Packaging survey reveals half have yet to begin serialization projects, and more than 25% don’t plan to spend money on serialization this year!

  House and Senate serialization bills could push back packaging line expenditures, but wouldn’t do much to counter pharmaceutical counterfeiting.

  Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee streamlined—and sped up—its packaging process with pre-oiled, flexible valves that maintain freshness, letting CO2 out of the bag without letting oxygen in.

Shelf Impact

  A striking bottle with an even more arresting backstory, a new 500-mL PET package for Forces Sauces, sold in the U.K., cleverly conveys the brand’s mission: to raise money in support of disabled and vulnerable ex-servicemen and women, as well as those currently serving in the military.

Upcoming events:

CPP Expo
The premier event for the converting/package printing marketplace, including: flexible packaging, folding carton/boxmaking, corrugated converting, tissue converting and narrow web/tag & label. The educational program is historically crafted by leading, industry experts which include associations and publications. Chicago, IL September 8-12.

TexasPack
Interact with world-class suppliers face-to-face, test drive the latest technologies of today and the innovations of tomorrow, network with industry peers and thought-leaders, and expand your industry knowledge. Houston, TX October 15-16.

Windy Fancy Food Show
Discover 80,000 on-trend and best-in-class products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 1,300 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty foods and beverages from across the U.S. and 35 countries and regions. San Francisco CA, January 19-21, 2014.

EVENT

Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 will bring together over 26,000 packaging and processing professionals and more than 1,600 exhibitors for the three most productive days of your year. Attend Pack Expo 2013 on September 23-25 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Pack Expo 2013

Event

The International Dairy Show

You asked for it. We delivered. The International Dairy Show is back in Chicago and is bigger, and better than ever. Moving back to a biennial format, dairy, food and beverage processors will see technology and innovations in formulation, processing, packaging, distribution, food safety, and more. Attend the 2013 International Dairy Show on November 3-6 in Chicago, IL.

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