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May 2014
Cover Story
Salary Survey forecast is partly cloudy
Feature: IoPP’s 2014 Salary Survey reveals a slight retreat in salaries, yet with clear optimism for this year and for long-term packaging careers.
Lead Off
Breakthroughs in packaging and publishing
Machinery: For the past few years Features Editor Jim Butschli has worked closely with the Institute of Packaging Professionals and Gros Executive Recruiters to produce a salary survey unique in the packaging sector.
What's New
Preform technology enables ambient yogurt product
Package: Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer Empresas Polar has introduced the first shelf-stable yogurt in the country through its subsidiary, Pascual Andina.
What's New
Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+
Package: Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
What's New
New try-at-home eyewear shipper has the right specs
Success Story: Women’s eyewear brand Rivet & Sway has redesigned the packaging for its online eyewear boutique to enable greater selection with reduced package weight and cost, as well as make the experience even more enjoyable for at-home customers.
Legal Side
OTC drug packagers: FDA mulls changes to unique program
Feature: If you’re an over-the-counter drug, it sometimes must seem like prescription drugs are your popular older sibling who gets all the attention.
Academic Angle
Tips on interns
Feature: As you organize your summer packaging engineer intern program this year, these three steps are important to remember.
Greener Package
Which one has a smaller footprint? Plastics or alternative materials?
Feature: Alternative packaging materials may be more sexy, but how do they compare with petroleum-based plastics when it comes to energy use and greenhouse gas emissions?
Jack Link’s shows 'Wild Side' with retail-ready, club-store carton
Package: Meat snacks provider switches from PVC canister to retail-ready laminated paperboard carton for club-store sales that provides greater shelf pop and improved sustainability.
Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity
Package: Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
Variably-sized shippers on demand
Feature: Servo drives and motors play a key role in delivering the kind of precision and predictability necessary on a new breed of machine that forms variably-sized corrugated shippers from roll stock on demand.
EastPack draws multiple industry sectors
Feature: This Canon Communications show focused on the Northeast comes to New York’s Jacob J. Javits Convention Center June 10 to June 12.
Expo Pack Mexico is a strong draw
Feature: Coming to Centro Banamex in Mexico City is a dynamic show that draws packaging and processing professionals from all the major Mexican states.
Digital keeps marching on
Machinery: Digital printing is well established in narrow-web labels. But whole new digital frontiers are opening in places like direct print on PET bottles and carton creasing/cutting.
Conference provides a peek at the future
Feature: The Packaging Conference has established itself as a place where updates on recent accomplishments and sneak previews of new technologies are both on display.
Shelf Impact
New packaging affirms hair brand's fashion-forward style
Package: New packaging design for Redken Styling products includes interlocking jars, a chic black gloss background, and an electric-color coding system.
Retail, packaging trends provide opportunities in India
Feature: Major industries exist to create wealth; this is the general understanding.
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