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Katie Thompson receives the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior Award.
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Clemson senior wins spring semester award

The Packaging Science Faculty in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University has nominated Katie Thompson for the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science Award.
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PMMI's new study, “Trends in Robotics Market Assessment 2014.”
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Dynamic changes in robotic packaging applications

Today, 75% of end users use robotics along their manufacturing lines, and the capabilities for food and pharmaceutical processing are game-changers.
Don't miss this informative training session for professionals who wish to learn more about the benefits of PackML.
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PackML Workshop is not to be missed

Recently added to the already dynamic mix of content at The Automation Conference is a PackML Workshop on May 19, one day ahead of The Automation Conference.
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IoPP announces new online course

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has announced the launch of Packaging360 Leadership, a new advanced-level, online course in cooperation with management consultancy Fastraqq Corp.
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Let's close the skills gap

Manufacturing jobs across the country are unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers, and this situation will only grow more problematic as the baby boomers retire. It’s time to take action.
The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and best practices for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.
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160 Women in Manufacturing honored

The Manufacturing Institute seeks to address the skills gap by inspiring the next generation with stories of manufacturing leadership and accomplishment.
The audience during HealthPack 2013.
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HealthPack announces 2014 agenda

Medtronic’s Jackie Elkin will open the March 11-13 event in Albuquerque with a keynote address on unique product identification and medical device packaging.
In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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HDMA: Representing the voice of primary pharmaceutical distributors

In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Figure E.2 World Packaging Consumption by Region, 2012 vs. 2018 ($ billion). Source: Smithers Pira
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Revealing key trends driving the global packaging market

Smithers Pira projects global packaging sales to reach $975 billion by 2018, with Asia predicted to represent more than 40% of demand.
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WestPack turns 65

When WestPack is held February 11-13, 2014, at the Anaheim Convention Center, it will mark the 65th edition of this popular western packaging exhibition.
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Looking back—and forward

Can it really be twenty years ago this month that Packaging World was launched? My, how the world has changed in those two decades.
Shurtape infographic takes an insightful look at the dangers and the often preventable costs associated with using a knife to open a package.
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Examining the costs of damaged goods

Infographic takes an insightful look at the dangers and the often preventable costs associated with using a knife to open a package.
James Belcher was named the Packaging World Outstanding Senior at Clemson University's Packaging Sciences program for the Fall Semester.
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Outstanding senior at Clemson

The Packaging Science Faculty in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University has nominated James Belcher for the Fall Semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science Award ($500).
Summit Media Group’s VP Digital & Custom Media Dave Newcorn will present on the topic of the packaging buying cycle at The Packaging Conference 2014, February 3-5 in Orlando, FL.
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Packaging World to present packaging buying cycle research

Summit Media Group’s VP Digital & Custom Media Dave Newcorn will present on the topic of the packaging buying cycle at The Packaging Conference 2014, February 3-5 in Orlando, FL.
Ipack-Ima is one of six exhibitions to be staged together in Milan in 2015.
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Six events to be staged together in Milan

An extensive program is planned for May 19 to 23 as Ipack-Ima, Fruitech, Intralogistica Italia, Converflex, Grafitalia, and MeatTech will be staged together at Fieramilano in Milan, Italy.
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Food Fraud Overview MOOC

Register now for Michigan State University’s next Food Fraud Overview MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
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2014 Packaging Conference to focus on key issues

Major brand owners and suppliers will be discussing their latest packaging initiatives and emerging technologies at The Packaging Conference 2014.
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WPO’s board meeting is scheduled for Barcelona, Spain

From November 4 to 8, delegates from 22 countries will discuss packaging in a global context at this meeting.

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